2014 Faith & Culture Writers Conference

Faith and Culture Writers ConferenceWe have reached our capacity and are no longer taking registrations to this year's Faith & Culture Writers Conference. Thank you so much for your interest, and be sure to look for information regarding our 2015 event!

Faith & Culture Writers Conference
George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon*
Friday & Saturday, March 7-8
*Friday's check-in and large-group session have been moved to Newberg Friends Church (307 S. College St.)

About the Conference

Join us as we welcome more than 30 speakers, including authors, theologians, bloggers, professors, literary agents, journalists, social media experts and "culture engagers." The conference is designed to inspire, connect and provide resources for advanced and aspiring writers.

Attendees can choose from two dozen workshops covering topics such as social media, blogging, fiction writing, getting published, writing critique groups, freelance writing, editing, marketing, creative nonfiction, impacting culture with words, and building your platform.

The Schedule

Check-in begins at Newberg Friends Church at 5:45 p.m. Friday, at which time a bookstore will also open. A large-group session will follow at 7 p.m. at the same Newberg Friends Church (307 S. College St.; 503-538-8381) location. Please note this new venue for Friday's check-in and large-group session. Saturday's events will be on the George Fox campus as scheduled.

Saturday’s schedule runs from a 7:45 a.m. check-in/breakfast through the final session's end at 5 p.m. Breakout sessions will be held at various campus locations yet to be determined.

"Engaging, connecting and validating diverse voices in their creative calling"

Speakers

Our guests will include ...

  • Sarah Bessey, author of Jesus Feminist
  • Deidra Riggs, creator of websites "The High Calling" and "Jumping Tandem"
  • Sarah Thebarge, author of The Invisible Girls
  • Randy Woodley, PhD, director of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies, George Fox Evangelical Seminary
  • Tony "The Beat Poet" Kriz, author-in-residence, Warner Pacific College
  • Paul Louis Metzger, PhD, director of the Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins
  • Micah J. Murray, blogger about Jesus, religion and culture at RedemptionPictures.com
  • Paul Pastor, editor for Parse Magazine and Leadership Journal
  • Karen Spears Zacharias, journalist, professor and author of Where's Your Jesus Now?
  • Emily Maynard, featured columnist for Prodigal Magazine
  • Bill Jensen and Carolyn McCready, agent/editors

Bios of our guest speakers and more conference details are available at faithandculturewriters.com.

Cost

  • $85 (between Feb. 15 and March 6)
  • $95 (walk-in rate March 7-8)
  • $30 (student rate)*

*Student-rate price increases to $35 the day of event.

The 2014 conference is currently sold out.

Note: Literary agent appointments are $15. Also available will be mentor appointments.

For more information, email conference director Cornelia Becker Seigneur at cornelia@corneliaseigneur.com.

New this year is a Faith & Culture Writing Contest.

More Information

Cornelia Becker SeigneurQuestions? Contact Cornelia Becker Seigneur (left), director and conference founder, at cornelia@corneliaseigneur.com, or Melanie Springer Mock, George Fox liaison, at mmock@georgefox.edu. Details are also available at faithandculturewriters.com.

Learn more about us through the George Fox University Vimeo channel.