Sister Events

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March 14-15, 2014
Carolina Christian
Writers Conference

The dates for the Carolina Christian Writers Conference – March 14-15, 2014, at First Baptist Spartanburg.

For those of you who were with us last year, you know what a special time of learning, inspiration, and fellowship this conference was. We hope you will consider coming again. For those of you who couldn’t make it last year, we are hoping you will put it on your calendar and not miss this special 2014 writing event.

Great workshop variety as well as appointment time with editors and other professionals.
Jack Countryman of Thomas Nelson Publishers will bring our keynote message. Jarod Espy will once again lead us in musical worship.

Editorial appointments will be available with multiple publishers including AMG Publishers, New Hope Publishers, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, and Others are awaiting confirmation.

Coaching appointments with professional writers are available to help you take your writing to the next level.

Friday night genre groups to focus on your specific area.

Don’t miss this affordable conference! Registration will open January 2014.

This would be a great Christmas present for yourself or the writers in your life!

We are working hard to get our new website live shortly after the first of the year to be ready for registration. In the meantime, please help us spread the word. Writers need the encouragement and fellowship of other writers. Join us for this amazing time and get excited about your writing all over again!

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at

Until April, keep writing and sharing the message God has given YOU – YOU are the only one who can do that!

Contact: Linda Gilden at
Director, Carolina Christian Writers Conference

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The Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers

Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

May 18, 2014 – May 22, 2014

Conference is the premier training and networking event for both seasoned and aspiring writers and speakers.  This event allows participants the ideal opportunity to interact with editors, agents, professional writers and readers, offering outstanding workshops and continuing classes in a wide array of creative categories.  Whether you are a professional writer expanding your skills and networking contacts, or a brand new writer just beginning to chase your dream, this Christian Writers Conference is the ideal opportunity to take your creative goals to a higher level.

 Ridgecrest BRMCWC Pricing: RATES ARE SUBJECT TO BEING UPDATED. Please visit for updates on pricing and schedules.

Program Fee - $320 per person (anyone staying off campus pays a $25 facility fee in addition to the program fee.)Standard Accommodations – $59 per night/Pritchell or Maple
Deluxe Accommodations- $69 per night/Mt Laurel or $64 per night/RhododendronMeal Package - $141.50 per person (12 meals beginning with dinner Sunday and ending with Lunch on Thursday.)To make reservations for this great event please call 1.800.588.7222
For a pdf of the complete BRMCWC schedule visit:
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Blue Ridge Autumn in the Mountains Christian Novelist Retreat
October 19-22, 2014

October is the peak season for leaf color in the mountains of western North Carolina and the perfect time for novelists to come together for inspiration and improving on the skills and gifts God has made available to us.

Relax on 1,300 acres of Appalachian peace and quiet. And if you get tired of relaxing, enjoy tennis, hiking, laser tag, a climbing wall, disc golf, volleyball, and more. There’s also miniature golf or the quaint little craft stores in neighboring Black Mountain. And Asheville is a short drive away, where you can visit the Biltmore Estate or Billy Graham’s Training Center at The Cove.

This is the perfect setting for a time of improving the craft of novel writing, fellowship with other novelists, write, discuss, and critique.

All novelists are welcome to come and learn the craft that applies to all novel writing. The faculty is Christian and some emphasis will be directed to the CBA market.

Ridgecrest Novelist Pricing: COMING SOON

To make reservations for this great event please call 1.800.588.7222

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August 27-31, 2014


Christian Communicators.Conference’s mission is to educate, validate, and launch women in their speaking ministry.

Our goals for the CC conferences are:

*to create intimate environments for mental, emotional, spiritual, and professional growth as Christian speaker
*to build a support sisterhood that builds up, lifts up, and encourages one another along in a speaker’s business/ministry
*to deliver proven methods of organizing presentations, adding humor, refining voice control, and bringing animation to talks, testimonies, and stories
*to learn business etiquette, professional protocols, and how to make the audience like you before saying one word from the podium
*to go beyond preparing a speech to address media and promotional materials

Want to know more? Visit the Registration Details, Testimonials, Conference Schedule, Conference Leaders, and Cec Murphey Scholarship pages. Then head on over to the Online Registration page to save your spot. Spaces are limited, so don’t delay!

Be sure to check out Linda Parks’ blog post at Virtuous Women of Faith, written after the October 2011 Christian Communicators Conference at Lake Keowee, SC.

Be sure to sign up below for future newsletters as Christian Communicators continues to find more ways to help speakers do what they’re called to do.

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Welcome to the Gideon…where cutting-edge media arts are combined with one of the most unique Christian conferences and Christian film festivals in the country.

July 11-15, 2014 – Orlando, Florida


The 2013 Gideon Screenplay Contest is now accepting entries. This year we are combining the Original and Adaptation contests into one contest.

The 2013 Gideon Short Film Contest is also accepting entries. Prize money has doubled from last year.


Call for entries in the 2013 Gideon Film Festival is now open. To learn more, go to our Film Festival page.


Our weekly blog will keep you up to date on our upcoming conference, what has come out of connections made at Gideon, insights from guest bloggers, and some personal ramblings from Lori and me.

Join our blog.


Do you know a teen, ages 16-18 years old? Do they have an interest in the media arts? Then we have the program for you! The Gideon Intern program is now accepting applications for the 2013 Intern program. Details and forms are available on our Intern page.



Florida Christian Writers Conference February 26-March 2, 2014 -Leesburg, Florida

Check out this amazing conference headed by Eva Marie Everson and Mark Hancock. Visit Florida Christian Writers Conference



Colorado Christian Writer’s Conference

 May 14-17 for our 2014 conference!

Marlene Bagnull, conference director

The faculty is in place for our eight continuing sessionsand 28 other faculty members are also confirmed with more still to be added. Please visit again.

I’m praising God for all He did at our 2013 conference and for 17 years of CCWC’s ministry – 17 years of encouraging and equipping Christians to to write about a God who is real, who is reachable, and who changes lives!

Make plans now to join us on the mountain at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park for our May 14-17, 2014 conference.

The 2014 CCWC will again feature a faculty of over 50 professional authors, editors, agents, and publicists. Choose from  Wednesday earlybird workshops, 8 continuing sessions, plus 42 workshops or several hands-on clinics!



God asks us to ADVANCE not retreat. Writers ADVANCE!