Winter 2016 Schedule

“Writing from a Surrendered Heart”

Oregon Christian Writers Winter One-Day Conference
Saturday, February 27, 2016 ~ 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Chemeketa Community College, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, OR 97305

“Surrendering your entire self to Him and having absolute confidence  in His wisdom, power, and goodness.”  2 Timothy 3:15 (asv) 

8:30–9:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast, BookstorePiano Prelude: Bob Williams

9:00–9:40  Welcome and Introductions: President Maxine Marsolini
Devotions: Lyla Swafford with Marion Duckworth

9:40–10:30  General Session I: Robin Lee Hatcher, “Surrendering Your Writing”

10:30–10:50  Morning Break: Refreshments and time to visit the bookstore

10:50–11:40  General Session II: Robin Lee Hatcher, “The Writing Life 101 or Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Being a Novelist but Were Afraid to Ask”

11:40–12:30  OCW Business Meeting: Recognition of new members, writing accomplishments, and introduction of workshop teachers.

12:35–1:35  Lunch:  Boxed lunch (made-to-order sandwich, string cheese, chips, fruit, bottled water) – $12 (must be reserved by February 20)

1:45–2:45  Workshops: Session 1 (Choose one)

A.   “Staying Organized amidst the Chaos” ~ Robin Lee Hatcher (all genres)

B.    “Managing Success with Periodicals” ~ Lynn Hare (periodicals)

C.  Staying Spiritually Focused amid the Emotional Distractions of the Writing World” ~ John Avery (spiritual focus) 

2:45–3:00  Break: Bookstore will be open.

3:00–4:00  Workshops: Session 2 (Choose one)

D. “Writing Real: Creating Characters Who Walk Off the Page and into Your Hearts” ~ April McGowan (fiction)

E.     “Serving Your Readers Through Social Media” ~ Danika Cooley (social media)

F.     “Self-Editing 101” ~ Sue Miholer (all genres)

G.  Beyond Impossible: A Tale of Perseverance” ~ Camille Eide (all genres)

4:00–4:30  Dessert, Autograph Party, and Photo Session with keynoter 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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  • • The Prayer Room will be open all day.
  • • Please fill out an evaluation form to enter a drawing for free tuition to a future one-day conference.

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February 2016 Prayer Time

Heavenly Father, Thank You for the grace of love, for giving us Your peace and the gift of faith to believe that You have accomplished for us what we could not do for ourselves. Thank You, Jesus, for being obedient to the point of death. Your love is amazing! Holy Spirit, thank You for being to us the token pledge from Jesus, our beloved husband, that He will return for us, His Bride, after He has prepared a place for us. Come quickly. We love You because You first loved us.