Winter 2014 Schedule

Join us Saturday, February 14, 2014 for our Winter One Day Conference!You’ll find the schedule below – details to follow soon!

“A Writer’s Seasons: One Step at a Time”

Oregon Christian Writers Winter One-Day Conference

Chemeketa Community College, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, OR 97031

(Directions at bottom of page)

Saturday, February 22, 2014 ~ 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“…for all those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called…” Romans 8:28 (ESV)

8:30–9:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast, BookstoreMusical Prelude: Bob Williams
9:00–9:40 Welcome and Introductions: President Maxine MarsoliniDevotions and Special Music: Robyn Besemann
9:40–10:30 General Session I: Deborah Raney, “A Tapestry of Seasons”
10:30–10:50 Morning Break: Refreshments and time to visit the bookstore
10:50–11:40 General Session II: Deborah Raney, “Suprising Secrets of the Writing Life”
11:40–12:20 OCW Business Meeting: Recognition of new members, writing accomplishments, voting, and introduction of workshop teachers
12:30–1:35 Lunch ($11): Deli sandwich buffet, salad bar, and brownies (must reserve by Feb. 15)
1:35–2:45 Workshops—Session 1 (Choose One)
A. “Five Steps to Getting Out of the Slush Pile”—Deborah Raney (fiction)
B. “When the Screen Goes Blank”—Miralee Ferrell (all genres)
C. “Tell Your Story: Discover the Threadt”—Dorcas Smucker (all genres)
D. “Discovering Children’s Publishing”—Sandy Silverthorne (children’s)
*Agent Jenny Burke will be accepting 15-minute appointments to look at nonfiction projects
2:45–3:00 Break—Bookstore is open
3:00–4:00 Workshops—Session 2 (Choose One)
E. “Ideas & Inspiration”—Deborah Raney (all genres)
F. Seven Tips Toward Publication”—Nich Harrison (all genres)
G. “Writing a Newspaper Column”—Dorcas Smucker (journalism)
H. “Utilizing Media to Build Your Platform”—Nicole Miller (social media)
*Agent Jenny Burke will be accepting 15-minute appointments to look at nonfiction projects.


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