Faculty Notes 2016

 Important Faculty Info – CCWC 2016

Marlene’s correct cell phone # 267-436-2503

 

Pick-ups at Denver Int’l Airport – I’m still working on finding drivers for everyone. But not to worry. I will be in touch. If any of you can pick up another faculty member at the airport if their arrival fits your schedule, please let me know (if you haven’t already). If you’re renting a car, click here for directions to Estes Park that avoid the toll road.


Arriving on campus  – Click here for campus map                                                                                   

Unless you are teaching a Wednesday afternoon early bird workshop (or want to attend one or more), you do not need to arrive until late afternoon when your room or cabin will be available. The faculty dinner in the Pine Room is not until 5:45 pm.

If you arrive before the 3:00 pm check-in time on Wednesday, you have several options:


Managing your luggage - If you do not have a car and your driver is not available to help, call one of the numbers at the bottom of the page. We will send someone to get you and your luggage and take you to the lodge where you are staying.


Checking in with us - Whenever it is convenient, please come to the east foyer of the Ruesch Auditorium (the largest building on campus just up the sidewalk from the Administration Building with a lovely wrap-around deck on the auditorium level) to pick up your conference packet, name tag, and appointment schedule from the Appointment Desk. We will hopefully have a sign on the door by the time you arrive. (It's the door to the left of the Aspen Dining Room that is below the Ruesch Auditorium.) There is an elevator to take you to the second floor. We'll be assembling the packets on Tuesday so hopefully they will be available by the time you arrive on Wednesday.


Faculty Dinner, Wednesday, 5:45 pm - We’ll gather in the Pine Room (just down the steps and across the walkway from the east lobby of the Ruesch - or you can take the elevator). Yes, I know some of you will be teaching until 5:45, but if the rest of us can already be there when you arrive, it will save time. We need to start eating promptly at 6:00 since our evening session begins at 7:30.


Opening general session, Wednesday, 7:30 pm in the Ruesch Auditorium - I know you'll be tired from traveling, but I also know you'll be  blessed and refreshed.  You may slip out if you’re in danger of nodding off.


Adjusting to the Altitude - The YMCA of the Rockies is located at an elevation of 8,010 feet above sea level. Altitude sickness can affect everyone, no matter what age or level of fitness. Nearly everyone who visits from lower elevations will notice shortness of breath. Some may also experience fatigue, dizziness, headaches, and nausea. I have found that drinking lots of water makes all the difference. The YMCA also recommends that we eat lightly, avoid caffeine, get plenty of rest (right!), and keep exertion to a minimum. We have stainless steel BPA free sports bottles available for a donation to our scholarship fund that is sorely under-funded!


Connecting with the outside world - Cell phones cannot always get a signal at the conference because of the surrounding mountains. Therefore, give your family and office the Y's main number: 970-586-3341 and have them request the operator connect them with your room where they can leave a message. You can also give them x 1164 which rings in the east lobby of the Ruesch Auditorium at the book table and we'll take a message.


Long distance calls may be made from the phone in your room if your cell phone is not working, but please pay for your calls when you check out. The Y operator recommends AT&T phone cards as the most reasonable alternative for long distance calls.


High-speed Internet access is available in both Alpen and Long’s Peak as well as the Administration Building and the Ruesch Auditorium that serves as the conference hub. Should you have a problem connecting, I suggest you contact your carrier for local access numbers in the 970 area code.


WEDNESDAY EARLY BIRD WORKSHOPS - You are welcome to go to workshops no charge (and no need to pre-register). And you can go directly to them to save any extra walks between the Ruesch and Long’s Peak.  Click here to view as a PDF on your phone.

Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

E1 - Prepared to Write His Answer – Margie Vawter (7) – Dodge, Ruesch

E2 - The Genuine Article: From Idea to Acceptance – Marti Pieper (6) – Sweet, Ruesch

E3 – Totally Honest Tax Tips for Writers – Sandy Cathcart (5) – Boulderfield, Long’s Peak

E4 – Building Characters Inside or Out – Chris Richards (6) – Bilheimer, Ruesch


Wednesday, 1:00 – 3:30 pm

E5 - Afternoon with Scrivener - Debbie Allen (7) – Hobbs, Ruesch

E6 – Creating a Nonfiction Book from the Ground Up – Linda Evans Shepherd (16) –Chasm Lake, Long’s Peak

E7 – Journal to the Self – canceled


Wednesday, 2:15 – 3:15

E8 - Ten Things that Separate the Pros from The Amateurs – Nick Harrison (11) – Sweet, Ruesch

E9 – Advanced Dramatization – Dave Lambert (3) – Bilheimer, Ruesch

E10 – Writing Creative Nonfiction for Kids – Sheila Seifert (3) – Keyhole, Long’s Peak

E11 – Getting It Finished via the Lightbox Method – Sandy Cathcart (5) – Boulderfield, Long’s Peak

E12 – Writing from your Heart – Beth Weikel (4) – Dodge, Ruesch

 

3:00 - YMCA check-in to your room
          Conference Appointment Desk open


3:30 – 4:00 - If this is your first time at CCWC, you’re welcome to attend the First-Timer’s Orientation in Diamond West in Longs Peak.
 

Wednesday, 4:15 – 5:45 pm

E13 – Pitching to Agents, Publishers, and TV/Radio Producers – Debbie Hardy (13) – Chasm Lake, Long’s Peak

E14 – Basics for Beginners & Get the Most out of the Conference – Dianne E. Butts (13) – Keyhole, Long’s Peak

E15 – Self-Publishing with scrivener – Debbie Allen (7) – Hobbs, Ruesch

E16 – Search Engine Optimization – canceled

E17 – Nonfiction Book Proposals – Cindy Lambert (14) – Sweet, Ruesch

E18 – Writing Creative Nonfiction – Judy Couchman (9) – Dodge, Ruesch

E19 – Adapt Your Story into a Screenplay – Rowena Kuo (3) – Bilheimer, Ruesch

 

5:45 Faculty / Staff Dinner in Pine Room

 

Head Counts

At 165 less 4 cancelations we’re behind last year by 40 conferees.  As a result, I know many of you will be disappointed by the number in your workshop. 

I am! I’ve been directing CCWC for 20 years (Philly for 33). The spiritual opposition is more intense this year than it’s ever been. I’m continuing to pray for last minute registrants (writers are procrastinators!) and walk-ins. And I’m choosing to keep my eyes on Jesus remembering that He never promised it would be easy to follow Him. He has, however, promised always to be with us. I trust we will all feel His presence on the mountain in powerful ways.

Not everyone has told us what they plan to take, so some of the numbers will increase in addition to faculty that are welcome to attend, even if just for a portion. It really is okay to slip in and out of workshops.

 

Continuing Sessions
Meet five times throughout the conference: a 90-minute session Thursday morning (please save the last 15 minutes for Q & A that will not fit on the 75-minute CD), a 60-minute session Thursday and Friday afternoon, and a 75-minute session Friday morning and Saturday afternoon. Continuing sessions before lunch and dinner are the ONLY time you can go a few minutes longer if needed. Especially at lunch, this may shorten the line in the dining hall. Please do NOT run over in the Saturday afternoon session.

1  From Overwhelmed to Creative Breakthrough – Allen Arnold (32) – Diamond West, Long’s Peak

2 – Indie Publishing Boot Camp – Cheri Cowell (15) – Sweet, Ruesch

3 – Write a Winning Book Proposal – Scoti Domeij (32) – Diamond East, Long’s Peak

4 – Christian Speculative Fiction – Jeff Gerke (15) – Chasm Lake, Ruesch

5 – Addressing the Issues – (12) – Hobbs, Ruesch

TH 10:15-11:45
America at the Crossroads – Stand for Truth - Charles Patricoff

TH 4:45 – 5:45
Answering Christianity’s Critics -Bill Watkins

FR 10:45 – 11:45
Grace, Race & Forgiveness - Patricia Raybon

FR 4:45 – 5:45
Know What You Believe - Steve Hutson
Write His Question - Nathan Williams

SA 2:15 – 3:30
?How Then Should We Live - Charles Patricoff & Michael Gantt

Click here for more info. This continuing session is in Ruesch, Hobbs (off east lobby). I URGE you to slip in to these sessions when you have a break in your schedule.  

