CWCO2019 is coming Feb 22-24. Stay Tuned.

What is the Catholic Writers Conference Online?

Catholic? Writer? Unable to afford the time or money to attend a live conference? Or maybe you have a hard time finding a conference where the people share your values. The Catholic Writers Conference Online is the conference for you. Affordably priced yet offering webinars from some of the top Catholic writers in the field, it not only fits even the most modest budget, but is also completely accessible through your computer. No travel needed! Plus, you'll hear presentations and meet people who don't just support your values - they celebrate them! Even better - we offer pitch sessions with publishers in the Catholic AND secular markets. This is the must-attend event for Catholic writers. 

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

  • A greater emphasis on how our faith informs our writing. 
  • Practical advice and tips you can put to work immediately. 
  • Webinars for intermediate and advanced writers.
  • Webinar format that incorporates audio and visuals.
  • Networking.
  • Recordings! 
  • Pitch Sessions. Many of our authors already have contracts or published books from last year's session.

Why CWCO? A note from the founder, Karina Fabian

In 2007, I attended my first writing conference. What an experience! I sharpened my skills as a writer and was introduced to the then-new world of internet marketing. I sold my first novel to a small press publisher. I – an introvert who seldom socialized – attended a party and laughed for hours. To top it all off, I made connections that have pushed my publishing career forward and made friends that I can still depend upon for help or companionship.

But the most amazing thing? The conference was completely online!

Have you ever wished you could attend a conference, learn from the writers who had been there, done that and succeeded, meet publishers and make friends who identify with your passion for words?

Have you ever had to push that dream aside because live conferences don’t work for you? They may be too expensive, involve travel that takes you away from work or family…or maybe it’s too far beyond your comfort zone to talk to complete strangers.

I’ve been there. I know how much easier it is to correspond, where I can think about my responses and not whether I’ve spilled something on my shirt or if my face “looks wrong.” That first online conference changed my life and career.

Maybe you’ve been interested in a conference but hesitated because what you really want is to meet authors and publishers who speak the same faith language as you?

The Catholic Writers Guild has the answer for you: The Catholic Writers Conference Online!

Not only will we bring you excellent workshops on writing and marketing fiction and nonfiction, but we will do it with a Catholic angle, including theology, prayer, and fellowship that is uniquely for our faith.

Our 2018 CWCO is coming September 14-16 with webinar presentations. If you can watch YouTube or use a chat like Facebook Messenger, then you have all the skills you need to participate. We have presenters covering all aspects of writing, faith and literature.

I’ve gotten so much from online writing conferences. I hope you will, too. Use the buttons above for registering or sign up for more information using the form on the upper right. We hope to see you there!

Sponsorships and Attendee Bennies!

Our Sponsors

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This year, in addition to asking for sponsorships, we're soliciting bennies for our attendees! Stay tuned for these great opportunities from our wonderful sponsors.

 

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Offering a discount on print and eBook templates to members. Create beautiful books right in Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, or Adobe InDesign. Built to industry-standard specifications, our pre-designed templates will make your book stand out, without all of those newbie mistakes. Format your book for both print and eBooks at the same time, using a program you already own and know how to use, and without hiring a designer. https://www.bookdesigntemplates.com/

 

Offering free title setups until the end of the year. IngramSpark is an award-winning independent publishing platform that offers indie authors the same quality print and global distribution services enjoyed by big-time publishers. Once you finish and format your book, IngramSpark makes it possible to share it with the world. Focus on what you do best—create innovative content—and let IngramSpark do the rest: print, ship, and distribute. It’s your content. IngramSpark just helps you do more with it. https://goo.gl/JL5ZFB

Sponsor the CWCO

Do you have a business related to Catholic education or writing and want to reach an active, interested audience? The Catholic Writers Guild is looking for sponsors for its online conference. Your dollars would go first toward a membership for one writer to the conference, then toward expenses of the conference itself.

In return, we offer the following:

  1. Ad space on our website, to include a logo, a 2-line summary of your business and a link. This would stay up all year long.
  2. Your logo on the webinar room. It will be along the edges so it’s visible even when slides are being shown
  3. A special call-out thanks in email, which will include your logo, a 100-word summary and a link, to go to all attendees, the CWG members and interested parties – about 1000 recipients.

We are charging $40 for one, $65 for two, and $80 for all three. Conference admission is $40/person for non-members, so you would be providing at least one scholarship for a writer with financial hardships.

Please let us know if you have any questions. If you’re ready to buy, just reply to me with what you’d like to purchase, the formal company name, the 2-line and/or 100-word write up, and the logo. For a logo, we’d need about 150×150 size, 300dpi. (I can resize as long as it’s not too small or too large.) Please send it in .jpg or .png. 

Contact conference@catholicwritersguild.org

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