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Part of my goals for 2014 include trying to get over my fear of putting myself out there in both meeting other writers and getting my book in front of a larger audience.

When I was trying to decide what events would go on my list, I immediately knew that the Surrey International Writer’s Conference  was one of them. I’m not a presenter nor do I have a booth at this conference, but that’s not why I keep going back. This conference makes me happy. The friendly community atmosphere is a goldmine for learning, and building long lasting friendships. I’m excited to see old friends, make some new ones, and get a fresh perspective on writing.

I’ve also decided to participate in two festivals in the fall. So far I feel pretty darn pumped about having my own little booth, but I know there’s going to be a lot of prep work that will need to go into making these events successful. For now, I keep reminding myself that it’s happening. I’m pushing past the inner voice that says I shouldn’t be doing what I’m doing, and just going for it.

What do I have to lose?

I’ve posted the list of my events here for convenience. If you check out the menu links on the left hand side of the screen, you’ll also find them there as well. Hope to see you there!

2014 EVENTS:

Toronto Book Fair

Date: November 13 -16

Location: Toronto Metro Convention Centre

Times: TBD



Date: October 24 – 26

Location: Surrey BC

I will be attending this event as a participant, because this conference is LIFE CHANGING.


Word on the Street – Toronto

Date: September 21

Location: Queen’s Park Circle

Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm

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Crystal Bourque

Crystal Bourque is an up and coming, new adult, urban fantasy author. She is obsessed with all things fantastical, so much so that she has a recurring dream about being a princess with a sword. When she’s not busy writing, she loves trying new recipes, plotting her next travel destination, and singing loudly.

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4 responses to “Events”

  1. Holli says:

    That’s awesome, Crystal! Your own table–I’d be so excited.

    And I’m thrilled you’re coming back to Surrey. It will be wonderful to see you again.

  2. Crystal says:

    Thanks Holli! I’m SO looking forward to SIWC. It will really be great to catch up!

  3. Elle Rush says:

    Hurray for SWIC!
    Good for you for getting out to festivals and book fairs. That is one of my goals for next year. It takes a lot of courage to go out and set up a booth – you’ll do great!

    • Crystal says:

      I can’t wait to catch up with everyone at SIWC. It’s going to be great!

      Keep me updated on which festivals/fairs you plan to attend. I would love to share booth ideas and strategies. 🙂

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