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Spring 2013 Conference Schedule

Details are coming soon on our Spring 2013 One Day Conference, continuing our Gold Anniversary Celebration! Meanwhile, here is our tentative conference schedule. Please note that any changes will be published to this page!

“Remembering the Past, Embracing the Future”

Oregon Christian Writers Golden Anniversary Conference

Saturday, May 18, 2013 ~ 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Northwest Christian University, 828 E. 11th, Eugene, OR 97401

(Directions at bottom of page)

“Always remember these things.” 2 Peter 1:15 NLT

“My future is in your hands.” Psalm 31:15 NLT

8:30–9:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast, Bookstore
9:00–9:40 Welcome and Introductions: President Maxine MarsoliniDevotions: Marion Duckworth
9:40–10:30 General Session I: Sally Stuart, “A Writer Remembers”
10:30–10:50 Morning Break: Refreshments and time to visit the bookstore
10:50–11:40 General Session II:  Melody Carlson, “What’s Next?”
11:40–12:10 OCW Business Meeting: Election, recognition of new members, writing firsts, and introduction of workshop teachers
12:10-12:30 Spotlight on OCW’s 50th Anniversary
12:30–1:35 Lunch: Fire-grilled teriyaki chicken, sticky jasmine rice, stir-fried vegetables, fresh pineapple, banana bread, and 50th anniversary cupcakes
1:45–2:45 Workshops—Session 1 (Choose One)
A. “Query Letters: A Winning Sales Tool” —Sally Stuart (Nonfiction)
B. “Write from Life” — Melody Carlson (Fiction)
C. “Publishing Midst a Busy Life” — Jennifer Anne Messing (Articles)
D. Mary Hake — “The Art of Interiewing” (Nonfiction)
*Kristen Ingram — Critique Group
2:45–3:00 Break—Bookstore is open
3:00–4:00 Workshops—Session 2 (Choose One)
E. “Book Proposals That Sell” — Sally Stuart (Nonfiction)
F. “Connecting with Teen Readers” — Melody Carlson (YA Fiction)
G. “The Innermost Parts of a Devotional” — Birdie Etchison (Devotions)
H. “A Fresh Approach: Shapes and Forms” — Gail Denham (Poetry)

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

Changes to the schedule will be posted on the OCW website.

CDs available from Sound X Design at the conference and after the conference at soundxdesign@yahoo.com

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/iBCE8

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