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).
Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference, March 23-27, 2018 — Mt. Hermon, CA
Wordsowers Christian Writers Conference, April 27-28, 2018 — Omaha, NE
Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat, May 2-5, 2018
— Blue Lake Campground, Andalusia, AL (Details below)
Taylor University's Professional Writing Conference, August 3-4, 2018 — Taylor University, Upland, Indiana
Oregon Christian Writers Summer Conference, August 20–23, 2018 — Portland, OR
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
DETAILED CONFERENCE INFORMATION
Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference
March 23-27, 2018
(conference center near Santa Cruz, California)
This five-day conference features specific helps for beginning, intermediate, advanced, and even professional writers. Its faculty includes representatives from major book and magazine publishers plus agents and experienced freelance authors. It will offer keynote addresses from New York Times best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs as well as mentoring clinics, morning tracks, afternoon workshops, opportunities to meet one-on-one with the faculty, and fun recreational activities among the California redwoods.
At this conference, Susan King, Associate Editor of The Upper Room magazine, will be meeting with writers and also teaching a workshop titled "Turning Personal Experience into a Devotional Message." In this workshop, she will focus on how to write excellent and effective devotionals for The Upper Room — and, in so doing, reach millions of readers worldwide.
Wordsowers Christian Writers Conference: “Unfold His Words”
April 27-28, 2018
Grace Central Church, Omaha, NE
Keynote is Multi Award Winning author, Ronie Kendig, Her brand, Rapid-Fire Fiction, is exemplified through her novels. A great opportunity to interact with editors, agents, and professional writers. Don’t miss Friday evening as prepares it everyone for Saturday’s workshops.
The Upper Room magazine Associate Editor Susan King will teach two classes: Turning Personal Experience into a Devotional Message and Style: The Key to Excellence in Writing
Conference cost is $100, but discount coupons are available on the Wordsowers Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/WordsowersOmaha/
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Wordsowers Leadership Team: Kat Crawford, Jeanie Jacobson, Pebbles Jacobo, and Teresa Tierney
For more information, email: Jeanie@Wordsowers.com. Put “Wordsowers 2018” in the subject line.
Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat
May 2-5, 2018
Director - Marilyn Turk
Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat is a special opportunity for aspiring or experienced writers to experience quality instruction from writing professionals in a quiet, retreat-type environment. The retreat offers instruction in 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 Devotions and Articles, which will focus on analyzing magazine markets and writing and marketing non-fiction devotions and articles. She will also be teaching two workshops on polishing an author’s writing style for any genre—especially to meet the challenge of writing a devotional for The Upper Room.
Check back for more detailed information about 2018 conferences featuring The Upper Room editors.