Wednesday, June 17, 2009

FaithWriters Conference 2009

The conference season is upon us.

A while ago, I posted some links to various writer's conferences. But today, I want to tell you about a conference that is near and dear to my heart.

As most of you know, FaithWriters is the place where my writing fire was re-lit. You can read my complete FaithWriters testimony HERE. Since I joined in May, 2004, I have met so many beautiful people who have impacted my life in ways that will stay with me forever.

In 2007, when the announcement was made for the first FaithWriters conference, I was ecstatic. I would finally get to meet the people I'd been corresponding with/laughing with/crying with/praying with online for three years. Needless to say, there was no way I was going to miss it.

And I didn't. The almost-three days I got to spend with my FaithWriters friends was more wonderful than I could have even imagined. I came home and literally cried for about a week because I was overwhelmed with emotion over being with people who "got me" (and loved me anyway!). Of course, the information I took home was well worth the cost of the conference. But the friendships that were created are worth a thousand times more.

So...on to my point!

The second FaithWriters conference will take place on August 7 and 8. I am thrilled, excited, anxious, ecstatic, and counting the days. We have some wonderful speakers lined up. I will admit, I was asked to speak but politely declined. Public speaking is a fear I have that is second only to bugs, so I'm not quite ready for that yet. Maybe at the next one (scheduled for 2011). :-)
Anyway, I would absolutely love to meet you there! So look over the information, check your calendars, and prayerfully consider coming to this conference. I won't regret it!

THEME: Nurturing the Whole Writer

LOCATION: Livonia (Detroit), Michigan

DATE: Friday, August 7, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Saturday, August 8, 8:30 AM - 8:15 PM

COST: FaithWriters 500 members - $72
All others - $82

INCLUDES: All workshops, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and snacks
*Hotel, transportation and other meals not included

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Linore Rose Burkard, multi-published Regency author.

OTHER SPEAKERS AND WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS: Deb Porter, Corinne Smelker, David Ian, and Jan Ackerson. Read their full bios HERE and complete workshop descriptions HERE.

If you are a published author, and would like to sell your books at the conference, visit this page for details: BOOK TABLE




Joanne Sher said...

Lemme second this.SOOOOOOO worth attending. See you there, Lynda!

Dee Yoder said...

Let me third this! The FW conference is a conference of the HEART! You'll learn and laugh...and experience a writing family like no other. Can't wait to see you again, Lynda. (:

Jan Cline said...

Wish it weren't so far away - I would love to come. Maybe next time. Thanks for all the info.

Diana D said...

I'm so ba ba bah... cause I get to come too... ba ba ba bah bah! Totally looking forward to it all.

K.M. Weiland said...

Sounds lovely. Too bad Michigan is so far away!