6 – Reaching Youth through Fiction – Tim Shoemaker (8) – Bilheimer, Ruesch

7 – Thriving in Today’s Publishing World – Dave Lambert (13) – Dodge, Ruesch

8 – First Chapter Boot Camp (nonfiction) – Andy Scheer (9) – Keyhole, Long’s Peak

 

Workshops

Click here for the grid. Each workshop is 60 minutes. Please help us stay on schedule by not running overtime. Remember, there is another class and instructor waiting to get in your classroom.

 

AV Needs 
Since some of you told me your AV needs in emails rather than on your contract, I want to be certain I’ve not missed anything. Please click here for to make certain you’re on the chart for what you need.


Handouts - We’ve gone green! Handouts are now on the conference website. Margie Vawter has set up a great page to access them.The URL (http://colorado.writehisanswer.com/handouts2016) will only be available to conferees and those who purchase CDs. If you’ve not yet emailed your handouts to Margie (mvawter@writehisanswer.com) she can still add them to the website, however, since most of our conferees don’t live online as we do, they may not see them in time. Therefore, we recommend that you bring copies with you. If your handouts are posted on the conference website but you find a number in your class have not brought them, ask one of them to run to the east foyer and Margie will print the needed copies. We are trying to stress to the conferees that it is their responsibility to download the handouts for the sessions they are attending.)


General Sessions/Keynotes - I want to encourage you to attend these each morning and evening. Not only will you be challenged by the messages you will hear, the time of corporate prayer and worship is important for keeping the conference focused on Christ. These sessions also are the only time during the day when I can make needed announcements although I really try to make as few as possible. You may slip out of the evening sessions if you get too tired, but please come for at least the beginning of the evening sessions.
 

Panels - Every year some faculty are MIA. Agents, please remember that I’d like you to be part of the Book Editors/Agents panel Friday and Saturday morning in the auditorium. The magazine editors pan is in Long’s Peak, Diamond West. 

     Important - I’m substituting an Indie Publishing panel for Writers’ Helps on Friday. If you have indie published or provide services to help authors go Indie, please plan on sitting on this panel from 1:15 – 2:00.

 

Author Interviews & Book Signing - Friday evening 7:30
You’re welcome to participate, but please limit what you share in your “interview” to your latest release to give time for our conferees.


CDs – Speakers are welcome to pick up a free CD of their workshop(s), continuing session, or keynote from Joyco in the west lobby.


Book Tables - Please visit our tables and pick up several books for “show and tell” to recommend to your class.  Book sales help with conference expenses. I guarantee you’ll find some new-to-you titles that I hope you’ll be tempted to purchase. Everything is discounted!


Appointments -You will receive a schedule of your appointments as well as your conference packet and name tag from the Appointment Desk when you arrive. Appointments change throughout the conference, so please periodically check in with Marti or Ava at the Appointments Desk in the east foyer of the Ruesch for updates to your schedule. If you have times that are not yet filled, you do not need to sit in the auditorium waiting to see if someone comes. Just notify the Appointment Desk where you will be. If you choose to attend a workshop during times that you’ve noted you’re available for appointments but presently do not have anyone, we recommend you sit in the back of the classroom so we can come and get you if someone signs up to meet with you during the workshop. (Forgive the long wordy sentence!) For more info on our appointment system, click here.

     Please note - The appointments are very important to the conferees. They leave a workshop or continuing session to meet with you, so please do not disappoint them by missing a scheduled appointment. If you need to change an appointment time, see someone at the Appointment Desk and give them enough time to notify the conferee of the change.

     And please remember to "sandwich" constructive criticism between something positive or encouraging. Be careful though not to give false encouragement. Father, please give us much wisdom to know how You would have us respond to the writers we meet with. And please help them to hear what we're saying - not what they want to hear. Give them teachable spirits and give us sensitive hearts.

     An important note to editors and agents - We are all pressed for time, but if you take a manuscript with you or request that it be sent to you, please try your best to get a response to the conferee in at least three months. If your policy is that no answer within three months means you're not interested, please make that clear.


Writers’ Helps - If you have a resource for writers or offer a service to writers, I’ll try to give you a minute or two to share in a general session. Please job my memory and sit down front.


