Whether you are just getting started writing your first draft, the Orange County Writers Conference offers valuable information and resources to encourage and develop your Christian writing craft. Here are just some of the features:
Meet, greet, and dine with the faculty and advisory board: Attendees have the opportunity to meet and greet the members of the Advisory Board on Friday night before the conference starts. They will also dine with available faculty during lunch on Saturday and the awards ceremony on Friday night.
Faculty Consultations: Conferees can discuss their projects or other questions with a professional editor, agent, publisher, or writer of their choice for at least one 15-minute consultation. Sign-ups for consultations occur during the registration process.
Five Tracks: This year, we have five dedicated tracks: two tracks for magazine writing and children's/YA writers; three tracks for beginning, intermediate and advanced writers. Two Writing Contests: Win a publishing contract or book proposal submission subscription and get your manuscript in front of leading Christian publishing decision makers. Fellowship and Network Opportunities: Make lasting friendships and key contacts who will support, encourage and guide you in your writing ministry.
We look forward to meeting you!
A Letter from Our Conference Director
Antonio and Gwendolyn Crawford, the founders of Crawford Irby International Foundation (CIIF) a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, will merge their westcoast conference with the Orange County Christian Writers Fellowship.
In 2007, Antonio launched the National Christian Writers Conference (NCWC). The conference is held bi-annually in San Diego, and in Washington, DC. Forging into the future, NCWC San Diego, NCWC Washington DC and the new NCWC Orange County will help writers, authors, artists, and speakers publish their creativity to help heal, inspire and speak to the hearts of others living in our local communities. The great news is a conference for Christian writers in Orange County will continue and is set for April 25th and 26th, 2014.
The first task for the inspirational couple is re-establishing the advisory board to govern the conference. “Our goal is placing the conference in the hands of the people living in the community. A conference for the people, that’s driven by innovation, creativity, faith and synergy. It’s where the conference belongs,” said Antonio. Gwendolyn and Antonio join Dick Osborn, Susan Osborn, Kathy Ide, Edie Glaser and their long time friend Kathi Macias, a multi-award winning writer and author of more than 39 books.