From Linda Gilden, Director of the CLASS Christian Writers Conference:
In case you haven’t heard, the 2012 CLASS Christian Writers Conference is coming up in just a few months, October 31-November 4. We don’t want you to miss this amazing opportunity to learn from professional writers and meet with editors and agents. AND, if you act now, you can save $150 with the special early bird registration price. All you have to do is pay in full by the deadline of May 1. Once May 1 arrives, the price will revert to the regular price so register today.
Want to take your writing to the next level? CLASS Christian Writers Conf. Early Bird Special until 5/1. http://bit.ly/GCMFX3
Read more about the 2012 conference below.
Hope to see you there!
2012 CLASS Christian Writers Conference
Is it time for you to take your writing career to the next level? If you seek to learn more about the craft of writing and increase your chances of an editor or agent reviewing your work, it’s time to consider a writers conference. Whether it’s your first conference or your twenty-first conference, there are always new possibilities when you enter the writing world at a conference. Why not consider attending the CLASS Christian Writers Conference? It will be held October 31-November 4, 2012 at the Ghost Ranch in beautiful Abiquiu, New Mexico. Our theme for the year is "This is My Story."
God has given each of us a unique story to make a difference in the Kingdom. But in order for our stories to be effective print pieces, we must learn how to write with excellence. The Ranch is just the place to do that.
Glenna Salsbury is our keynote speaker. Glenna is an award-winning speaker with a story to share. The stories Glenna likes to share the most are directly from the Word of God because her greatest desire is to ignite a spark of faith in the lives of all those she meets. She challenges audiences to have a contagious excitement for God's Word. Glenna is the author of five books including, The Art of a Fresh Start.
The conference week is filled with life-changing options. The morning teaching labs give you the opportunity to specialize your craft with top professionals. You will pick up new tools to improve your writing and hear the inside scoop about the Christian publishing industry.
Morning Teaching Labs Faculty
Making Your Non-Fiction Book A Reality—Kathy Collard Miller
Writing Compelling Fiction—Dan Walsh
Writing for Children—Jeanne St. John Taylor
The Art of Magazine Writing—Larry Leech
Discover Your Personal Life Mission—Chad Spriggs
Over thirty-six dynamic workshops and clinics will equip you with the skills to self-edit, prepare a polished manuscript, write a proposal, set up a marketing plan, and pitch to an editor or agent. Top industry professionals (agents, acquisitions editors, experienced writers, coaches, and publicists) are available for one-on-one consultations.
You can leave the conference as a published author by participating in the CLASS Conference Book Project. Every attendee will be part of a small critique group and will spend time with writing mentors to polish each chapter submission. The published book will be available for conferees to purchase at a discount. (You do not have to buy books to participate in the project.)
Other Special Features:
On Ramp and the brand new On Ramp 2 (Early Conference Prep Day)
Advanced Fiction Mentoring Workshop with DiAnn Mills
Autograph party features all published authors (faculty and conferees)
Teen Track with Caleb Breakey
So what‘s your story? What message has God given you? Are you ready to make a difference for His Kingdom? Your writing dreams can become reality in Abiquiu. For more information, see:http://bit.ly/GCMFX3. If you register and pay in full by May 1, 2012, you qualify for the early bird tuition—just $525. There are also scholarships available. We hope to see you there!