Expense Form – Will be in your packet. Please fill out completely rather than depend on me to remember what you’ve taught or need to be reimbursed for. And please include your address. Because of the need to get on top of work for the August 3-6 Philly conference, I probably won’t begin writing checks for a week or two after I get home May 18. If you need your check expedited, please note this on your form.


What to Wear - 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. And it could snow! Jeans are fine - really! And men - please NO suits or ties! We’re here to learn from one another and to seek the Lord in a retreat setting.

If you’ve read this far, thank you and God bless you! The rest of the info after the Timeline Chart below you should have already seen or it’s been repeated above. Be sure to also read the first several pages of your packet and to study each day’s schedule. (I’m going to make the packet including the daily schedules available online as well as printed. You’ll find it, when it’s posted, at http://colorado.writehisanswer.com/packet.) Any questions or needs, we’re here to facilitate your ministry so don’t hesitate to ask.

Father, thank You for the life-changing ways I KNOW You will meet us on the mountain!


How to reach us:

Call me at 484-991-8581 through Sunday evening, May 8.
Remember if calling or faxing that I live on the east coast
and we’re two hours later than Colorado!

My cell (Monday morning, May 9, through May 17) - 267-436-2503
Other times my cell is not turned on.
(My smart phone still makes me feel dumb,
but my new iPhone is more user friendly than my old Samsung.
I even – reluctantly – text when necessary!)


Margie Vawter (my assistant) - 303-981-1487

Barb Haley (registrar, appointments coordinator, bookstore manager)
haleybarb@yahoo.com
Any questions for Barb should be emailed to her prior to the conference.
Once CCWC begins Marti and Ava are the ladies to see at our appointment desk.
They will have the latest schedules, freeing Barb to run the book table.


Marti Pieper (co-captain Appointment Desk) – 352-409-3136
(Marti’s husband, Tom, is available for rides on campus if needed.) 
 

Ava Pennington (co-captain Appointment Desk) - 772-349-8599
Ava is not arriving until Thursday afternoon.
The last session of the weekly Bible study she leads for several hundred women is Wednesday.

 

On Campus Transportation & Errands
Tom Pieper  352-435-5586
Eric Sprinkle  719-322-6922


YMCA East Lobby (where we’ll be most of the time from Monday around 3:30 pm) - 970-586-3341 x 1164

Father, thank You again for all You’re doing and will do.

 

Important Faculty Info – please read

 

CONTENTS:

Pre Conference Timeline

Travel Details

YMCA Estes Park Center Campus

Arrival Information

Lodging

Contract Details

Keynotes

Continuing Sessions, Workshops, and Panels

One-on-Ones with Conferees

Conference Book Table

Before Leaving the Conference

How to Reach Us

 

 

Pre-Conference Timeline

Due

Task

Done

ASAP

Return Editorial Needs, Expertise, Paid Critiques form to Barb Haley at haleybarb@yahoo.com.

March 1

Signed Contract returned to Marlene. You can send via the USPS; fax to 484-991-8581 (no later than 10pm EST please); or scan, save as a PDF or JPEG, and email.

March 1

Appointment Availability form returned to Barb Haley at haleybarb@yahoo.com (or fax or mail to Marlene).

March 1

If you prefer to stay in a cabin with your family, make your reservation with the YMCA. (Recommend you do this ASAP.) If CCWC is covering your lodging, we will pay $78 a night toward the cost of renting a cabin.

March 28

Return Book Order/Consignment/Donation form to Marlene including titles you will recommend to your class.

March 28

Flight booked to Denver and itinerary sent to Marlene. Please carefully read the info below on arrival/departure times.

March 28

Email handouts to mvawter@writehisanswer.com. NOTE: We’ve gone GREEN and will post the handouts on the conference website rather than printing copies.

April 26

Mail free-lit, give-away books, and product for sale on our conference book table to the YMCA Estes Park Center, Conference Center Office, ATTN: Writers Conference, 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park, CO  80511-2550. Click here for consignment form. We need to receive by Friday May 6.

April 26

Expect to receive mss for your paid critiques (if any).

May 6

Expect to receive an approximate count of the number in your workshop.

May 6

If you’re flying and need a ride from the airport, you should hear from your driver today.

