In the past few weeks I’ve spoken to a few writer-friends about the upcoming conference in our area. It wasn’t surprising to hear that some were feeling that they didn’t have anything valuable to offer and identified their work as just a keepsake for the family. I understand, I felt that way once.
One sage-lady simply jots down life but has the unique charm of telling a story to take you along to live with her right on the pages. As I listened to a few others, I was inspired by a handwritten poem, moved by a passionate article concerning our critical times, encouraged by a woman’s heartwarming experience of finding her biological family, and motivated by a manuscript on ministry leadership. All needed – all good.
They should attend the Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference – every one of them. And maybe you should too! It’s not too late to register at philadelphia.writehisanswer.com
A writers conference provides the tools to turn valuable writings we’ve been hoarding or unsure of to be used to bring hope to a needy world. I’ve regularly attended GPCWC for over three decades. And yes, there have been times I’ve left dazed and confused, wondering if I fit – tempted to quit. However, the dedicated lady who directs the conference, Marlene Bagnull, believed in the calling and mentored me along the journey. Gratefully, through many connections, I’ve had the opportunity to share faith stories in several publications, one the feature cover story in Guideposts, have my books published and encourage women through a personal ministry blog.
What compelled me to wipe the dust off of decades of random scribblings stored in the abyss of a drawer were the jewels I’ve extracted through keynotes and workshops led by gifted presenters and professionals in the industry. It has been a blessed benefit to polish my craft and grow spiritually through these events.
Whether you’re a new or seasoned writer or maybe stuck in the dry in-between – you’ll find rich resources at the conference to awaken your writer’s heart.
Please join us July 26-28th (one or all days) at Dock Academy in Lansdale and also come out for the evening keynotes, free of charge to the community:
- Declaring God’s Truth in a Digital Age of Half Truths
- The Freedoms of a Christian Writer
- Be Still and Know
- The Arm of Flesh Will Fail
- Finish Strong