Writers conferences have been scrambling to maintain a connection to writers in two years of COVID restrictions, but maybe we are working our way toward a day when most can meet in person and get back to the best part of conferences: the planned and unplanned conversations that lead to inspiration and encouragement for everyone taking part.
How will I spend some of my summer this year?
May 11-14, 2022
The Colorado and Greater Philly Christian Writers Conferences will be combined in one virtual conference. Click here for information and registration. I’ll be doing a five-session, continuing class over three days on becoming a successful nonfiction author. I’ll also take part in an agent panel and doing several individual meetings.
May 20-21, 2022
The Northwest Christian Writer’s Renewal Conference will be held near Seattle, Washington. Click here for information and registration. I’ll be doing two workshops (Developing an Author Brand and How to Be a Reader’s Favorite Author), as well as participating in other meetings, both with groups and individuals.
June 15-18, 2022
Write-to-Publish Conference is in my hometown of Wheaton, Illinois, at Wheaton College, so I save a lot of time and money on travel, room and board! Click here for information and registration. I’ll be participating in an agent panel and another panel for acquiring editors. I’ll also be holding individual meetings throughout the conference.
July 7-9, 2022
The Speak Up Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, will be held on the campus of Calvin College at the Prince Conference Center, as usual. The conference will be both in-person and as an option for a virtual conference. Click here for information and registration. I’ll be doing a workshop on “Do I Need an Agent?” both in-person and recorded for virtual attendees. I’ll also hold individual and other meetings throughout the three days.
So, there you have it. Four great conferences with wonderful, smart people to help educate and encourage writers of all experience levels. How I find myself included on the faculty of these conferences is not only a mystery to me, but shocking to my high-school English teacher and college writing professors.
Pick one (or more), and sign up today!