May 11

You are welcome to attend one or more Wednesday afternoon Early Bird Workshops. Rooms will be available at the YMCA at 3:00. Faculty dinner in the Pine Room at 5:45


Click here to view and print a PDF of this info.

 

Travel Details

 

YMCA Estes Park Center Campus


Campus map – click here.

Administration Building
There is a flag in front of the building and a porch around the front. There is a side entrance with no stairs. You will pick up your room key at the front desk. There is also a snack bar, lounge area, and gift shop here.

Ruesch Auditorium
This is the largest building on campus—just up the sidewalk from the Administration Building with a wrap-around-deck on the auditorium level. There is an elevator available through the door left of the Aspen Dining Hall.

                             —East Foyer is nearest the Administration Building.

                             —West Foyer is nearest the lodging in Alpen or Longs Peak.

Aspen Dining Hall
This is located beneath the Ruesch Auditorium. Unlike other conferences, we are not able to reserve tables because there are other groups on campus.

Pine Room
Located across the walkway from the east foyer of the Ruesch, the faculty and staff will have dinner here Wednesday night.

 

Arrival Information

 

What to Pack
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. And it could snow! Jeans are fine - really! And men - please NO suits or ties! We’re here to learn from one another and to seek the Lord in a retreat setting.

When You Arrive
If you arrive before the 3:00pm Wednesday check-in time, you have several options:

   1. Relax in Administration Building with café,comfortable seating, and Wi-Fi.

   2. Join us in the Ruesch to help with set-up.

   3. Eat lunch in Aspen Dining Hall. Request that your name be added to the conference list at the register. Or pay for lunch and I will reimburse you when I send your honorarium after the conference.

   4. Attend early bird workshops at no charge.

If you arrive after 3:00pm, pick up your room key and meal ticket at the desk in the main lobby of the Administration Building.

Managing Your Luggage
If you do not have a car to get your luggage from the Administration Building to your room, call one of the numbers on the last page, and we will send help.

Checking In
At your convenience, pick up your conference packet, nametag, and appointment schedule from the Appointment Desk located in the east foyer of the Ruesch.

Adjusting to the Altitude
The YMCA of the Rockies is located at an elevation of 8,010 feet above sea level. Altitude sickness can affect everyone, no matter what age or level of fitness.

Nearly everyone who visits from lower elevations will notice shortness of breath. Some may also experience fatigue, dizziness, headaches, and nausea. I have found that DRINKING LOTS OF WATER makes all the difference. The YMCA also recommends that we eat lightly, avoid caffeine, get plenty of rest (right!), and keep exertion to a minimum. We have bottles of water available for a donation to our scholarship fund.

Liz Furman is bringing Kangen Water – the most powerful water in existence! We encourage you to try it; your body will like it! The antioxidant potential of a single glass of Kangen water would cost several dollars to duplicate with vitamin supplements, and they would never be absorbed by our body the way water is.

Stainless steel, BPA free sports bottles with the Write His Answer logo will be available for a donation to CCWC’s sorely in need of donations scholarship fund.

Connecting with the Outside World
Cell phones cannot always get a signal at the conference because of the surrounding mountains. Therefore, give your family and office the Y’s main number: 970-586-3341 and have them request the operator connect them with your room where they can leave a message. You can also give them x1164 (book table) and we’ll take a message.

Long distance calls may be made from the phone in your room if your cell phone is not working, but please pay for your calls when you check out. The Y operator recommends AT&T phone cards as the most reasonable alternative for long distance calls.

Wi-Fi is available in both Alpen and Longs Peak as well as the Administration Building and the Ruesch Auditorium that serves as the conference hub.

Faculty Dinner
Please go to the Pine Room by 5:45. We will begin promptly at 6:00pm as our evening service begins at 7:30pm. If you teach until 5:45, just come as soon as you can. No problem. We won’t eat all the food! 

 

Lodging

 

Longs Peak & Alpen Inn
CCWC houses faculty two to a room in Longs Peak or Alpen Inn. (Mt. Ypsilon, my home away from home, is now reserved for YMCA staff.) Alpen is closer to the Ruesch Auditorium where all the general sessions, appointments, and 4 of the workshops are held. Longs Peak is a newer lodge and has elevators. Half of the workshops will be held there. If you plan on walking between the lodge and the Ruesch, there are stairs on the walk to Longs Peak. The walk between Longs Peak and the Ruesch is not long or as steep as the hills at Mt. Hermon, but remember the YMCA is at 8010 feet above sea level!

