If you write, or read, books that matter – books with substance and soul – then this is the place for you.

Writing for Your Life welcomes you to St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch, CO (a suburb of Denver) for our next in-person Writing for Your Life Spiritual Writers’ Conference on June 7-8, 2022! The conference is open to all who are interested in spiritual writing (and reading!).  Speakers include authors Barbara Brown Taylor, Philip Yancey, Patricia Raybon, Erin Healy, Michael W. Waters, Amanda Henderson, and Tyler Sit, literary agents Rachelle Gardner and Greg Johnson, Katie Long (David C. Cook Publishers), and Brian Allain from Writing for Your Life.  You can learn more about each speaker here.

Tuition for the main conference is $359 and includes all General Sessions and Breakout Seminars, morning refreshments, small group meetings with speakers, book readings with Q&A, an open-mic session, and more.

Registration Now Open! Click on the link below to pay for your registration (credit cards, debit cards, or PayPal 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 2 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 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, as well as well as any local, state, or federal guidelines, which may include COVID-specific restrictions.

Conference Schedule

Breakout Seminar Descriptions

Conference Speakers

Additional conference features:

  • Small group meetings with speakers – In addition to Q&A within each speaker’s presentation time, all attendees can also attend small group meetings with our speakers.  These meetings are come-and-go “get to know you” meetings where writers can ask questions and convey information about their project. They are NOT manuscript review sessions, and the speakers are under no obligation to follow up with you after your meeting. No sign-up necessary.
  • Submit Your Pitch! – Within two months afterwards, submit your book proposal or pitch to the conference’s literary agents (email it to Brian Allain, who will forward it)
  • Open mic session – Attendees will have the opportunity to present a short excerpt of their writing to other conference attendees.  Each speaker will have 5 minutes, including their introduction and reading. Don’t miss this important, but optional, opportunity to gain experience reading your work, and to support your fellow writers! Each speaker will be limited to 5 minutes. Sign-up will be available after you register for the conference – first-come, first-served.
  • Elevator pitch practice – Practice delivering your 50-word elevator pitch, and get feedback from attendees and Brian Allain. No sign-up required.
  • “How to Become a Content Marketer”
  • Conference Contact List – We will maintain an online spreadsheet where attendees can (optionally) share their name, email address, website, and social media info if they would like to share it with conference attendees.
  • Private Facebook Group for WFYL conference attendees – stay in touch before, during, and after the conference
  • Conference bookstore

Optional Thursday June 9 seminar: The Business of Being a Spiritual Writer (separate registration required; additional 0.6 CEUs available)

Lodging suggestions

Restaurant suggestions

Registration Now Open! Click on the link below to pay for your registration (credit cards, debit cards, or PayPal 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 2 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 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, as well as well as any local, state, or federal guidelines, which may include COVID-specific restrictions.

You may also be interested in our free download: “Getting The Most Out Of A Writers Conference”

Writing for Your Life is pleased to offer 1.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for pastors for this writers’ conference. Writing for Your Life is a member of the Association of Leaders in Lifelong Learning for Ministry (formerly the Society for the Advancement of Continuing Education for Ministry).

All conference and seminar information are subject to change.