Monday, March 18, 2013

Lancaster Christian Writers Super Saturday 2013 Coming Up Fast April 6th at Lancaster Bible College!!

Spring is in the air, the last snow has hopefully melted, and Lancaster Christian Writers' annual one day conference is now just around the corner!!  Super Saturday 2013 will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 8:30a.m.-4:00 p.m at Lancaster Bible College, 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601 (registration opens 7:45AM). SS2013 offers a full day of workshops taught by top industry professionals in both fiction and non-fiction fields. An early registration price of $40 is due by Wednesday, April 3, and includes a box lunch plus LCW membership. Registrations after April 3 and walk-ins day of the conference are $50.

The success of this event depends on YOU helping us get the news out. On the righthand column are links to SS2013's registration flyer and press release as well as faculty bios and workshop descriptions. Please consider taking a moment to pass these on to your own social networks, a Christian school, library, church. 

SS2013 FACULTY: A fiction track will be taught by award-winning novelists Ronie Kendig and Mindy Starns Clark. Non-fiction faculty include veteran editors and authors Dave Fesseden and John Riddle and acclaimed speaker/author Nancy Sebastian Meyer. Author and conference director Marlene Bagnull and award-winning novelists Tracy Higley and Jeanette Windle are among additional faculty offering personal consultations. Workshops cover such topics as:
  • Rapid-Fire Your Fiction – When to Pull the Trigger
  • Getting a Book Contract in 30 Days or Less
  • Adventures in Research: How I Learned Cons at the Carnival, Combed the Swamps for Poison, and Came Home with a Bucket of Sapphires
  • Freelance Writers and the Truth About Tough Times: They Don't Exist!
  • He. . .Giggled? -  Maintaining Deep POV for Male or Female Characters.
  • The Valuable Versatile Outline: A Simple, Practical, But Always Successful Model to Speak, Teach, Write an Article, or Pen a Complete Book.
  •  The Making of a Mystery Novel
  • Editing Your Own Material: Surefire Solutions For Those Manuscript Rough Spots
BOOKSTORE: A conference bookstore will offer a wide variety of writer resources and faculty titles.

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS: Conference attendees can sign up for 15-minute personal consultations with faculty on a first-come, first-serve basis. So plan to arrive early enough to pencil in a slot with the faculty member of your choice. LIMIT: ONE appointment per conferee until after opening session, when remaining slots will be made available for a second appointment. What to bring? A query, book synopsis, up to ten pages of manuscript, or just your questions.

REGISTRATION: Mail the Super Saturday 2013 registration form (or simply drop in a note with name and email address) PLUS check or money order payable to: Lancaster Christian Writers, 121 East Woods Dr., Lititz, PA 17543Email questions to LCW President Jeanette Windle at (preferred) or call 717-209-0011 after 4 PM. We do NOT normally send individual confirmations out (simply a time issue), BUT if you've sent a registration and are concerned whether it has been received, email the above address, and you will hear back; otherwise, assume you are on the list.

Lancaster Christian Writers welcomes writers of all churches and denominations and of all levels and genres. Monthly meetings offer opportunities for manuscript critique, networking with other writers, and occasional workshops and guest authors.