Monday, February 3, 2014

Lancaster Christian Writers Hosts One-Day Conference Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Lancaster Bible College

Whether you are a writer or know one, you'll want to mark your calendar for Lancaster Christian Writers' Super Saturday 2014!! to be held April 12th, 2014, from 8:30am.-4:30pm at Lancaster Bible College, 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. This one-day writers conference offers a full slate 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 9, and includes soup/sandwich buffet lunch (think Panini!) and LCW membership. Registrations after April 9 and walk-ins day of the conference are $50.

A fiction track will be taught by award-winning novelists Tracy Higley, Mike Dellosso, Marsha Hubler, and Joyce Magnin. Non-fiction faculty include marketing/promotions expert Suzanne Kuhn, founder of author promotions firm SuzyQ, as well as journalist/editor/author Jeannette Scott, and veteran editor/ agent/author Dave Fessenden. Keynoting the opening session will be renowned conference director/publisher/ author/speaker Marlene Bagnull.

Workshops cover such topics as:
  • The Hero’s Journey: Perfecting Plot and Story Structure.
  • That’s What I’m Talking About! Reaching Your Audience Through Social Media
  • Borrowed Eyes: Seeing the World Through the Eyes of Your Characters
  • Be Engaging! Maximizing Interactions to Turn Any Public Appearance into an Effective Author Event.
  • Every Story Needs a Home: World-Building for Contemporary, Historical and Fantasy Fiction.
  • A Fly on the Wall in a Publishing House: How Publishing Decisions Are Made and How You Can Get Your Material Off The Slush Pile.
  • Bring Out the Child In You: Writing on the Child’s Level Without Talking Down
  • You Can’t Make This Stuff Up! In This Intro to Narrative Nonfiction, Learn How True Stories Told Well Can Impact Readers' Hearts and Minds.
A conference bookstore will offer a wide variety of writer resources and faculty titles. Conference attendees can get personal consultations with faculty on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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. More information, including the Super Saturday 2014 Flyer/Registration Form and Press Release can be found at above link OR can be requested at

Mail the Super Saturday 2014 registration form and check or money order payable to: Lancaster Christian Writers, c/o Jeanette Windle, 1776 Euclid Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601.  Email questions to LCW President Jeanette Windle at (preferred) or call 717-209-0011 after 4 PM.