Monday, March 28, 2016

REMINDER: Get Your Registration in for LCW's Super Saturday 2016 04/16/16

A reminder we are now less than three weeks from Lancaster Christian Writers' Super Saturday 2016!! April 16th, 2016, from 8:30am-4:30pm at Lancaster Bible College, 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA, 17601 (registration opens 7:45am). So let’s get those registrations in the mail! Early registration price of $50 is due by Wednesday, April 13, and includes soup/sandwich buffet lunch. Registrations after April 13 and walk-ins day of the conference are $60.

SS2016 offers a dual track of workshops in fiction and non-fiction (open attendance for any workshop; you don't need to choose one track). A conference bookstore will offer a wide variety of writer resources and faculty titles. Personal consultations with faculty are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so plan to arrive early enough to sign up with the faculty member of your choice. Along with listed faculty (Hana Caye, Michele Chynoweth, Mike Dellosso, Tracy Higley, Marsha Hubler, Dwight Kopp, Gayle Roper), author/editor/conference director Marlene Bagnull and award-winning novelist/non-fiction writer Jeanette Windle will be among auxiliary faculty offering personal consultations.

VOLUNTEERS: We do need a few volunteers to man registration and help with conference bookstore set-up. ALL volunteer activity will be over by opening session, so if you can come in between 7-7:30am for setup, your help will be greatly appreciated (AND you’ll have first crack at signing up for faculty appointments). If you can volunteer, please email LCW president Jeanette Windle at

GET THE WORD OUT!! Please do help us get the word out by sharing REGISTRATION FLYER and PRESS RELEASE to your social media or on your local church/library/community bulletin boards (see link above). FA complete list of Workshop Descriptions and Faculty Bios can be found column right. Or simply post a link to our LCW webpage for full information ( 

REGISTRATION: Mail Super Saturday 2016 registration form (or relevant info) and check or money order payable to: Lancaster Christian Writers, c/o Jeanette Windle, 1776 Euclid Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601. For credit card/PayPal payment, request invoice at (preferred) or call 717-209-0011 after 4 PM.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Celebrate Spring by Joining LCW in Welcoming Author/Speaker Emily Chase Saturday, 03/19/26

Wow, can you believe this weather! Come celebrate spring with Lancaster Christian Writers Saturday, March 19, 2016, 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 prolific author and speaker Emily Parke Chase.

SPEAKER: Originally trained as an archaeologist, Emily Parke Chase no longer glues old pottery shards together, but helps repair people's broken lives instead. Her seven non-fiction books include Help! My Family's Messed Up! (Kregel), and Standing Tall After Falling Short (Moody). Her true stories have appeared in twenty different Chicken Soup for the Soul volumes.

WORKSHOP: "Soup's On! A Recipe for Writing for Collections and Anthologies". Collections of stories such as Chicken Soup for the Soul, along with anthologies or devotionals, offer some of the best opportunities for new writers to break into the publishing world, but each editor has specific features they seek in the stories they choose to include.  Emily will share practical tips on how to meet those criteria, tips that will make your writing fit the bill. 

SUPER SATURDAY 2016: We are just one month out now from our Super Saturday 2016 at Lancaster Bible College Saturday, April 16, 2016. Time to be getting those registrations in! And please help us spread the word by sharing event data on your own social media/church and library bulletin boards, etc. Flyer and Press Release for 2016 are now live. For printable links, see SS2016 data above,. For those wanting to pay by credit card or PayPal, we have that option available this year by requesting secured invoice through PayPal from LCW president at

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

As always, for more info, email questions or concerns to

Jeanette Windle
President, Lancaster Christian Writers