By Becca Anderson, Special to ASSIST News Service
LANGHORNE, PA (ANS – July 12, 2015) – From July 29 – August 1 the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference (GPCWC) will again offer keynote addresses, workshops and continuing sessions for writers of all experience levels.
The conference will be held at Cairn University, Langhorne, PA, and features a faculty of over 50 authors, editors, agents and other professionals, teaching 8 continuing sessions, 58 workshops and 4 hands-on clinics.
An exciting Teens Write program is scheduled for 10 am to 6 pm on Thursday, July 30. Team taught by 9 successful authors it includes writing devotionals, suspense, humor and fantasy, as well as solid tips on the writing craft.
Any parent, pastor and other person who may not think he or she is a “writer,” is encouraged to attend one or more of the two-hour Thursday Specials during Teens Write.
In “Expanding Your Influence” from 10 a.m – noon, Dr. Harold Arnold Jr. will detail a ten-step process to encourage and challenge Christ followers to build an effective platform that honors God, enriches the community and excites their personal passions. From 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., J.B. Hixson PhD will open eyes and minds with “Postmodernism, Worldview and You!” Author and historian and ANS writer, Rick Marschall, will discuss “Dealing with Our Cultural Crisis” from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
“We work diligently to offer a wide array of topics and skill level workshops so that writers can learn what they need to move to the next level,” said Marlene Bagnull, now in her 32nd year of directing the conference. Master writers and editors teach the workshops and continuing sessions, which have been said to be the equivalent of a semester college course in writing. In addition to focusing on the craft of writing and the art of marketing GPCWC offers workshops on independent publishing, eBooks, audio books, websites, blogs and more.
“The opportunities to ‘Write His Answer’ (the conference theme) are greater than ever, but so are the challenges that writers face,” Bagnull says. Keynoters will address “Keeping Your Dreams Alive,” “Writing Light into Darkness,” “Awakening the Writer’s Heart,” “Dreambusting,” “Breaking Fear’s Grip,” and “The Cross is the Main Thing.”
The public is invited free of charge to the morning and evening keynotes and to Thursday evening’s celebration of our authors and book signing in Chatlos Chapel at 7:30 pm.
A full schedule of sessions, registration information, biographies of faculty members and more can be accessed at http://philadelphia.writehisanswer.com/ or by calling 484-991-8581 for a 16-page brochure.
For further information, please contact: Marlene Bagnull, Litt.D., Director, 484-991-8581, firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo captions: 1) Marlene Bagnull. 2) Becca Anderson.
About the writer: Becca Anderson is a freelance writer, the editor of Fabricare Canada magazine, and a published author. Both of her books were put under contract through contacts made at one of Marlene Bagnull’s writers conferences. She and her family live in East Texas. Her e-mail is: email@example.com.
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