Roommates
Please note your roommate preference (it helps if you give me a couple of choices) on your contract or I will choose for you. If you prefer a single, you may upgrade at your expense for $42 a night. Rooms in both lodges are large, comfortable, and have a private bath. Longs Peak has two queen beds and one floor futon; Alpen has two queen beds and a sofa bed. 


Bringing Family
Because meals are included with lodging, the Y charges for each person in the room. The cost to bring your spouse is $78 a night. Children, ages 6-12, are $20 a night. Your family is welcome to attend all or part of the conference at no charge. If you have a teen 12-18, he or she is welcome to come to Saturday’s Teens Write again at no charge. To avoid confusion and possible double-booking, let me know on your contract if you are bringing family so I can book the room. You can pay the YMCA for your family’s portion of the bill when you arrive.

Cabins
Should you choose to rent a cabin, contact the YMCA as soon as possible. CCWC will cover $78 a night of the cost of a cabin. Meals are NOT included with cabin rental and are at your own expense. When reserving a cabin, please let the Y know that you are with the writers’ conference. Info on cabin rentals is on the YMCA website – http://ymcarockies.org

Extended Stay
You’re welcome to arrive before Wednesday and stay beyond the 10:00 am Sunday check-out at your own expense. Fly-ins typically stay over Saturday night at CCWC’s expense. Drive-in’s within several hours of home typically leave at the end of the conference Saturday at 5:30 although you’re welcome to stay Saturday night at your expense. Be sure to note your plans on your contract.

Meals
The Aspen Dining Hall is below the Ruesch Auditorium. The meal ticket you’ll receive from the YMCA (if you’re staying in a lodge) begins with dinner the day of your arrival and goes through noon the day of your departure. If you arrive in time for lunch, please give your name and the conference name to the person at the register in the dining hall. Depending who is on duty, that may get you in. smiley If not, you’ll need to pay for your meal, but put the cost on your expense voucher and I’ll reimburse you. Lunch is served from 11:30 to 1:00 pm; dinner from 5:00 to 7:00 pm; and breakfast from 7:00 to 9:00 am. Because other groups are using the Y, we are unable to reserve tables. The Aspen Dining Hall has been enlarged and renovated. The Y has also added more serving lines.

Recreational Opportunities

 

Contract Details

 

I’m working to get the contracts in the mail by mid-February.
Please complete the return no later than March 1 – sooner if possible.
See below for more info about items on the contract.

Important: If anything on contract differs from what you understood,
please let me know.

Contact Info

Please fill in all of this info even though, obviously, I already have it. It makes working from a briefcase at the conference much easier.

FYI we no longer print a roster because of serious abuse one year. (We had a conferee who felt she was being stalked by another conferee!) Be assured that your info will not be shared with conferees without your permission.

Our Appointments Coordinator, Barb Haley, and the co-captains of our Appointment Desk, Ava Pennington and Marti Pieper, have requested your cell phone number so they can reach you during the conference if there is a change in your schedule. We will, of course, also give your cell phone number to your driver if you're being picked up at the airport.

Your Conference Role(s)

What you’ll be doing/teaching is noted between the thick bold lines on your contract. More info about the continuing sessions, workshops, panels, paid critiques, and one-on-ones is below. Please keep reading!

Handouts – We’ve gone GREEN! Conferees really appreciate handouts. Email your handouts to Margie at mvawter@writehisanswer.com by March 28. She will post them to the website at http://colorado.writehisanswer.com/handouts2016 . Only conferees, faculty, and people purchasing CDs post conference will be given the URL.

Special Needs

 Power Point is available in the auditorium for keynotes and the Ruesch classrooms at no additional charge to the conference. Since only half of the classrooms are in the Ruesch and it costs to rent projectors for the Longs Peak classrooms, it is important I know your needs.

If you are bringing your own projector and are willing to share it when you are not using it, please let me know.

Classrooms in the Ruesch have whiteboards. Classrooms in Longs Peak do not, but I can pay a daily rental fee if flip charts are needed. Again, please let me know what you need!

