A Word from CCWC’s Director 
Marlene Bagnull, Litt.D.

I love watching Father work! 

And I am so grateful for the outstanding faculty of 26  editors, 6 agents, 8 other professionals, and 19 authors He has provided for our May 16-19, 2018, conference. If you’re into numbers and looking for lots of opportunities to pitch your work, our 26 editors represent 22 book publishers and 13 print and online publications!  If you attend Thursday through Saturday you get FIVE one-on-one appointments. Come for two days and you get THREE appointments. And if you can only come one day, you still get TWO appointments. And there is no additional charge for these appointments!

Thank You, Father, for providing a great faculty. And thank You that CCWC is about so much more than numbers. It’s about

  • inspiring keynotes that will challenge you to “write His answer”
  • growing your writing and marketing skills through classes taught by gifted professionals
  • receiving valuable feedback on your work from our faculty in free 15-minute appointments and optional 30-minute paid critiques 
  • forming deep friendships with others who share your passion for the Lord and words
  • and most important of all, hearing from the Lord in the magnificent setting of the Rocky Mountains

This is my 22nd year directing the conferfence. Each year I watch in awe as Father meets us on the mountain and draws us closer to Him. I want to encourage you to make plans to join us. Partial scholarships are available for those with financial need. He is able to make a way when it seems there is no way. Trust Him! He has special plans for you and for your writing.

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

Lee Hough
 Former Agent
Alive Communications
Now home with the Lord


Next year’s conference:
May 15-18, 2019

YMCA Estes Park Center

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“If you liked Writers on the Rock Conference you owe it to your writing self to elevate your game and make the drive to Estes Park. This is one of the most respected Christian Writers Conferences in the nation and it's right in our backyard. Marlene Bagnull is a friend of writers and she has put together a top-notch program. “

David Rupert