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Christian Writers’ Conferences

By Scott Lorenz
WestWind Book Marketing

If you’re a Christian writer and want to take your career to the next level, then writers’ conferences are certainly worth exploring.

There are many Christian writers’ conferences that can give you the opportunity to meet and learn from other authors, pitch your book, and network with agents, editors, and book marketing experts.

Here’s a good overview of some of the Christian writers’ conferences in 2024 that you should consider attending:

1. Asheville Christian Writers Conference, February 23-25, 2024, Asheville, NC. The Asheville Christian Writers Conference is a small conference limited to 120 attendees. It will offer one-on-one mentoring and critiques with award-winning authors. https://ashevillechristianwritersconference.com/

2. Carolina Christian Writers Conference, March 8-9, 2024, Spartanburg, SC. The Carolina Christian Writers Conference will offer tips and tricks on topics like book proposals, social networking, and pitching to editors and publishers. https://www.fbs.org/christian-writers-conference/

3. Midsouth Christian Writers Conference, March 15-16, 2024, Central Church, Collierville, TN. This workshop will be full of workshops by editors and agents, a keynote speaker, and faculty appointments. https://midsouthchristianwriters.com/

4. Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference, May 26-30, 2024, Black Mountain, NC. The Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference will offer a keynote speaker, workshops, and plenty of networking opportunities for new and seasoned writers. https://www.blueridgeconference.com/

5. Write to Publish Conference, June11–14, 2024, Wheaton, IL. Write-to-Publish, which is owned and managed by the Christian Writers Institute will host a conference with a focus on networking. https://writetopublish.com/

6. St. Davids Christian Writers’ Conference, June 19-23, 2024, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA. Held at Allegheny College, the St. Davids Christian Writers’ Conference will feature boot camps, workshops, and more. https://stdavidswriters.com/

7. Realm Makers 2024, July 18-20, 2024, St. Louis, MO. Realm Makers is specifically designed for Chrisitan writers who write speculative fiction. https://www.realmmakers.com/annual-conference/

8. Taylor University Professional Writers Conference 2024, July 26-27, 2024, Upland, IN. Sponsored by Taylor University’s nationally recognized Professional Writing major, this conference stresses tools and tips for getting your writing into print. You’ll learn from professional writers and network with agents and editors who can take you to the next level in your writing. https://taylorprofessionalwritersconference.weebly.com/

9. Colorado Christian Writers Conference, May 15-18, 2024, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO. Our in-person conference offers Teaching Sessions, Keynote Speakers, Round Table Discussions, and FREE appointments with agents and editors of your choice! Plus … you have access to all recorded sessions for the rest of the year! https://colorado.writehisanswer.com/

10. Florida Christian Writers Conference, October 16-20, 2024, Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center, Leesburg, FL. This conference will include workshops, VIP breakfasts with special speakers, and the chance to connect to agents, editors, and award-winning writers. https://word-weavers.com/floridaevents/

11. Vision Christian Writers Conference, March 22-26, 2024, Mount Hermon Conference Center, Felton, CA. This is an annual gathering of collaborative, mutually encouraging writers focused on improving their skills, networking with professionals (agents, editors, publishers, etc.), and enjoying the fellowship of like-minded folks. https://vcwconf.com/

12. C.S. Lewis Writer’s Conference, co-hosted by Cultivating Oaks Press, May 2 – 4, 2024, Glen Eyrie Castle & Colorado Conference Center, Colorado Springs, CO. The C.S. Lewis Writer’s Conference is based on the work and life of C.S. Lewis, a British writer and theologian. Their first conference on writing revolves around the important theme of “Cultivating a Writer’s Life.”. https://www.cslewis.org/writers/

13. Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat, March 20-23, 2024, 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. https://bluelakecwr.com/

14. Mt Zion Ridge Press Online Writing Conference 2024, May 16-18, 2024, Online. The Online Conference with an In Person Experience. It covers fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, marketing, and more. Keynote Speaker: Bob Hostetier. https://mtzionridgepress.com/events/christian-writing-conference-2024/

15. The Premier Christian Fiction Conference, September 5-8, 2024, Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA. If you’ve attended an ACFW conference before, you understand what the excitement’s about. 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…to gain from the insights of industry professionals…to interact with other writers…and to present their ideas to agents and editors looking for stories like theirs, or to mentors who can help them move forward in their writing career. https://acfw.com/acfw-conference/

16. West Coast Christian Writers Conference, November 7-8, 2024, Roseville, CA. WCCW is a writers’ conference with a reputation for high-value teaching, expert speakers and mentors, hands-on help, a welcoming atmosphere, and innovation. Our faculty members are industry professionals – agents, editors, authors, and marketing and business experts – chosen to represent a variety of publishing methods, genres, interests, and ethnicities. https://www.westcoastchristianwriters.com/

The Bottom Line: If you’re writing or have written a book with a Christian theme or genre, Christian Writers’ Conferences are well worth the investment. They can help propel your writing career forward.

About Book Publicist Scott Lorenz

Book publicist Scott Lorenz is President of Westwind Communications, a public relations and marketing firm that has a special knack for working with authors to help them get all the publicity they deserve and more. Lorenz works with bestselling authors and self-published authors promoting all types of books, whether it’s their first book or their 15th book. He’s handled publicity for books by CEOs, CIA Officers, Navy SEALS, Homemakers, Fitness Gurus, Doctors, Lawyers and Adventurers.

His clients have been featured by Good Morning America, FOX & Friends, CNN, ABC News, New York Times, Nightline, TIME, PBS, LA Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Woman’s World, & Howard Stern to name a few.

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