- Bartlett Christian Writers meets June 11th – Summer Brunch, critique and feedback on Chapbook submissions, writing exercises to learn technique. We meet at New Hope Christian Church from 9-11:30. For more information, please visit our website at: http://bartlettchristianwriters.webs.com
- Southern Christian Writers Conference
- Organizations – General
- The Southern Christian Writers Conference (SCWC) is an annual conference held each June in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It regularly attracts around 2oo attendees, and always provides high-quality instruction and motivation from well-known, published writers, editors, and agents in all different fields.
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KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “Making a Difference Through Your Writing”
WORKSHOP SESSION: “Creating Multi-Dimensional Characters”
Angela Benson has written 12 novels, two novellas, and a nonfiction writing book. Her books have appeared on national, regional, and local bestseller lists, and she has won several writing awards, including Best Multicultural Romance fromRomantic Times magazine and Best Contemporary Ethnic Romance from Affaire de Coeur magazine. She was a finalist for the 2000 Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award in Multicultural Romance. In 2000, she turned her writing to Christian fiction with the publication of Awakening Mercy, the first book in her Genesis House series from Tyndale House Publishers. It was a finalist for both the RITA Award given by Romance Writers of America (RWA) and the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction. The second book in the series, Abiding Hope, was published in 2001. It was awarded the Emma Award for Best Inspirational Romance presented by the Romance Slam Jam. BET Books, now Harlequin’s Kimani Press, purchased the mass market rights to Awakening Mercy andAbiding Hope and released them in mass market editions. In 2005 Walk Worthy Press released her first hardcover title, The Amen Sisters. It became a bestseller and won the Emma Award for Best Inspirational Romance. It was released as a trade paperback in 2007. Up Pops the Devil, published by HarperCollins (Avon A) in 2008, was her 11th novel. It was selected as the November 2008 African-American Book Club Pick at Books-A-Million and was featured in the September-October 2008 issue of UPSCALE Magazine. She has a diverse education and work history. She majored in mathematics at Spelman College and in Industrial Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and then worked for 15 years as an engineer in the telecommunications industry. She has masters degrees in operations research and human resources development and a Ph.D. in instructional technology from the University of Georgia. Dr. Benson is an associate professor of educational technology at the University of Alabama.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams”
WORKSHOP SESSION: “Writing Winning Book Proposals”
W. Terry Whalin, a former literary agent, is nationally known as a mentor for writers. He has written more than 60 nonfiction books, the most recent of which isJumpstart Your Publishing Dreams, Insider Secrets to SKYROCKET Your Success. On a regular basis, he writes about writing on his blog The Writing Life. He is the creator and webmaster for Right-Writing.com. He has written extensively about Christian fiction and reviewed numerous fiction books in publications such as Faithful Reader.com and BookPage. He is a publisher at Intermedia Publishing Group, and he has served as an editor for Decision and In Other Words. His magazine articles have appeared in more than 50 publications, including Writer’s Digest, The Writer, and Christianity Today. For more than 12 years he was a judge in the fiction category of the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Gold Medallion book awards program. For more than five years, he was an acquisitions editor in the book divisions of David C. Cook and Howard Books. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- River City Romance Writers meets June 18th – Speaker offering a presenation about writing novellas.
RCRW Monthly Meetings
Unless otherwise noted all RCRW meetings are held at the Bartlett
Libary on Stage Road.
10:05 a.m. – Doors open
10:15 a.m. – Business meeting
11:00 a.m. – Program
12:00 noon – Focused Writing Time (FWT)
1:00 p.m. – Lunch
We all gather together and pick a spot for lunch after the meeting.
Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch. Non-member guests are
welcome two times before they must join RWA and RCRW.
Please allow our treasurer and membership chair to enter the meeting space first so they can set up a welcome table.
5884 Stage Road
Bartlett TN 38134
2011 Kentucky Christian Writers Conference
Start Date: 6/24/2011
Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
End Date: 6/25/2011
End Time: 3:00 p.m.
The Fifteenth Annual Kentucky Christian Writers Conference (KCWC) will be held at College Heights United Methodist Church, 710 College Street Road, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, on Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, 2011. A “Meet and Greet” reception will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 23, at the Ramada Inn in Elizabethtown.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Cecil Murphy from Atlanta, Ga. Cecil is a New York Times bestselling author and international speaker. He has authored or co-authored over a hundred books, including 90 Minutes in Heaven with Don Piper. His books have sold millions of copies and have been translated in more than 40 languages.
Cecil has written hundreds of articles that have appeared in a variety of publications. In April of 2009, the American Society of Journalists and Authors honored Cecil with their Extraordinary Service Award, one of their most prestigious awards. Earlier in his career, Cecil was pastor of Riverdale Presbyterian Church in Metro Atlanta, served as a volunteer hospital chaplain, and missionary to Kenya.
Numerous workshops will be available at this year’s Kentucky Christian Writers Conference, along with an editors’ panel, and opportunities for one-on-one sessions with workshop leaders and editors. For more information visit the KCWC website at: www.kychristianwriters.com or call 270-422-4897. Registration begins on April 13.
Kate Thomas, Coordinator
2011 Kentucky Christian Writers Conference
College Heights UMC
710 College Street Road