If you write or read books that matter – books with substance and soul – then this is the place for you.  Writing for Your Life invites you to our Spring 2021 Online Conference, featuring authors Barbara Brown Taylor, Patricia Raybon, Bishop Karen Oliveto, Frank Thomas, Kathleen Norris, Wes Granberg-Michaelson, J. Dana Trent, Brent Bill, Noel “Paul” Stookey (from Peter, Paul, and Mary), and Marlena Graves, along with publishing industry experts Becky Nesbitt (Penguin Random House), Lisa Kloskin (Broadleaf Books), and Ashley Hong (Penguin Random House). Our conference also includes several emerging authors!

The conference takes place March 22-26, 2021, but don’t worry – attendees can enjoy recordings of all sessions for the following 3 months.

Early-bird tuition for the conference is only $249 and includes all presentations, live Q&A with speakers, worship service, an open-mic session, elevator pitch practice with feedback, and more.  (Starting March 1 tuition increases to $299.)

Registration Now Open! Click on the link below to pay for your registration (credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, Pay in 4, or PayPal Credit are accepted; all payments are processed through PayPal). After you pay, an email confirmation will be sent to the name and email address you enter into PayPal (or the one associated with your PayPal account) within 5 days. Please check your Spam or Promotions folders in case our emails get stuck there. If you need to change the name or email address on your registration please let us know.

CLICK HERE to pay for your registration.

You do not need to be an experienced writer to attend. Our conferences have a reputation for very high quality speakers, collegiality, and a lack of competitiveness among attendees, so please do not be intimidated if you have not yet published much. Come join us and enjoy the supportive environment!

Previous Writing for Your Life conferences have been rated, on average, over 4.6 out of 5 by attendees!

There are a ton of things for you to enjoy:

  • Practical and inspiring presentations from accomplished Christian authors and publishing industry experts
  • Our “emerging Christian writers” Q&A series
  • No overlapping sessions, so you can easily see all of them – and the recordings are also available for the following 3 months
  • Worship service
  • Live Q&A sessions with all featured speakers (via Zoom)
  • Networking Lunch Breaks – unmoderated, informal times for you to chat with other conference attendees
  • Optional 1-on-1 private online meetings with selected speakers (separate registration required; limited availability) – additional details here
  • Live book discussions with each author (via Zoom) – an opportunity for you to learn more about our speakers’ books and to ask them questions
  • Open mic (via Zoom)
  • Elevator pitch practice with feedback (via Zoom)
  • “Submit your pitch” program (by email)
  • Conference Contact List (optional)
  • Access to the free new AuthorConnect online networking platform for spiritual writers
  • Private Facebook Group for WFYL conference attendees

Conference Schedule with presentation descriptions

Conference Speakers

Conference Bookstore – learn about and purchase books from our conference speakers

Details on many features (Meetings with speakers, Submit Your Pitch, Open mic, AuthorConnect, and more)

Optional seminar: The Business of Being a Spiritual Writer (separate registration required)

Optional private 1-on-1 meetings with speakers (separate registration required; sign-up available after you register) – additional details here

 

Registration Now Open! Click on the link below to pay for your registration (credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, Pay in 4, or PayPal Credit are accepted; all payments are processed through PayPal). After you pay, an email confirmation will be sent to the name and email address you enter into PayPal (or the one associated with your PayPal account) within 5 days. Please check your Spam or Promotions folders in case our emails get stuck there. If you need to change the name or email address on your registration please let us know.

CLICK HERE to pay for your registration.

 

By registering, all conference participants agree to abide by our Code of Conduct and Release Agreement.

All conference and seminar information are subject to change.