Savvy business owners attend industry conferences that will help them make the right connections and say abreast of industry changes; writers must do the same! Again, embrace the fact that your book is a business – get out there and network. Writer’s conferences are the perfect place to meet your peers and other key industry figures such as agents, publishers, and marketing professionals who can be instrumental in how successful you are in your book publishing and marketing efforts. This list will grow – bookmark this page and come back often!
Book Expos and ConferencesBook Expo America: http://www.bookexpoamerica.com/ Romantic Times: http://www.rtbookreviews.com/convention-home Romance Writers of America: http://www.rwa.org/ ShawGuides – THE Guide to Writers Conferences and Workshops: http://writing.shawguides.com/ Unicorn Writers Conference: http://www.unicornwritersconference.com/Unicorn_Writers_Conference.html The Writers’ Conferences & Centers (WC&C) website is a valuable resource for writers looking for comprehensive information about attending the most established writing conferences, centers, festivals, residencies, or retreats in North America and abroad. http://www.writersconf.org/
Christian Writers Conferences
One of the oldest and top Christian writers conferences in the U.S. is Mt. Hermon located south of San Jose, CA and held each spring over the Palm Sunday weekend. This conference has been one of the outstanding ones in terms of faculty, material and conference facility.
Another spring conference to consider is the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. Nestled into the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, this conference has a world-class conference center and staff. Check out the details at:
One of the well-done conferences in the fall is the CLASS Christian Writers Conference in New Mexico. The beautiful facility and faculty make this conference worth your consideration.
If you are looking to attend a Christian writer’s conference in June then consider the Write to Publish Conference held in the Billy Graham Center on the Wheaton College Campus outside of Chicago, IL, this conference has excellent facilities, well-known editors on staff and is one to consider attending:
Each August, the Oregon Christian Writers have a well-attended conference that is worth your consideration:
Marlene Bagnull runs two excellent Christian conferences that you should also conider attending in Colorado and Philadelphia. To learn the specific details use these links:
Here are some other conferences to consider which may be closer in location or a more time convenient for you to attend:
In addition, Sally Stuart who produces a Christian Writer’s Market Guide maintains an up-to-date list at: