Monday, October 6, 2014

Lancaster Christian Writers Welcomes Award-winning Novelist Kelly Long Saturday, October 18, 2014 PLUS Invite To All Children's Writers

Whether you are writing fiction or non-fiction, join Lancaster Christian Writers in welcoming award-winning Amish novelist and writing coach Kelly Long on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Rd (off Hwy 30 across from Costco) from 9:30AM-12 noon ((registration opens at 9).

SPEAKER: Kelly M. Long is an author of numerous Amish fiction titles for Harper Collins (Thomas Nelson), Kensington Publishers, Charisma/Realms Publishers, including 2012 Carol Awards finalist, Lilly’s Wedding Quilt. She has three children and has been married for 29 years. She resides in Hummelstown, PA, and enjoys teaching and engaging with other writers.

WORKSHOP:  "Writers Write!” When do we see Jesus writing in the Bible? What implications can we take away from His example to add to our own works both literally and spiritually? In this workshop, Kelly Long offers wise exhortation and practical life application for the writing life and its unique challenges. There will also be a brief opportunity to brainstorm ideas for adding more of Christ to your personal stories.

And don't forget to bring your latest work-in-progress from this summer for critique groups (ten copies up to 1500 words).

WRITERS OPPORTUNITIES: And if you are looking for more opportunities to network with other writers, here are two invites LCW has received.

CHILDREN'S WRITERS: "Anyone interested in writing for children or YA might want to check out the following meeting hosted by members of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) Here's the link to SCBWI:

LANCASTER AREA WRITER: Critiquery at the Creperie--Looking for a critique group within driving distance of Lancaster? Why not come to Rachel's Crepery (201 W. Walnut St., Lancaster PA 17603) from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 18th for goodies, great conversation, and manuscript/illustration swapping. Even if you're not coming to SCBWI Fall Philly conference, you're welcome to stop by to make new friends and swap contact info for future critique groups! If interested, RSVP to Lindsay Bandy on Facebook or at BY October 13th. See you there!

As always, more info can be found at our LCW blog: Or email questions or concerns to

Jeanette Windle
President, Lancaster Christian Writers