Events

Catholic Writers Conference Live

Join us for the 10th anniversary of the Catholic Writers Conference Live! Our live conference will be held July 31-Aug 3, 2018 at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, PA.

With generous support from the Catholic Marketing Network, our conference will run in tandem with the Catholic Marketing Network Tradeshow.

All CWCL attendees have access to the tradeshow floor, where you can meet publishers, vendors and book store owners. It’s a great place to network! The Guild will offer a program of speaker and workshops, writing critiques, pitch sessions, and social activities throughout the event.

Catholic Writers Conference Online

CWCO 2018 is scheduled for September 14-16

Here are some of the things you can look forward to:

  • A greater emphasis on how our faith informs our writing. We have speakers who will discuss writing as a Calling, literature as evangelization, and even how genre fiction like horror and science fiction can still reflect our Catholic values.
  • Practical advice and tips you can put to work immediately. From managing your time to reconstructing your plot, developing great characters to building your social media presence, our experienced and well-published presenters share their best practices.
  • Webinar format that incorporates audio and visuals. It’s easy – if you can handle Skype or Facetime, you can do this! Or call in to listen to the presentations if your internet is slow. (Don’t worry, there’s still chat available for talking or “passing notes.”) 
  • Networking. We've built in time each year for open chat, sharing links and books, even reading and on-the-fly critique.
  • Pitch Sessions. We recruit publishers of Catholic and secular media to hear pitches from authors with manuscripts ready to submit!
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