Thursday, October 13, 2011

Surrey International Writer's Conference.

Check out the 19th Annual Surrey International Writer's Conference, October 21-23, 2011.

Established in 1993 as a small, school-related event, the Surrey International Writers’ Conference has grown to attract hundreds of enthusiastic, dedicated writers annually. The conference holds a wide appeal to writers of all genres and skill levels, and offers exceptional
opportunities for professional development. We strive to encourage writers of every experiential level to interact with agents, editors, publishers and filmmakers to broaden their understanding of, and presence in, the literary marketplace.

One of the biggest draws for many conference-goers is the chance to meet one-on-one with acquiring editors and agents for brief 10-minute interviews (at no extra charge), during the entire weekend. The weekend is made up of workshops, panels and special events galore; all aimed at helping writers grow. This year more than 70 workshops cover topics as wide ranging as *Social Media Strategies for Writers and Boot Camp For Procrastinators*. A full description of all the workshops is available on our website:

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Student Vision Award

The Department of English is offering a new cash award -- and creative pieces are eligible, so polish off your pens and get to work on our current topic: Student debt.

Yeah, resonates, right?

The details are below:

One $500 award to be given annually at the end of the fall semester to a student who writes an outstanding text on a topical student issue.

Fall 2011: The issue is student debt (but isn't that always an issue? but I digress...) You can enter in any genre: Creative nonfiction, short story, poetry, essay. Length: Up to 1000 words
(but no more than 8 pages).

To qualify, you must be registered in an English course at Capilano.

You need to be nominated (but for that to happen, you need to ask your instructor to nominate you).

The English Department reserves the right not to make an award in a given year.