Fall 2015 Schedule


Oregon Christian Writers Fall One-Day Conference

Warner Pacific College, 2219 SE 68th Avenue, Portland OR 97215

(Directions at bottom of page)

Saturday, October 17, 2015 ~ 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“Magnify the Lord with me! Together let us lift His name up high!” Psalm 34:3 (CEB)

8:30–9:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast, Bookstore
Musical Prelude: Bob Williams
9:00–9:40 Welcome and Introductions: President Maxine Marsolini
Devotions: Marilyn Rhoads
Special Music: Julie Hoy
9:40–10:30 General Session I: Cynthia Ruchti, “See-Through Writing, See-Through Lives”
10:30–10:50 Morning Break: Refreshments and time to visit the bookstore
10:50–11:40 General Session II: Cynthia Ruchti,“What King David Knew”
11:40–12:30 OCW Business Meeting: Recognition of new members, writing accomplishments, and elections. Introduction of workshop teachers
12:30–1:35 Lunch (Salad and sandwich buffet (several gluten-free choices), $14) – must reserved by October 10.
1:45–2:45 Workshops—Session 1 (Choose One)
A. “Designed to Sell” – Cynthia Ruchti (all genres)
B. “A Poet’s Journey: From Passion to Publication” – Jennifer Anne Messing (poetry)
C. “Five Traits of Memorable Characters” – Hillary Manton Lodge (fiction)
D. “Sign Up! Sign In! Sign Out!” – Nora Peacock (all genres)
2:45–3:00 Break—Bookstore will be open
3:00–4:00 Workshops—Session 2 (Choose One)
E. “Deepening the Emotional Connection” – Cynthia Ruchti (all genres)
F. “The Successful Christian Authorprenuer” – Rochelle Cart (all genres)
G. “Self-Publishing Without Big Bucks” – Geni White (self-publishing)
H. “Social Media for Writers” – Angella Foret Diehl (all genres)
4:00-4:30 Dessert, Autograph Party, and Photo Session with keynoter, favorite authors, and workshop teachers. All authors will be available to sign their books.

All workshops are suitable for all writers – beginner to advanced.

Register online HERE or download the PDF to mail in with your check.

Major changes to the schedule will be posted on the OCW website.

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The Prayer Room will be open all day.

Please fill an evaluation form to enter a drawing for free tuition to a future one-day conference.

See OCW at facebook.com/OregonChristianWriters


Directions can be found HERE

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President’s Corner

Words are magical. Words carry readers to faraway places, bind up wounded hearts, lift people up to try again, birth laughter, bring forth needed wisdom, and so much more. Words can also play tricks and beget a path of confusion. Do you remember a time when you were puzzled by a newspaper article, a page in a novel, or something as simple as a text message?