Les Stobbe and Sally Apokedak Christian Writers Conference Schedule
- April 19-20: Carolina Christian Writers Conference at First Baptist Church, Spartanburg. Linda Gilden is director. Keynote speaker is Jack Countryman, founder of the gift book publishing company J.Countryman Gifts, now a division of Thomas Nelson. Agent and editor interviews. Workshops. Go to http://www.fbs.org/ministries/education/carolina-christian-writers-conference/
- May 15-18—Colorado Christian Writers Conference, Estes Park Center, Estes Park, CO. Director: Marlene Bagnull of Write His Answer. Website: www.Colorado.writehisanswer.com This will be my first visit to this conference, though my wife and I spent a week there years ago and loved this mountain community. I will lead two workshops.
- May 19-23: Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, Ridgecrest, NC. Co-Directors: Alton Gansky and Edie Melson. Full information on their website: www.BRMCWC.com
- June 5-8—Write-to-Publish Conference, Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, IL. Director is Lin Johnson. Co-directors at Jane Rubietta and Joyce K. Ellis. The Midwest location makes it easy for publishers in the region to send editors. For more information go to www.writetopublish.com
- August 12-15—Oregon Christian Writers Summer Coaching Conference at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion Hotel, Portland, OR. This is a new location for this well-attended conference that attracts a good collection of editors in air-conditioned comfort. Director is Libby Jacobs. Go to the Oregon Christian Writers website for more information.
- July 31-August 3—Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference, Cairn University, Langhome, PA. Director: Marlene Bagnull. I’ve participated in this one several times. This is a lovely Christian university campus that will keep you walking. I anticipate leading two workshops. Sally Apokedak, associate agent for children's and YA books (sally-apokedak.com), will be joining me at this conference.
- September 13-15—ACFW Conference, Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN With more than 600 in attendance in recent years, this fiction writing conference attracts not only fiction editors and agents but many of the finest Christian fiction writers. For anyone serious about writing fiction, this conference should not be missed. Sally Apokedak, associate agent for children’s and YA books, will be joining me at this conference. For information go to www.acfw.com