Winter 2013 Schedule

“The Word of God”

Oregon Christian Writers Winter One-Day Conference

Saturday, March 16, 2013 ~ 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Salem Evangelical Church, 455 Locust Street Northeast, Salem OR 97301

(Directions at bottom of page)

“The Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 NLT

8:30–9:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast, Bookstore
9:00–9:30 Welcome and Introductions: President Maxine Marsolini

Devotions: Petey Prater

Music: Julie Hoy

9:30–10:20 General Session I: Davis Bunn, “The Gospel of John, Act I”
10:20–10:50 Morning Break: Refreshments and time to visit the bookstore
10:50–11:40 General Session II:  Davis Bunn, “A New Definition of Success”
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 ($10, reserve by March 9):

Full salad bar, chicken cordon bleu with rice (gluten-free option), three-cheese manicotti (vegetarian option), plus 50th anniversary cupcakes (some will be gluten-free) for dessert.

Note: Lunch will be served buffet-style and the intent is that each peson only takes one entree.

1:45–2:45 Workshops—Session 1 (Choose One)
A. “Transforming the Outline from Drudgery to Joy” — Davis Bunn
B. “Marketing Your Writing Online” — Laura Christianson
C. “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” —Colette Tennant (Poetry)
D. “Writing Inspirational Shorts” — Sue Miholer
2:45–3:00 Break—Bookstore is open
3:00–4:00 Workshops—Session 2 (Choose One)
E. “Blog Your Way to a Book Deal” — Laura Christianson
F. “Copyright Law” — Jeff Miholer
G. “Personal History and Memoir Writing” — Julie McDonald Zander
H. “Make Your Fiction Fly” — Leslie Gould

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


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