Summer Conference Revisited: “Writing with God: Take Heart”

Our many prayers of the last year were answered as more than 205 writers, staff, and faculty gathered to worship, study, and fellowship at the OCW Summer Conference in Portland, August 4–7. One-third of our conferees were first-time attendees, and conferees came from all across the country. Our numbers grew to almost 250 during the Wednesday evening Cascade Awards.

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Spring Conference Review

by Susan Maas, OCW Secretary “What experience did you want by coming here?” keynoter Jane Kirkpatrick asked attendees of the May one-day conference in Eugene. “And what are the barriers put up to keep you from having that experience?” Just as a novelist gives a character desire and then difficulties in reaching that desire, so we face those same challenges …

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Fall 2014 One Day Conference Schedule

Join us Saturday, October 11, 2014 for our Fall One-Day Conference!  “Courage” Oregon Christian Writers Fall One-Day Conference Multnomah University, 8435 NE Glisan, Portland, OR 97220 (Directions at bottom of page) Saturday, October 11, 2014 ~ 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “The one thing I ask of the Lord – the thing I seek most – is to live in the house …

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Post-Conference Prayer

Marion Duckworth

We prayed, Lord, and you answered! What a spirit of love pervaded our summer conference! As brothers and sisters in Christ, we celebrated one another’s writing victories and offered soaking prayers for every difficulty.

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2014 Cascade Award Winners

Published Contemporary Fiction On the Threshold by Sherrie Ashcraft and Christina Tarabochia Published Historical Fiction Mistaken by Karen Barnett Published Memoir Iron Heart: A Story of Perseverance after Polio by Delilah Moore Leach Published Nonfiction Walking Sticks by Joyce Wilkens Published Young Adult/Middle Grade Menehunes Missing by Cheryl Linn Martin Published Children’s Egg-Song by Joy V. Mazeikas Published Articles, Columns, …

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