I can't tell writers enough how beneficial writer's conferences are. I can say without a doubt I wouldn't be where I am today if I hadn't attended them. I've gone to them for fifteen years now ... that's testimony enough!
If you're interested in attending a writer's conference, here is a wealth of information. You might just find one perfect for you!
February 16, 2008. Oregon Christian Writer's One Day Winter Conference at Corban College in Salem, OR. Gail Sattler, Keynote Speaker. More info: http://oregonchristianwriters.org/members/
Feb 28-March 2, 2008. Florida Christian Writers Conference in Bradenton. Keynoters include Paul McCusker and T. Davis Bunn. Includes a special Teen Track taught by Bryan Davis. More information: http://www.flwriters.org/
March 14-15, 2008. Write His Answer Seminar. Carlisle Inn, Sugarcreek OH. More info: http://www.writehisanswer.com/Writing_Seminars.htm
March 14-18, 2008. Spring Christian Writers Conference at Mount Hermon. Debbie Macomber and Jerry B Jenkins. More info: http://www.mounthermon.org/writers/(Secular)
April 3-5, 2008. 2008 Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop in Dayton, Ohio. More info: http://www.humorwriters.org/2008SpeakerBios.html
April 12, 2008. Spring Writers Day. Orange County Christian Writers, CA. Featuring Beverly Lewis, Dan Benson, Brian Bird and Chip MacGregor. More info: http://www.occwf.org/
April 17-19, 2008. Festival of Faith & Writing at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. Francine Rivers, Davis Bunn and many more. More info: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/engl/festival/
April 17-19, 2008. Delaware Christian Writers Conference. Newark, Delaware. More here: http://www.delawarechristianwritersconference.com/
April 19, 2008. Mini Conference, St David's Christian Writers at Emmanuel Christian Church in Stoneboro, PA. More info: http://www.stdavidswriters.com/home.html Click on "Mini-Conference".
May 2-3, 2008. Northwest Christian Writers Renewal (formerly SPU Writers Renewal). Northshore Baptist Church in Bothell, Washington. Cec Murphey will keynote. Editorial reps include Mick Silva, Waterbrook; Don Pape, Cook; and Jesse Florea, Focus on the Family magazines. More info: http://www.nwchristianwriters.org/default.asp?id=8785
May 2-3, 2008. Antelope Valley Christian Writers' Conference. Tim Riter, Keynote. More info: www.avwriters.comMay 3, 2008. Susquehanna Valley Writers Workshop at the Best Western Inn/Country Cupboard Restaurant, Lewisburg, PA. More info: http://www.marshahubler.com/workshop.html
May 14-17, 2008. Colorado Christian Writer's Conference. More info coming soon to http://www.writehisanswer.com/Colorado/
May 18-22, 2008. Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. Ridgecrest, NC. More information: http://www.lifeway.com/lwc/article_main_page/0%2C1703%2CA%25253D152237%252526M%25253D201125%2C00.html?
June 4-7, 1008. Write to Publish Conference. More info upcoming: http://www.writetopublish.com/
June 13-14, 2008. Dayton Christian Writer's Conference. Englewood, Ohio. More info: http://www.dougtoles.com/upcominggospelevents/
June 16-21, 2008. St David's Christian Writer's Conference. Grove City, PA. Featuring Sally Stuart, Jane Kirkpatrick, Robbie Hess and Lisa Crayton. More info: http://www.stdavidswriters.com/home.html
July 13-17, 2008. International Christian Retail Show. Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. More info: http://www.christianretailshow.com/
August 7-9, 2008 (NOTE: tentative date).Greater Philadelphia Writer's Conference. Philadelphia Biblical University. More info to come: http://www.writehisanswer.com/philadelphia/index.html
September 8-12, 2008. Maranatha Christian Writers Conference. Muskegon, Michigan. More info: http://www.writewithpurpose.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
September 29-October 2, 2008. Sandy Cove Christian Writers Conference. More info: http://watkins.gospelcom.net/sandycove.htm
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