Looking for ways to sharpen your writing skills? The Upper Room magazine editors speak at a variety of Christian writers' conferences each year. You are welcome to register for any of those conferences to reap all the benefits of a Christian writers' conference—among which are classes on how to write for The Upper Room.
Here is a list of 2019 conferences (detailed descriptions to come).
Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat – Andalusia, Alabama – March 27-30, 2019
Wordsowers Christian Writers Conference – Omaha, Nebraska – April 26-27, 2019
Colorado Christian Writers Conference – Estes Park, Colorado – May 15-18, 2019
SoCal Christian Writers Conference – Fullerton, California – June 20-23, 2019
Oregon Christian Writers Conference – Portland, Oregon – Aug 12-15, 2019
Detailed Course Descriptions
Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat
March 27-30, 2018
Blue Lake Campground, Andalusia, Alabama
Marilyn Turk – Director – Marilyn Turk
Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat is a special opportunity for aspiring or experienced writers to receive quality instruction from writing professionals in a quiet, retreat-type environment. The retreat offers instruction in writing fiction and nonfiction during morning continuing classes and afternoon workshops. In addition, attendees will be motivated by inspirational speakers and stirring praise and worship by singer/songwriter Lynn DeShazo. All food and lodging is included in the very economical fee.
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At this conference, The Upper Room associate editor Susan King will be teaching a continuing class, How to Become a Best-selling Author Writing Devotionals and Articles which will focus on analyzing magazine markets and writing and marketing non-fiction devotionals and feature articles. She will also be teaching a workshop on polishing an author’s writing style for any genre.
Wordsowers Christian Writers Conference: Go Now, Write It.
April 26-27, 2019
Grace Central Church, Omaha, Nebraska
Keynote is Dr. Craig von Buseck, Editor of Content for the Inspiration Ministries website. Craig also writes for CBN.com, ChristianPost.com, MTL Magazine, and Charisma Magazine. Enjoy networking with editors, publishers, and professional writers. Workshops on fiction, non-fiction, writing for children, poetry, public speaking, photography, website development, finances and more. Critiques, coaching, and pro photos available.
The Upper Room magazine Associate Editor Susan King will teach two classes. Sign up at the conference to brainstorm with Susan in a one-on-one meeting!
Conference cost is $100, but discounts are available for early registration on the Wordsowers website.
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Wordsowers Leadership Team: Kat Crawford, Jeanie Jacobson, and Teresa Tierney
For more information, email: Jeanie@Wordsowers.com. Put “Wordsowers 2019” in the subject line.
Colorado Christian Writers Conference
May 15-18, 2019
YMCA of the Rockies – Estes Park Center, Estes Park, Colrado
Marlene Bagnull – Director
The Colorado Christian Writers Conference, also known as the Write His Answer Conference, exists to encourage and equip participants to write about a God who is real, who is reachable, and who changes lives. A faculty of over 50 authors, editors, agents, and other professionals will present 7 inspirational keynotes, 8 continuing sessions (6 hours long), and 42 hour-long workshops. Wednesday afternoon early birds can choose from 5 learning labs and 10 workshops. A highlight of the conference is the opportunity for five (or more) one-on-one 15-minute appointments with the faculty of your choice. But best of all, every year God meets us on the mountain!
At this conference, The Upper Room Associate Editor Susan King will be teaching a continuing session entitled, “It’s All about Style: Achieving Excellence in Writing” and also a workshop entitled, “The Unique Potential of Poetry.”
Check back for more detailed information about 2019 conferences featuring The Upper Room editors.
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