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conferences I thought were well-known, with a variety of workshops & opportunities, and geared towards both published & unpublished authors.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!
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
“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
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
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).
February 14-16, 2019: West Coast Christian Writers Conference
“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.