OCW holds three one-day coaching conferences around the state throughout the year, as well as a comprehensive, nationally-known four-day Summer Coaching Conference.
OCTOBER 21, 2017
Keynoter Jeff Gerke is an award-winning editor, multi-published novelist, graphic artist and author of five craft books for Writers Digest: The Irresistible Novel, Plot Versus Character, The First 50 Pages, Write Your Novel in a Month, and The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction. He is a popular speaker and teacher at writing conferences around the country. In 2008, he founded Marcher Lord Press, a small indie house which he sold after an award-winning 5-year run. Jeff is known for his canny book doctoring skills and his humorous and encouraging manner, which leaves writers feeling empowered and like they really can do this thing after all. He lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and three children.
Rolling Hills Community Church
FEBRUARY 24, 2018
Keynoter Ronie Kendig is the best-selling and Christy-Award (Wolfsbane), HOLT Medallion (Trinity: Military War Dog), and Reader’s Choice Award (Firethorn) winning author of 15 romantic suspense and fast-paced thrillers. Ronie is a self-proclaimed “army brat” with a heart for helping hurting people. A degree in psychology provides her with added insight into her characters who find themselves in extreme situations. Ronie’s latest release is Accelerant (October 2016). Find out more about Ronie and her books at http://roniekendig.com/
Chemeketa Community College
MAY 19, 2018
Keynoter Terry Glaspey is the author of more than a dozen books, including 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know, which won both a 2017 Christianity Today Book Award and a 2017 ECPA Gold Medallion Award. His other books include Not a Tame Lion: The Spiritual Legacy of C.S. Lewis, The Prayers of Jane Austen, 25 Keys to Life-Changing Prayer, Bible Basics for Everyone, and others. Terry speaks regularly on topics such as faith and the arts, writing, literature, C.S. Lewis, the Bible, and the spiritual life. Most recently he taught an eight-session course on the history of Christian expression in the arts at a large conference in Oxford and Cambridge. He is an acquisitions editor for Harvest House Publishers, where he has worked with many successful authors, and helped concept and brainstorm many bestselling books. Terry lives in Eugene, Oregon.
- Winter One Day Conference: typically held in mid-February in Salem, OR. Registration begins mid-January.
- Spring One Day Conference: typically held in mid-May in Eugene, OR. Registration begins early April.
- The four-day Summer Coaching Conference: typically held in late summer. Our venue is the Red Lion Jantzen Beach Inn in Portland, OR. Registration begins April 1.
- Fall One Day Conference: typically held mid-October in Portland, OR. Registration begins mid-September.