“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, Bookstore; Piano 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.