“What Is Real?”

Oregon Christian Writers Winter One-Day Conference

Red Lion Hotel, 3301 Market Street NE, Salem, OR 97301

Saturday, February 25, 2012~8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 NLT

8:30–9:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast, Bookstore
9:00–9:30 Welcome and Introductions: President Mary HakeMusic: Julie HoyDevotions: Sam Hall
9:30–10:20 General Session I: Lauraine Snelling, “What Is Real in the Writer’s Life?”
10:20–10:50 Morning Break: Refreshments and time to visit the bookstore
10:50–11:40 General Session II: Lauraine Snelling, “What Is Real in the Writer’s Work?”
11:40–12:20  OCW Business Meeting: recognition of new members, report on members’ publishing accomplishments, and introduction of workshop teachers
12:30–1:35 Lunch served buffet style, $12: Grilled marinated chicken; mixed green salad; rice salad with curry, craisins and cucumbers; whole green beans with almonds; and a brownie (must be ordered by 2/18)
1:40–2:40 Workshops—Session 1 (Choose One)
A. “Avoiding Prats and Pitfalls”—Lauraine Snelling
B. “Songwriting—Keep It Original!”—Julie Hoy
C. “Is Your Clock Going Cuckoo?”—Charlotte Kardokus
D. “Writing for a Secular Audience”—Jodi Detrick
2:40–3:00 Break—Bookstore is open
3:00–4:00 Workshops—Session 2 (Choose One)
 E. “Seven Ways to Power Past Rejection”—Ann Shorey
F. “Behind the Stacks”—Judy Gann
G. “A Poet’s Journey: From Passion to Publication”—Jennifer Anne Messing
H. “Blogging Bootcamp”—Angella Foret Diehl

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

Major 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

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