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CWCO2019 is set for Sept 20-22
Registration is open - see links in the menu.
What is the Catholic Writers Conference Online?
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, but you'll also 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 the conference, you'll receive another email with the recordings of the webinars to revisit at your convenience.
When is it?
September 20-22, 2019
- Friday and Saturday, 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
- Sunday, 12 pm - 10:30 pm
How much does it cost?
$30 for Guild members
$45 for nonmembers
How do I register?
- Member - https://catholicwritersguild.org/cwco-member-registration
- Non-member - https://catholicwritersguild.org/cwco-non-member-registration
When is the deadline to register?
September 16, 2019
What people are saying about the Catholic Writers' Conference Online
"This format left me feeling like a part of a family. Each of you brought your knowledge and personalities, and this took the work out of learning." - Peggy
"Jeannie's presentation was a real game-changer for me. I've wanted to write a devotional for years, but the whole process just seemed so nebulous that I never even tried. She gave us a system that's simple, doable, and effective. I'm grateful." - Lori Ann
"Worth both the time and the cost!" - K. Ann
"I have no doubt that I will attend all CWCOs from now on. So glad I made the effort to block out the time. Next one I'll be wearing a "do not disturb" sign or locked in a hotel room somewhere!" - Neil
"Michael Frailey, you were great. And you taught me to never skip a class because I don't write that genre. Good writing is good writing no matter what genre." - Anonymous
"The Guild is a new treasure for me. I feel at home with kindred spirits when I interact with the members. So thankful for the hours you put into making it that treasure for me. God bless you!" - Renee
"The best part of Lisa Mladinich's talk was her breakdown of how to prepare yourself physically and spiritually to be calm...the butterflies really get me sometimes." - Matthew
"There was something for every writer, Catholic or not." - Cynthia
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!