Spring 2014 Schedule

Join us Saturday, May 17, 2014 for our Spring One-Day Conference! 

“Writing Out of Abundance”

Oregon Christian Writers Spring One-Day Conference

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

(Directions at bottom of page)

Saturday, May 17, 2014 ~ 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“You brought us to a place of abundance.” Psalm 66:12 (NIV)

8:30–9:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast, Bookstore
Musical Prelude: Bob Williams
9:00–9:40 Welcome and Introductions: President Maxine Marsolini
Devotions and Special Music: Kathy Davis
9:40–10:30 General Session I: Jane Kirkpatrick, “Yielding in a Time of Trial”
10:30–10:50 Morning Break: Refreshments and time to visit the bookstore
10:50–11:40 General Session II: Jane Kirkpatrick, “How We Find Our Strength”
11:40–12:30 OCW Business Meeting: Recognition of new members, writing accomplishments, voting, and introduction of workshop teachers
12:30–1:30 Lunch ($13): Fire-grilled teriyaki chicken, sticky jasmine rice, stir-fried vegetables, and fresh pineapple (all gluten free) – must reserve by May 10
1:40–2:40 Workshops—Session 1 (Choose One)
A. “The Four Threads of Fiction”—Jane Kirkpatrick (fiction)
B. “Grammar nazis: Good, Bad, or a Necessary Evil?”—Dan Kline (all genres)
C. “Partying with Words: Poetry, Puzzls, and Play”—Mary Hake (all genres)
D. “Synopsis Simplified”—Ann Shorey (fiction)
2:40–3:00 Break—Bookstore is open
3:00–4:00 Workshops—Session 2 (Choose One)
E. “Quick Critique”—Jane Kirkpatrick (all genres)
F. “It Was a Dark and Stormy Plot”—Dan Kline (fiction)
G. “Who Am I? Who Is My Reader?”—Wanda Fisher (all genres)
H. “Facebook Intensive for Authors”—Nicole Miller (all genres)

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