A message from
GPCWC’s Director, 
Marlene Bagnull, Litt.D


I am praising God for all He has done, is doing, and will do. And for the new vision and location He has provided for the conference as we begin our 35th year of ministry.

Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference
 July 26-28, 2018

Dock Mennonite Academy in Lansdale 

Our theme, “Write His Answer” from Habakkuk 2:2,
has not changed.


Our commitment to
“encourage and equip you
to write about a God who is real,
who is reachable, and who changes lives”
also has not changed.


By shortening the conference to 2.5 days (from 3.5) the cost will be substantially reduced. In addition, we have gotten a great rate of $109 a night (for up to four people in a room) at the Holiday Inn just five minutes from the conference! And we are very excited about our move to Dock Mennonite Academy. It’s a beautiful campus and conveniently located just a couple of minutes from the Lansdale exit of the North/South PA Turnpike. 

We will have a similar format – 3 Thursday afternoon early bird learning labs, 5 keynotes, 7 continuing sessions, 35 workshops, panels, and one-on-one appointments and paid critiques. And, of course, you can expect powerful times of worship and rich fellowship with other writers and our faculty.

Online registration opens May 1. Put it on your calendar now.

So, yes, I am NOT retiring or quitting! smiley

“The Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference
is among the premier writing conferences in the USA.
The conference brings together people from all walks of life
to interact with some of the finest minds in Christian publishing, 
and every year bears rich fruit in the education and publication
of articles, poems, drama, books, and more.”

Bob Hostetler, Int’l speaker & author of 48 books

I have been encouraged by your conferences more than you know.
In addition to all the "how to" ideas and general inspiration,
I have gained a dear friend and prayer partner in my writing efforts.

Thea Williams

“Though I was only able to be at the GPCWC for one day,
it was action- and helps-packed.
Measuring it by that day alone I’d give it an A+!”

Nils Ohman ~ Texas

“What if?” Important update.

Click here.

It’s not too late to register!
BUT if you want meals,
you need to register by July 19.

Price increases for
Teens Write 
on July 16.

New faculty member!
Krystalyn Davis
     Founder & Editor
The Family Life Project
Click here

CDs of our 34th GPCWC 2017
are available.

Or get the entire conference
of over 100 sessions
as MP3 files for
ONLY $77.

Click here for order form.

MP3s available of entire Feb 2018
Write to Impact Lives Conference
14 hours of instruction & inspiration 
Karen Ball ~ Sarah Bolme

Bill Watkins ~ Jim Watkins
Karen Whiting
Only $20 plus $2.50 shipping!
Includes links to handouts.

Click here for order form.