Springs Writers provides a FREE conference-quality workshop the first Monday of each month (except December, July & August) from 6:00–7:45 pm, Woodmen/Academy Hobby Lobby Classroom Room [against back wall behind "Employee Only" double doors], 6950 North Academy, Colorado Springs, 80918

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Upcoming Events

MARCH FREE Conference-Quality Workshop
When: Monday, March 14, 2011
Location: Stone Chapel, 280 East Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Leave a Written Legacy
Most writers target their audience and seek publication with appropriate publishers. However, have you overlooked your biggest fans—your family? Discover the importance of writing down your life experiences. Your stories are part of the fabric of your family’s history. Lana Rockwell discusses how and where to start writing your memoirs, before they’re gone forever.

Focus on the Family’s news clip featured Lana Rockwell discussing her unique memory writing technique. Some writing credits include: The Christian Grandparenting magazine, A Caring Pregnancy Center monthly newsletter and the Woodmen Valley Chapel journal. Lana’s Leaving a Written Legacy workshop is popular at conferences, forums, community events and churches. Her books Leaving a Written Legacy and From My Recipe Box to Yours” will be released soon. Visit her website at http://mymemoriesforyou.shutterfly.com/. Lana and her husband love building memories with their 3 children and 11 grandchildren.

APRIL FREE Writing Workshop
When: Monday, April 11, 2011
Location: Stone Chapel, 280 East Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Are You Ready and Willing to Be Published?
You love to write. You feel God gave you an inspirational message or dynamic fiction story. And your life experiences enrich your message, seeming to validate God’s calling on your life to be an author. So, where do you go next? How do you turn your dreams of being a published writer into reality? Discover what it takes to expand your writing horizons to the published world, so others can benefit from your God-given talent. Denise Vezey shares 10 things you must be willing to do to be a published author.

Denise authored seven books and numerous articles. She’s also written professionally for Focus on the Family and the National Day of Prayer.

Cecil Murphey Coming To Colorado April 8-9, 2011
New York Times Bestselling Author and International Christian Speaker to talk on “Knowing God, Knowing Yourself: An Invitation to Daily Discovery”

Cecil “Cec” Murphey, The Man Behind the Words, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s fourth annual ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Colorado retreat, to be held at the Ponderosa Conference and Retreat center in Larkspur, Colorado.

As a New York Times bestselling author and Christian international speaker, Cec has authored or co-written more than one hundred books that have been translated into more than 40 languages and have sold millions of copies, including the bestseller, 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper). His newest book, Knowing God, Knowing Myself, released December 2010, is this year's retreat theme.

Cecil has also written hundreds of articles that have appeared in a variety of publications. His passion is to stimulate people's minds and nourish their souls. Since 1984, he has been using his writing and speaking to help him accomplish those goals.

Join ACFW as Cec teaches on Knowing God, Knowing Myself, and let him lead you into a deeper awareness of God's presence, startle you out of common spiritual reflections, and take you on an uncommon path of daily self-discovery and Christ-centered insights.

For details: Email Paula Moldenhauer at president@hiswriters.acfwcolorado.com.
To register log on to: www.acfwcolorado.com/acfwcoloretreat.

Colorado Christian Writers Conference
Date: May 11-14, 2011
Location: YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center (NW of Denver)
Website: www.writehisanswer.com/Colorado

The Colorado Christian Writers Conference exists to encourage and equip Christians to write about a God who is real, who is reachable, and who changes lives. Through challenging general sessions, six hours of continuing sessions, six hour-long workshops from 42 offered or a hands-on clinics you’ll explore how to effectively “write His answer” through fiction and nonfiction.

This year’s faculty of 62 includes 7 agents, 20 book editors or author reps, and 18 periodical editors who will be available for free 15-minute appointments. Each full-time conferee is guaranteed four 15-minute one-on-one appointments with the faculty of their choice.

Check out the keynote speakers
Download the 16-page brochure
Conference and schedule at a glance
Wednesday, May 11 Early bird workshops
Thursday/Friday, May 12-13 Workshops
Continuing Sessions
Markets represented at the conference