Write from the Spirit: CWCO 2021

Our conference themem is "Write from the Spirit".

It is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. (Mt 10:20 RSV)

This year's speakers feature an excellent balance of Fiction, NonFicition and Marketing topics. And include: Allison Gingras, Amy Cattapan, A.R.K. Watson, Carmela Martino, Chris Weigand, John Desjarlais, Julieanne Bartlett, Karen Boyce, Karen Ullo, Karina Fabian, Ryan Levesque.

Dates:  Friday, Feb. 19th - Sunday, Feb 21st.

About the Conference

What is the Catholic Writers' Conference Online?

A professional, faith-focused writers conference "attended" in the convenience of your own home!

This affordably priced, online conference eliminates the need for costly travel, without sacrificing professionalism. Not only will you receive excellent instruction from some of the top Catholic names in the field today, you'll have the opportunity to pitch your manuscript to publishers from both Catholic and secular markets. All delivered with a Catholic perspective and fellowship.

This is the must-attend online event for Catholic writers!

What do I get?

  • Three days of webinars, delivered with both audio and visual access
  • Workshops for intermediate and advanced writers
  • Topics ranging from finding your calling as a writer to publishing and marketing your book
  • Practical advice and tips you can put to work immediately
  • The opportunity to ask in-depth questions and get feedback from knowledgeable instructors
  • Recordings of all webinars
  • Reference materials from all webinars
  • Networking and socializing between webinars
  • Pitch sessions
  • And something you won't find anywhere else...emphasis on how our faith informs our writing

How hard is it?

It's as easy as watching a YouTube video or chatting with Facebook Messenger. In fact, it's even easier! You'll receive an email with links directly to the webinars. At the conclusion of each day, you'll receive another email with the recordings of the webinars to revisit at your convenience.

When is it?

How much does it cost?

$35 for members
$55 for non-members

This year, there is a $5 increase for members, to help defer loss from the summer conference and support the continuing work of the Guild.

How do I register?



Additional Benefits from Our Sponsors

This year, we have several discounts available for attendees. Many thanks to our sponsors for these great deals.

IngramSpark (free title setup): From print-on-demand to ebook publishing, IngramSpark gets your content to readers across the planet in four steps. https://www.ingramspark.com/



Final Draft (30% off): The industry standard in screenwriting software. Used by such industry giants as J.J. Abrams, James Cameron, and Aaron Sorkin, Final Draft automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards, allowing writers to focus on what they do best – writing scripts. https://www.finaldraft.com/


Book Design Templates (20% off): Quickly and easily create beautiful books right in Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, or Adobe InDesign. Built to industry-standard specifications, the pre-designed templates will make your book stand out, without all of those newbie mistakes. Handcrafted by an award-winning book designer, the technology allows you to format your book for both print and eBooks at the same time, using a program you already own and know how to use. https://www.bookdesigntemplates.com


Duotrope (1 month free): Duotrope is a subscription-based service for writers and artists that offers an extensive, searchable database of current fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art markets, a calendar of upcoming deadlines, a personal submission tracker, and useful statistics compiled from the millions of data points we've gathered on the publishers and agents we list. https://duotrope.com/


Lighthouse Publishing (free audio file from Formed.org): FORMED provides the very best Catholic content from more than 60 organizations to help parishes, families, and individuals explore their faith anywhere. Supporting thousands of movies, children’s programs, ebooks, audio, parish programs and studies direct to your browser, mobile or connected device.

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