Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lancaster Christian Writers meets Saturday, May 21st

Dear Lancaster Christian Writers:
With just two more LCW meetings before breaking for the summer, I hope you can find time to join us this Saturday, May 21st, at Lancaster Evangelical Free Church, 419 Pierson Rd, Lititz, PA, 17543, from 9:30AM-12 noon (registration opens 9AM).  With us will be Becky Toews,  author of non-fiction title Virgin Snow: Leaving Your Mark in the World. She will be offering a workshop on her journey in ministry-publishing her own book, sharing practical tips for each stage of the process from book conception to birth.  Becky Toews is a conference speaker, adjunct professor of Public Speaking and English Composition at Lancaster Bible College, ministry leader and pastor's wife for over thirty years, and had the privilege of studying with Dr. Francis Schaeffer at L'Abri. You can find out more about Becky and her book is at http://www.beckytoews.com/  
1) June meeting: Our last LCW meeting before summer is Saturday, June 18th. Focus will be on preparing queries and proposals for those summer writers conferences and submissions. I will be offering a hands-on workshop covering this subject and will be available to take a look at your own query/proposal if you bring it ready. We will also be offering the usual critique groups. So be thinking now of getting together that great proposal you'd like to pitch on your non-fiction or fiction book and bring it along for critique and Q&A.
2) Freedom's Stand: My new title, Freedom's Stand, sequel to 2010 Christian Book Award and Christy Award Veiled Freedom, is at last OFF THE PRESS! It hits bookstores June 1st. But for the many who have asked, it WILL be available Saturday at the LCW meeting, so if you have been wanting to get that copy (hey, think Father's Day!), you can pick it up there on special introductory price of $10 (lower than bookstore or Amazon, plus no shipping)
3) Fall kickoff will be September, 2011, exact date to be announced. BUT we already have Dave Fesseden, managing editor of CLC Publications, lined up to do a workshop on his brand-new book "Writing the Christian Nonfiction Book: Concept to Contract" [we plan to have something for the fiction writers too). So do be marking your calendar.
Until Saturday.
Jeanette Windle
President, Lancaster Christian Writers