Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Lancaster Christian Writers Meets Saturday, May 24th: NOTE THIS IS 4TH, NOT 3RD SATURDAY!!

Mark your calendars for Lancaster Christian Writers’ MAY meeting on Saturday, May 24th, 2014, at Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Rd (off Hwy 30 across from Costco) from 9:30AM-12 noon ((registration opens at 9). Please note that this is the 4th Saturday of month, rather than usual 3rd (due to a conference occupying facility on 17th). A calendar was sent out some months ago, but if you are like me, you may likely have forgotten that changed date.

WORKSHOP—“Q&A With The Experts”: Did you come away from SS2014 with as many questions as answers? Have a query that’s been burning your tongue all year? This month’s meeting is YOUR chance to ask questions and get answers. Whether fiction, journalism, editing, self-publishing, finding an agent or any other category of writing, bring your question. If you are struggling with your latest WIP (Work-In-Progress), bring it along as well. If your quandary applies to the group as whole, you may share it during the Q&A. OR request a private consultation with one of our experts during the usual peer critique session.

Fielding questions will be Jeanette Windle and Lisa Bartelt as well as the joint body of LCW members (so bring your answers and expertise along with your questions!). Jeanette Windle is an author of 16 fiction titles as well as a 20 year veteran of mission journalism, senior editor of BCM World magazine, as well as proprietor of J.M. Windle Manuscript Service. Lisa Bartelt spent 8 years working for daily newspapers as a reporter and copy editor in Chicago before moving to Lancaster, PA. She is now a freelance writer whose work has appeared in curriculum for Group Publishing, in devotional compilations, and in Thriving Family and Prayer Connect magazines, and an avid blogger whose writing appears regularly on her own site, http://lmbartelt.wordpress.com and at Putting On the New (http://puttingonthenew.com) as well as in guest posts elsewhere on the Web.

CRITIQUE GROUPS: We will be holding the regular peer critique groups after the Q&A. So bring 10 copies of no more than 1500 words and share your WIP with the group.

JUNE MEETING: LCW’s final meeting before breaking for the summer will be held Saturday, June 21st. Social media experts (and LCW members) Lisa Bartelt and Alison McLennan will be sharing a workshop: “The 100% Surefire Guaranteed Secret to Blogging Success Beyond Your Wildest Dreams.” Sounds good, right? If only it were that easy! But don’t fret! LCW members Alison McLennan and Lisa Bartelt, both experienced bloggers, will share some beginning tips for bloggers during this workshop including tips for effective blogging and how to set up a blog on a free site.

SUPER SATURDAY 2014: And just a brief update if you happened to miss our SS2014 on April 12th. It was a wonderful day, perfect weather, with record attendance of about 85 conferees plus faculty. Thank you all who volunteered with registration and set-up.

As always, more info can be found at our LCW blog: http://lancasterchristianwriterstoday.blogspot.com Or email questions or concerns to jeanette@jeanettewindle.com

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lancaster Christian Writers Hosts Super Saturday 2014 THIS Saturday 4/12/14 at Lancaster Bible College's Sebastian Academic Center

If you haven't dropped that registration in the mail, there's still time to pre-register for Super Saturday 2014 coming up next Saturday, April 12th, 8:30am-4:30pm at Lancaster Bible College, 901 Eden Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601. See above link for Registration Flyer ( a print-out is not necessary so long as name/email address are included with check). A reminder that preregistration ($40) closes Wednesday, April 9th (got to get a head count to the caterers!). Walk-ins welcome at $50.

SCHEDULE: We now have the final schedule. See the day's activities on column to right as well as description of individual workshops/faculty bios.

LOCATION: All SS2014 activities will be held in one location this year (minus lunch): Sebastian Academic Center. The opening session will be held in Sebastian Hall auditorium. LBC is a big campus, but signs will be posted to guide you to the correct location. For directions to Lancaster Bible College, see map/directions posted on right column.

REGISTRATION: Registration opens at 7:45am. Sign-up sheets for faculty appointments will be available at the same time. A reminder that only ONE appointment can be made UNTIL after opening session to give opportunity to all.

LUNCH: Lunch will be in the LBC Dining Commons to the rear of Sebastian Academic Center. We have confirmed a delicious soup and salad buffet of panninis, wraps, and two choices of home-simmered soups along with unlimited drinks/coffee/tea.

COFFEE: Speaking of coffee, Hollee's Cafe in the front of SAC will be open to offer your choice of beverages/snacks Saturday morning. Faculty appointments will be held as well in Hollee's Cafe.

BOOKSTORE: A reminder that Marlene Bagnull, director of Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference, will be bringing her conference store with its vast collection of writers helps titles so come prepared to shop. Faculty titles will also be available. LCW conferees may bring their own titles to consign as well. Must bring too a filled-out consignment sheet. To request consignment sheet OR registration flyer, email jeanette@jeanettewindle.com

Help us make this the best conference yet by getting the word out (and your own registration in) during this last week.

SS2014 news, registration forms, schedule, workshop list, etc. can be found as well at http://lancasterchristianwriterstoday.blogspot.com

Until Saturday,
Jeanette Windle
President, Lancaster Christian Writers