Kathy Chung runs the Surrey International Writing Conference, which is a professional development event, rather than one of the fan-run conventions, which are primarily reader and/or consumer events. She also helped us put together the 2015 Out Of Excuses event, where we were fortunate to witness her expertise first-hand.
Naturally, we invited her to talk with us about conferences and conventions. She’s easy to talk to, and she knows more about them than we do.
We cover some of the key differences between conferences and conventions (especially from the writer’s point of view,) and, per the subject, how to get the most of them.
Homework: Research conventions and conferences in your area.
My Name is Red, by Orhan Pamuk, narrated by John Lee