Whether you are just getting started writing your first draft or have a fine-tuned manuscript ready to submit to an agent, the Orange County Writers' Conference offers valuable information and resources to encourage, develop, and grow your Christian writing ministry. Here are just some of the features:
Meet and greet the faculty and advisory board on Friday night before the conference starts.
Dine with available faculty Friday night and during lunch on Saturday.
15-minute consultations are available to discuss your writing project with a professional editor, agent, publisher, or writer of your choice for at least one 15-minute consultation. Sign-ups for consultations occur during the registration process.
Choose from among five tracks: magazine writing and children's/YA writers as well as beginning, intermediate and advanced writing skills. Enter one or both of our writing contests. Win a publishing contract or book proposal submission subscription and get your manuscript in front of leading Christian publishing decision makers. Fellowship and network as you make lasting friendships and key contacts who will support, encourage and guide you in your writing ministry.
Meet Our New Director
Antonio and Gwendolyn Crawford, the founders of Crawford Irby International Foundation (CIIF) a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, will merge their westcoast conference with the Orange County Christian Writers Fellowship.
In 2007, Antonio launched the National Christian Writers Conference (NCWC). The conference is held bi-annually in San Diego, and in Washington, DC. Forging into the future, NCWC San Diego, NCWC Washington DC and the new NCWC Orange County will help writers, authors, artists, and speakers publish their creativity to help heal, inspire and speak to the hearts of others living in our local communities. The great news is a conference for Christian writers in Orange County will continue and is set for April 25th and 26th, 2014.
The first task for the inspirational couple is re-establishing the advisory board to govern the conference. “Our goal is placing the conference in the hands of the people living in the community. A conference for the people, that’s driven by innovation, creativity, faith and synergy. It’s where the conference belongs,” said Antonio. Gwendolyn and Antonio join Dick Osborn, Susan Osborn, Kathy Ide, Edie Glaser and their long time friend Kathi Macias, a multi-award winning writer and author of more than 39 books.