For all social events and any event marked “meeting style” you will be on camera and mic. Unless otherwise noted, classes are webinars: you will not be on camera or mic as an attendee.
All keynotes and all Wednesday – Sunday classes will be recorded and available to attendees for one month. No other events will be recorded.
Gratitude for The Place SiWC Calls Home
While we are gathering for SiWC at Home from all over the world, the conference staff and board gratefully acknowledge that our conference is able to call the traditional lands of the Coast Salish, sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie), sc̓əwaθenaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsawwassen), Kwikwetlem, S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Á,LEṈENEȻ ȽTE (W̱SÁNEĆ), Kwantlen, and Stz’uminus people home. We encourage you to learn from which traditional lands you are attending the conference. http://native-land.ca/ is one place to start.
Join WXR for a few challenges that will run throughout the SIWC conference! Each day we’ll have a special challenge designed to push you to develop new skills and try out new things. We also have two ongoing word count challenges – on any day of the conference, write Pi (3142 words) to get access to a special Pie Safe filled with process snippets from the WXR instructors (outlines, drafts, notes, etc.), and keep track of your total word count to be eligible for the Out of Excuses Award, given to the person who writes the most words throughout the conference.
Today’s challenge? Icebreaker Bingo! Download the Bingo form from the handouts page (Media->handouts on the header) and fill it out at our WXR Kick-Off Social. Let us know how you did with the challenge and if you wrote Pi using this form (link). Tracking your word count for the conference as a whole? Let everyone know how you’re doing with this Unofficial Tracker (link).
5:30pm – 9:30 pm
WXR Presents: Evening Social: The WXRS Woodthrush
Get your WXR at SIWC experience started by meeting old friends and making a few new ones at our kick-off social. We invite you to stop in, relax, meet up with your fellow writers, and have a great time aboard our virtual ship, the WXRS Woodthrush! As with all social events, you will be on camera and mic unless you turn them off.