Welcome to our
August 3-6, 2016 conference
from GPCWC’s Director,
Marlene Bagnull, Litt.D.

 

The August 3-6 GPCWC, my 33rd year directing, will again feature a faculty of over 55 authors, editors, and agents; 19 early bird workshops on Wednesday; 8 continuing sessions; and 42 workshops or 3 hands-on clinics! In addition, those who attend the entire conference are eligible for 4 one-on-one 15-minute appointments with the faculty of their choice with a bonus FIFTH appointment for the first 100 registrants.

But GPCWC is about so much more than numbers and opportunities to strengthen your writing and marketing skills, to get valuable feedback on your work, to pitch to editors and agents, and to form deep friendships with others who share your passion for words and for the Lord.

GPCWC is about connecting with Him and learning to wait on Him for the answers He will give us. If you long for your words to make a difference in the lives of your readers, if your heart's desire is to be encouraged and equipped to write about a God who is real, who is reachable, and who changes lives, you need to come to this year’s GPCWC and trust Him to make it possible!

As I consider the crises facing our nation and world, I cannot think of a more important assignment than to "write His answer" through screenplays, novels, nonfiction books and articles, poetry, devotionals, and more. I'm praying you will accept His assignment and make plans now to join us st Cairn University in Langhorne, PA, for our August 3-6, 2016, conference.

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"Thank you for organizing and leading such a God–glorifying,
well run, informative, challenging and inspirational writers conference at Cairn University.
Your heart for writers, your discernment of these times
as challenging and crucial for the communication of the gospel,
and the commitment you encourage in all involved will continue to lead delegates to Write His Answer.
It was a privilege to be part of it, and to contribute in some way
to the spirit of good will that was so evident in writers, faculty and leaders.
I pray that your efforts will have a lasting impact, for this day like no other is the day of salvation.
Your generosity, and earnest desire to serve the Lord simply set the tone for a rhapsodic event."

Jeff McDonald, Managing Editor, Salvation Army National Publications

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Links to videos of several of the 2015 keynotes are below. I especially URGE you to watch Michael Gantt’s keynote, “The Cross Is the Main Thing.” It is an urgent message for the critical days ahead. 

 

“The sad fact for America is that
our sin has made God our enemy.
Because of the rejection of God and His Word
and because we have exchanged
the God of Life for the gods of death 
and perversion,
America is already under
the Hand of God’s judgment. 

“If there is no national confession of sin
and if we cannot find a heart of repentance,
a Holy God will complete his judgment;
either by the complete annihilation
or subjugation of what was once a great
and godly people or by rendering it
completely irrelevant on the world stage.”

Michael Gantt
http://growinggodlyseed.com/stand (complete transcript)

Video – http://bit.ly/1JkE8m9 


Click here for the follow-up to Michael’s video
that I presented September 6, 2015,
to the adult Sunday school class at my church,
Covenant Community Fellowship.
It includes Scripture and quotes from Focus on the Family
and Mike Wolff, The Reconnected Church, in Colorado.

I encourage you to visit Michael Gantt’s blog
at http://growinggodlyseed.com
and Mike Wolff’s blog at http://thereconnectedchurch.org
and especially Mike’s September 3, 2015, blog,
“Sounding the Trumpet”
http://thereconnectedchurch.org/blog2/

Father, please help us not to miss “the signs of the times.”
Help us to humble ourselves and pray
and seek Your face.
Enable us to live and to write Your answer.

 

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"My life is STILL being touched every day by the Philly conference,
I am writing more, and with a greater sense of purpose,
yet with no concern or worries about my writing as I know God will use me
and what I write as He sees fit.  
Thank you for the opportunity you provided for so many people
to attend an amazing Christian writer's conference!!!"

Thom Smith, 2013 conferee from New Hampshire 

Timeline


June

One more FREE appointment extended through July 1.
We know you want to meet editors and agents and more specifically, you want to meet as many editors and agents as you can! No conference gives you more opportunity than GPCWC. And now, we've extended the opportunity for one more free appointment for those who register through June 25. So (not including Wednesday) register for 3 days - FIVE appointments, 2 days - FOUR appointments, 1 day - THREE appointments. Appointmment requests are filled in the order you register until July 8 - after July 8, in the order we receive your requests. And remember, authors and other professionals are also available to meet with you in addition to the editors and agents on faculty - a total of 56 professionals you can help you grow your writing ministry. BONUS: Thursday afternoon you can sign up for more appointments with faculty who still have room. Does it get any better?


June

Availability of faculty for paid critiques now online.
A 30-minute paid critique with a faculty member is one of the best investments you can make.


June

Bios & editorial needs of 19 editors & 4 agents now online.
Thank You, Father, for all the opportunities at this year's GPCWC. Help our conferees take advantage of the wealth of info we've provided as they make their choices and prepare for their appointments. And bless our Appointments Coordinator, Barb Haley, for the outstanding job she has done compiling charts of editorial needs, paid critiques, and areas of expertise for our 56 faculty members.