I spent last weekend at the Vancouver Writers Festival. Now I’ve done conferences before, most notably volunteering to the smooth running of the Surrey International Writer’s Conference.
However, this was the first time I was on the podium side of the conference. I attended as part of a panel directed at new technology in the writing world with specific attention to new ibooks being produced, the impact of code in our today’s world and Wattpad. I was there as part of the Wattpad section. In fact I was one of three panelist being interviewed regarding the impact Wattpad had on our careers. It was an interesting experience. I’d love to do it again next year but I’d like an extra day there – if possible. And rather than tell you why – I’ll show you why! 🙂
The sunrise when I arrived.
I flew into Vancouver before 6:30 am. I sat in the Dockside restaurant until dawn broke over the hills.
This is part of the open air market to buy flowers and fresh coffee…and everything else under the sun.
And here is where I sat to have the coffee after my panel was done!
The trip was lovely, the break from my stressful routine divine! Granville Island is an artist retreat and there are artisans and musicians on every corner. It was a wonderful experience! If you have just a few days away – a few days where you could run to – where would you like to go?