Saturday, July 10, 2010

Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference 2010

I've had the pleasure and benefit of attending the Colorado Christian Writers Conference run by Marlene Bagnull. It blessed my life in ways that are still unfolding. She has put together another one on the East coast and I urge you to attend! Here's the information:
hy should I come to GPCWC?
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Most "advertising" is exaggerated, but the best part about what you've written is that it's all true.
GPCWC can have a great impact on your writing, but even more on your life.
I trust that God will use your words to encourage people to come. They won't be sorry!
Esther Lovejoy – 2009 conferee

Dear Writer -

Why should you come to this year’s conference?

If you’re a beginning writer, GPCWC will give you a solid foundation to build upon. It can save you both time and disappointments in your journey to publication.

If you’re an advanced writer, there’s always more to learn.

Whether you have never published or even submitted a manuscript to an editor or are publishing regularly, GPCWC is an opportunity to grow your writing and marketing skills through eight continuing sessions and 56 workshops. As one conferee said, “It’s the equivalent of a semester course in writing.”

If you’re working on a novel, GPCWC has a strong emphasis on fiction. See the article in July’s Christian Fiction Online Magazine at

GPCWC will give you face-to-face opportunities to present your ideas or manuscripts to editors and agents or to authors who can provide needed encouragement and direction. Free one-on-one 15-minute appointments with our faculty are included with your registration. The more days you come, the more appointments you may request. And this year there are 70 faculty members to choose from!

Need hands-on help with your manuscript? Apply by July 15 for the Women’s Fiction Clinic with Susan Meissner, the Not Yet Published Novelists Clinic with Joyce Magnin, or the Nonfiction Books Clinic with David Fessenden, managing editor at CLC Publications. Or choose one or more faculty listed at to review a portion of your manuscript pre-conference and meet with you for 30 minutes during the conference. Manuscripts for paid critiques need to be postmarked by July 21.

Do you long for deep friendships with others who share your passion for words and the Lord? You’ll meet them at GPCWC.

Have rejection slips or writers’ block caused you to become discouraged? You’ll find answers and encouragement at GPCWC.

Do you need direction from the Lord and confirmation that you’re writing what He wants written? GPCWC is not just a writers’ conference; it’s also a retreat where those who are listening have heard from Him in ways that have changed their lives.

Are you running on empty spiritually? The worship and messages in our general sessions will fill you to overflowing.

And there’s still more, for in addition to being a high-quality professional conference, GPCWC seeks to be on the cutting edge of issues and world needs.

“Love is the Final Fight,” Dr. John M. Perkins will proclaim in his Thursday morning keynote. “Without love,” he says, “our words just sit on the page going nowhere, having no impact for God. With love, what we write, do, and say—what we live out—will make all the difference in the world.”

What about issues such as human trafficking, child slavery, world hunger? Do you long to be a voice for the voiceless? Thursday evening’s “Justice, Compassion & Advocacy Panel” will address how we can balance passion and objectivity and effectively communicate our concerns. You may want to attend this continuing session as well or get the CDs.

Do you carry a heavy burden for those who do not know Jesus? Friday morning Rusty Wright of the Amy Foundation will speak on “Effectively Communicating Christ to Secular Audiences.” And you won’t want to miss his Thursday afternoon workshop “Seekers and Skeptics at Your Door.”

Are you concerned about the eroding moral climate in our nation and increasing hostility toward Christianity? Rick Marschall’s Thursday afternoon workshop, “Writing His Answer,” is one you’ll want to attend as well as Dr. Rebecca Price Janney’s workshop on Friday afternoon, “Wise as Serpents.”  “We live in a culture that is greatly at odds with our Christian beliefs and world view,” Rebecca says. “How can we be ‘salt and light’ to a perishing society?”

Yes, GPCWC by God’s plan and design is much more than just a writers’ conference. I’m excited to see what He is going to do and  know that it will be “exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Eph. 3:20 NKJV).

Serving Christ joyfully and expectantly -

P.S. The sooner you register the better opportunity you’ll have to get your top appointment picks. The price increases July 16. Scholarship help is available for those with financial need as well as time payments.

Marlene Bagnull, Litt.D., Director

Write His Answer Ministries
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