“Using Your Words to Build Bridges”
Oregon Christian Writers Spring One-Day Conference
Northwest Christian University, 828 E. 11th, Eugene OR 97401
(Directions at bottom of page)
Saturday, May 16, 2015 ~ 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law? Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourrself’.'” Matthew 22:36-39 (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:Don White|
|9:40–10:30||General Session I: Bob Welch, “The One Cliche I Believe In: The Journey Is the Destination”|
|10:30–10:50||Morning Break: Refreshments and time to visit the bookstore|
|10:50–11:40||General Session II: Bob Welch,“Stop It! How to Quit Sabatoging Your Success as a Writer”|
|11:40–12:30||OCW Business Meeting: Recognition of new members and writing accomplishments. Vote on adoption of bylaws revision. Introduction of workshop teachers|
|12:30–1:35||Lunch ($13): Fire-grilled teriyaki chicken, sticky jasmine rice, stir-fried vegetables, and fresh pineapple (all gluten free) – must reserve by May 9|
|1:45–2:45||Workshops—Session 1 (Choose One)|
|A. “Focus Your Stories” – Bob Welch (multi-genre)|
|B. “Bring Your Book to Print” Shelley Houston (self-publishing/traditional)|
|C. “Developing a Writer’s Self-Discipline” – Sally Stuart (multi-genre)|
|D. “Writing Inspirational Shorts” – Sue Mihole (devotionals)|
|2:45–3:00||Break—Bookstore is open|
|3:00–4:00||Workshops—Session 2 (Choose One)|
|E. “The Alluring Suspense of Foreshadowing” – Bob Welch (fictioin/nonfiction)|
|F. “Writing from a Naked Spirit” – Petey Prater (spiritual encouragement)|
|G. “A Taste of Chicken Soup” – Heidi Gaul (anthologies)|
|H. “Twittter, Instagram, Pinterest: Niche Networks & Marketing” – Nicole Miller (social media)|
|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.
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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.
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Directions can be found HERE
Bob Welch, an award-winning columnist, author, and teacher, lives his faith in every tap of the keyboard. He is a University of Oregon adjunct professor of journalism and the author of 17 books. Since 1999, he has also penned 2,000 columns for Eugene’s Register-Guard, Oregon’s second largest newspaper, and has been a professional writer for nearly 40 years.