Monday, May 4, 2015

LCW Welcomes Novelist Dwight Kopp Saturday, 5/16/15 PLUS Check Out This Summer's Christian Writers Conferences

Lancaster Christian Writers resumes its monthly meetings Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Rd (off Hwy 30 across from Costco) from 9:30AM-12 noon (registration opens at 9). Join us in welcoming international suspense novelist Dwight Kopp, who will be sharing from personal experience, as he terms it, “how to be a Christian and still write about really bad people.”
SPEAKER: Author, speaker and storyteller, Dwight Kopp was born and raised in Zambia, Africa. By the age of 14 he had fourteen different countries stamped in his passport. He’s studied five languages, and eaten elephant, hippo, (tastes like beef, mostly), crocodile and flying ants. Currently residing in Pennsylvania, Dwight works as a realtor, contractor, writer and speaker— which is the nice way of saying, Dwight really isn’t sure what he’s going to do when he grows up. He is author of The Moderator Series, The Zambezi Chronicles trilogy and Made in Africa.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Mummies, Man-eaters, and Militants. Complications define character. But not all complications are created equal.  If — in the writing process — you don’t face momentary panic about how to get your character out of his latest pickle, then turn up the heat, throw off restraint and remember, not all the problems you faced were covered in Sunday School.

SUPER SATURDAY 2015!! LCW’s one day conference is over for another year. It was a great day from its powerful beginning challenge from missionary author and speaker Grace Fabian through LBC’s delicious lunch buffet and workshops.  We enjoyed our best attendance ever. If you didn’t make it this year, do put it on your calendar for next!

CHRISTIAN WRITERS CONFERENCES: Spring is finally here, just the time to begin thinking about attending a full-length Christian writers conference this summer. PA is blessed with three within driving distance, St. Davids CWC (Grove City, PA) June 24-28, Montrose CWC (Scranton, PA), July 19-24, and Greater Philadelphia CWC July 29-August 1. A number of past LCW faculty will be teaching at each, including Jeanette Windle, Dave Fessenden, Carol Wedeven, Gayle Roper, Amy Deardon, Marsha Hubler, and many more. Beyond the learning opportunities, a writers conference is the best way to connect directly with agents and editors. All three have scholarships available, so don’t let finances be a stumbling block.

As always, email any additional questions or concerns to

Jeanette Windle
President, Lancaster Christian Writers