Get Unstuck!  Looking for inspiration and practical advice to help your writing? Writing for Your Life welcomes you to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles for our Writing for Your Life Spiritual Writers’ Conference! The conference is open to all who are interested in spiritual writing. This conference focuses on inspiration and craft for spiritual writing, with some “how to get published” thrown in. It includes popular Christian authors and representatives from the Christian publishing industry. The main conference will take place on March 28-29, 2019, with optional pre-conference DigDeeper Retreats (separate registration required) on March 27. The conference and retreats will take place on USC’s University Park Campus at the University Religious Center (URC) and the United University Church (UUC) – located at E3 on this map. (Registration takes place at URC.)

Headline speaker for the event is Barbara Brown Taylor. Leading one of our DigDeeper Retreats and three main conference breakout sessions will be Marilyn McEntyre (author and teacher). Additional breakout sessions feature: Michael Maudlin (HarperOne – Executive Editor and SVP), Cathleen Falsani (author, journalist, and consultant), Kathleen Long Bostrom (children’s book author), Sharon Elliott (author and freelance editor), Roger Freet (literary agent), Terry Glaspey (Editor, Harvest House Publishers) and Brian Allain  (owner of Writing for Your Life, presenting on self publishing).  Leading our second DigDeeper Retreat is Joyce Dinkins (Publishing Board Director, Our Daily Bread Ministries). You can learn more about each speaker through the links below.

Early-bird tuition (through February 28) for the main conference is $329 and includes all General Sessions and Breakout Seminars, refreshments, 1-on-1 meetings, and an open-mic session. Regular price registration is $359 (March 1 and thereafter).

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Conference Schedule

Breakout Seminar Descriptions

Conference Speakers

Also Included: 1-on-1 meetings, Open mic, Bookstore, Self-forming groups by genre, Access to Freebies!

Lodging and Transportation

Nearby restaurants

DigDeeper Retreat with Marilyn McEntyre and Brian Allain (separate registration required; additional 0.5 CEUs available)

DigDeeper Retreat with Joyce Dinkins and Brian Allain (separate registration required; additional 0.5 CEUs available)

Writing for Your Life is pleased to offer 1.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for pastors for the main 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 participants are required to abide by our Code of Conduct.

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