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The advance army of His soldiers have arrived at the YMCA – Estes Park Center. We’re moving onto the front lines to prepare for your arrival.

Walk-ins are welcome! Please ask Father if He is calling you to come for one day or all four. We will work with Him to make what may seem impossible – possible. Child care, time off work, finances – nothing is too difficult for Him. Time payments stretching over a year, if needed, can be worked out. 

There is room in all the classes. Appointments with editors, agents, and authors can be made once your arrive. 

Click on Location & Lodging for needed info and call the Y at 970-586-3341 ext 1349 to check for availability. Lodging includes meals from dinner the day of your arrival, and by staying on campus you do not need to pay the daily $15 YMCA fee for non-members (unless, of course, you are a YMCA member :) ).

Wednesday Early Bird Workshops: I am especially excited about this year’s early bird workshops that begin at 1:00 pm. I hope to attend the 2-½ hour “Afternoon with Scrivener” as well as the 4:15 – 5:45 “Self-publishing with Scrivener.” I’ve heard so many positive things about Scrivener, but I need help to learn how to use it. If you don’t presently own it (it’s only around $50), you can download a trial version for 30 days. We’ve got 16 other Wednesday early bird workshops. They are a real bargain at only $25 for one, $40 for two, and $55 for three. (The 2-½ hour “Afternoon with Scrivener” is $40.) 

When you arrive at the YMCA: If you’re a commuter, go to the registration desk in the west lobby of the Ruesch Auditorium. If you're staying on campus, go to the Administration Building to pick up your room key and meal passes but not until after 3:00 pm. The Administration Building is the first building on your left with a large porch and a flagpole in front of the building. Go upstairs to check-in. After you check-in and get settled in your room, go to the registration desk in the Ruesch Auditorium (the largest building on your left just past the administration building with a wraparound porch) to register and receive your name tag and info packet.

Bring comfortable shoes and clothes you can wear in layers. Although we’re anticipating springtime weather (average high 61; average low 34), it may drop to freezing in the evenings. Jeans are fine (essential if you’re planning to go on the Saturday evening hayride). The atmosphere will be informal and relaxed. We’re here to learn from one another and to seek the Lord in a retreat setting.

Bring a water bottle if you are not from a high (8,010 feet) altitude and dry climate. (We will have stainless steel water bottles with the Write His Answer logo available for a donation to our scholarship fund.) You may want to bring a swimming suit. 

Have questions? Need to talk to someone? Call our registrar, Cindy Watkins, at 704-763-1212.

Register online to save the additional $15 walk-in fee. Or when you arrive give Cindy a good reason for why you’ve waited until the last minute and the walk-in fee is likely to be waived.

Welcome from CCWC's Director
Marlene Bagnull, Litt.D.

The May 13 - 16, 2015 CCWC, my 19th year directing, will feature a faculty of 56 authors, editors, and agents. Choose from 18 early bird workshops on Wednesday, 8 continuing sessions,and 42 workshops or 4 hands-on clinics! We will again offer 4 (yes, FOUR) one-on-one 15-minute appointments with the faculty of your choice for those who attend the entire conference with a bonus FIFTH appointment for the first 75 registrants.

But CCWC 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.

CCWC 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 CCWC 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." I'm praying you will accept His assignment and make plans now to join us on the mountain at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park for our May 13-16, 2015, conference.

CDs from 2014 conference available. Click here for order form.

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New writers should absolutely go to writers conferences.
The best two are Mount Hermon
and the Colorado Christian Writers Conference.

Lee Hough
 Former Literary Agent, Alive Communications
Now with the Lord


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