Monday, January 18, 2010

Writing for the Soul Conference in Denver - by Terry Burns

In a recent post Joyce asked if you were thinking about attending a writing conference. We have been doing a series of posts on conferences that we attend which might help you decide where you might want to go. You can find the ones we have done so far in the archives of our blog and can look forward to seeing others.

My next conference will be the “Writing For the Soul” conference Feb 18-21 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Denver Colorado. The Conference host is Jerry Jenkins and it is put on by the Christian Writer’s Guild. Information on the conference may be found at

This is a premier conference set in a five star hotel. The keynote presenters are bestselling author Max Lucado, Veggietales creator Phil Vischer, and thought provoking commentator and author Phillip Yancey.

For four days, you'll be challenged and encouraged through a variety of speakers, classes, and clinics designed to develop your writing craft as never before. We're expanding to offer seven morning continuing classes. Afternoons you can attend one of seven elective sessions, including four hands-on clinics: Magazine Query Letter, Fiction First Page, Fiction Dialogue, and our exclusive Thick-skinned Manuscript Clinic with Jerry B. Jenkins and Andy Scheer.

You'll be able to schedule 15-minute appointments with literary agents and editors from major Christian magazines and publishing houses. The entire conference will feature times of praise, worship, and prayer.

Needless to say it can be cold in the Rocky Mountains in February so pack accordingly. I hope to see you there.



Elaine W. Miller said...

Sounds fabulous! Just a pitch for Montrose Christian Writer's Conference held July 25-30, 2010 on the beautiful grounds of R.A. Torrey's home. This is where I sold my first article, met Joyce Hart years ago, and made lasting friends who laugh with me and encourage my writing journey. The faculty has not been finalized, but I'll be teaching on "Marketing your Ministry." I'd love to meet you there!

Jeanette Levellie said...

I love hearing about conferences; thank you, Terry.

Writing for the Soul sounds inspiring; five star hotel sounds expensive.

Maybe I can start saving now for next year...

Terry Burns said...

It is a bit of a "high end" conference, but draws some big names that way