Upcoming Christian Writers Conferences

Summer is usually conference season. As I’ve heard and seen different conferences, I knew it was time to research different Christian writers’ conference opportunities. There is a wide spectrum of writing conferences out there. Keep in mind the list below is entirely directed for CHRISTIAN authors. Also, you will basically find conferences in every state, but it is impossible for me to list all of them. I’ve listed the conferences I thought were well-known, with a variety of workshops & opportunities, and geared towards both published & unpublished authors. Basically the conferences I would love to attend myself. 

I am aware there are more conferences out there. If you feel like there’s an important conference not mentioned, please list it in the comments for others to see! 

Hope you find this helpful!

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2018 Conferences

July 14, 2018: Roaring Lambs Christian Writers Conference.

The Hope Center, Plano, Texas

13 Dynamic speakers & topics. 

$79 Members, $99 Nonmembers

 

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July 26-28, 2018: Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference

“3 Thursday afternoon early bird learning labs, 5 keynotes, 7 continuing sessions, 35 workshops, panels, and one-on-one appointments and paid critiques. And, of course, you can expect powerful times of worship and rich fellowship with other writers and our faculty.”

$230 (2days), $135 (1day)

July 27-28, 2018: She Speaks Conference

Concord, NC

“She Speaks is an annual conference put on by Proverbs 31 Ministries that trains women to write, speak and lead. This two-day conference (along with the optional pre-conference day) from July 26-28, 2018, encourages and equips women as they learn specific, fresh techniques to enhance their ability to communicate God’s Word through writing, speaking or leadership skills. “

Main conference $725

 

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August 20 – 23, 2018: Oregon Christian Writers Summer Conference, “Opening Doors” Portland, Oregon

“Start planning now for this rich time of fellowship, learning, and worship—a time to study the craft, meet editors and agents, get feedback, receive next-step advice from mentors, and refresh your writing goals. “

$550 members, $595 nonmembers

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September 20 – 23, 2018: American Christian Fiction Writers Conference

Nashville, Tennessee; “Each year, hundreds of veteran authors and those just learning the craft of Christian fiction gather in a setting like this to hear skilled instructors, inspiring keynoters”

$585 (Members), $685 (Nonmembers). There are also daily rates. 

October 12-13, 2018: Breathe Christian Writers Conference (Grand Rapids, Michigan).

For writers by writers who care about words and relationships. Includes 36 workshops at all levels of writing career.

$175 (Both days), $95 (1 day).

2019 Conferences

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February 14-16, 2019: West Coast Christian Writers Conference

Livermore, California

“West Coast Christian Writers (WCCW), aims to equip and encourage writers of all levels in the craft and business of writing for publication through an annual conference offering quality instruction, industry updates, community, and personal inspiration.”

Tickets on sale Nov. 26, 2018.

February 22 – 24, 2019: Asheville Christian Writers Conference (Asheville, NC)

“We are called together to focus our hearts on the task Christ assigned us . . . to strengthen our ties with one another and hone our craft  of writing so we might effectively spread the Word of God through fiction and non-fiction books, screenplays, scripts, articles and blogs.” At the Billy Graham Training Center.

Starting rate is $305 (off campus.) Scholarships available.

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March 27 – 30, 2019: Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat Blue Lake Camp, Andalusia, AL

“At Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat, you’ll experience the benefits of a large writers’ conference, but on a more personal level. Whether you’re a beginning or experienced writer, interested in fiction or nonfiction, our faculty of seasoned professionals can teach you how to improve your writing skills, market your work, and get published.”

Varying prices for commuters to campers. $80-$485

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May 15-18, 2019: Colorado Christian Writers Conference

Inspiring keynotes, writing & marketing workshops, appointments & critiques, and forming friendships.

Based on 2018 costs – $395 (3 days), $320 (2 days), $180 (1 day). Scholarships available.

May 19 – 23, 2019: Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Conference

“This event allows participants the ideal opportunity to interact with editors, agents, professional writers and readers, offering outstanding workshops and continuing classes in a wide array of creative categories.  Whether you are a professional writer expanding your skills and networking contacts, or a brand new writer just beginning to chase your dream, this Christian Writers Conference is the ideal opportunity to take your creative goals to a higher level.” $350 per person

5 thoughts on “Upcoming Christian Writers Conferences

  1. There is another good conference. It is the Northwestern Christian Writers Conference. It is July 13-14, 2018 in St. Paul, MN. Keynote speaker is Sheila Walsh. Friday’s speaker is Liz Curtis Higgs.

    1. Great, Tom! Thanks for the addition. I think it’s important to have a variety of opportunities around the country. Great speakers, too!

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