Writers Workshops Led by The Upper Room Editors

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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 2018 conferences (detailed descriptions to come). 

Inscribe Christian Writers Conference, September 21-22, 2018 — Wetaskiwin (outside of Edmonton) Alberta, CANADA

Maranatha Christian Writers Conference, September 27-29, 2018 — Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference Center – Muskegon, Michigan

Heart of America Christian Writers Conference, Oct. 11-13, 2018 — Colonial Presbyterian Church - Overland Park, Kansas

Check back for more detailed information about 2018 conferences featuring The Upper Room editors.


InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship Fall Conference

September 21-23, 2018
Wetaskiwin Mission Church, 3610 - 56 Avenue Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 1X1
This conference gives writers an opportunity to come together for inspiration, motivation and to learn more about the craft of writing. Writers are able to interact with editors, professional writers, and readers—offering workshops and continuing classes in a wide array of creative categories. InScribe members may enter submissions in InScribe’s annual Fall Writers’ Contest, with prizes being awarded at the Friday evening banquet.
At this conference, Associate Editor Susan King will teach two workshops about turning personal experience into a devotional message.

Questions and General Information:  Tracy Krauss, Vice-President vp@inscribe.org or phone 250-242-7165 for questions & general information.


Maranatha Christian Writers’ Conference – September 27-29, 2018

Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference Center 4759 Lake Harbor  Muskegon, MI 49441


The most valuable thing you can do as a writer is to attend a writer’s conference. At Maranatha's Christian Writers' Conference, you will learn not only the craft but also the culture of writing. For over 40 years, we have been the right place to equip you to meet your writing goals. Our experienced faculty and staff are ready to give advice and provide direction. And in today’s tumultuous publishing world, good advice from those on the inside is more important than ever. Don't miss this time to be prepared for new ideas and great networking opportunities!  


This year’s theme, “Divine Appointment” allows us to focus on what we are being called to and prepare for the newest trends in the publishing world.


  • Gone are the days when you can simply search for a publishing house to partner with you and expect them to do everything except the writing itself. In today’s economy, publishers have neither the staff nor the budget to do as much for you. You’ll have to do more yourself—so you need to understand the process and be prepared to do the work.  It’s Time to take action!  You will meet many experts in the field of publishing, and have the opportunity to chat with them face-to-face as well as learning in a group setting.
  • Our program is second to none, and offers a number of sessions you’ll experience nowhere else:
    • Keynote speakers that will address felt needs and current events.  Karen Ball and Erin Taylor Young will inspire and instruct and will leave you with tangible tools to use as you move to the next level as a Christian writer.
    • General Sessions and group activities that cover changing trends and new opportunities. 
    • One-on-one consultations with a wide variety of industry professionals, including, for an extra fee, a longer paid consultation in the area of Social Media.
    • A opportunity for interaction with the experts with 1st Page Peer Critiquing.
    • A choice of twenty-four one-hour workshops by industry professionals on a wide variety of subjects crucial to your success.


At this conference, The Upper Room associate editor Susan King will be teaching a workshop entitled “It's All About Style: Achieving Writing Excellence.”


Registration is open!


For more information about this fall conference, visit:  www.maranathachristianwriters.com


Also, stop by the MCWC Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/maranathawriter/

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaranathaWriter


Sherry Hoppen, Conference Director

Direct questions to: sherry@maranathachristianwriters.com

Check back for more detailed information about 2018 conferences featuring The Upper Room editors.

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