 The Y serves a wide variety of food cafeteria style and labels gluten free choices. If you have special dietary needs, please let me know. The Y is very accommodating.

 If steps will be a challenge in the 8,010 feet altitude, please check this box.

If you need a ride or anything else, just ask. The staff is here to facilitate your ministry.

Permission to Record

CDs of keynotes and general sessions, continuing sessions, workshops, and panels will be reproduced on site by Joyco and sold to conferees.

CDs will carry a copyright notice in your name and will be professionally produced. If there is any reason why you do not want to be recorded, please let me know ASAP.

You will receive one free CD of each session or workshop you teach, to be picked up at the conference.

In order to expand the conference’s ministry and recoup the cost of recording, CCWC and Joyco reserve the right to make and sell CDs of your session(s) and workshop(s) after the conference. All other rights belong to you.

 

Keynotes


Please view as a PRIORITY!

Come ready to focus on the Lord and hear from Him through our keynote speakers.


Issues Writing that Matters – Bill Watkins (WE 7:30 pm)

Writing Light Into Darkness – Peter Lundell (TH 8:30 am)

Be Prepared – Living & Writing His Answer in the Last Days – J. B. Hixson Ph.D. (TH 7:30 pm)

In a Beginning – Allen Arnold  (FR 8:30 am)

Fulfilling the Vision – Sandy Cathcart (FR 7:30 pm)
Moving Our Mountains with Prayer – Patricia Raybon (FR 8:00 pm)

The Cross Is the Main Thing – Michael Gantt (SA 8:30 am)

Live and Write Dangerously – David Rupert (SA 4:30 pm)

Located in Ruesch Auditorium.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: This is the only venue I have to speak to everyone at once. Attendance is much appreciated.

You may slip out of the evening sessions if you get too tired, but please come for at least the beginning of the evening sessions.

 

Continuing Sessions, Workshops, and Panels

 

You are here not just to give but also to receive. Father, please see to it that every faculty member is blessed spiritually and professionally. If you have appointment times that are not filled, you do not need to sit in the auditorium in case someone comes. Instead, please feel free to slip into a workshop or continuing session. Let Ava Pennington or Marti Pieper at the Appointment Desk in the East Lobby of the Ruesch know where you will be, and they will call you if you are needed. The same as the conferees, you can slip in and out of sessions.

Wednesday Early Bird Workshops
Feel free to attend at no charge.

If you’re new to CCWC, you may want to attend the First Timer’s Orientation from 3:30-4:00.

Workshops: Thursday -  Saturday
These last 60 minutes. Please repeat any questions for listeners in CD land.

Please be considerate. End on time and clear the classroom for the next instructor.

Continuing Sessions

These meet five times throughout the conference.

TH: 10:15-11:45 and 4:45-5:45
FR: 10:45-11:45 and 4:45-5:45
SA: 2:15-3:30

Please use last 15 min for Q&A on longer sessions. CD’s only last 75 minutes.

 


Panels
TH 1:15 – 2:00           When You Don’t Have a Platform – Moderator Nick Harrison

FR 9:45 – 10:30          Book Editors / Agents Panel
   
                                 Magazine Editors Panel

                                GROUND RULES: Conferees are NOT to ask questions about their specific projects.

                                     Each Editor/Editor Rep/Agent will introduce himself and his house. Editorial needs are on the website, so you only need to share any “late-breaking” news.

FR 1:15-2:00               Ask the Agents
                                     
Writers’ Helps – You are welcome to join this panel if you have a service or resource for writers. Please note this on your contract.

SA 9:45 – 10:30          Book Editors / Agents Panel
                                     
Magazine Editors Panel
 

 

One-on-Ones with Conferees

 

Your Appointment Schedule

One-on-Ones

For more information about how our appointment system works, click on Appointments


?Paid Critiques 

 

One-on-Ones

For more information about how our appointment system works, click on Appointments.

An important note to editors and agents
We are all pressed for time, but if you take a manuscript with you or request that it be sent to you, please try your best to get a response to the conferee in at least three months. If your policy is that no answer within three months means you’re not interested, please make that clear to the conferee at the conference.

Father, please give us all much wisdom to know how You would have us respond to the conferees we meet with.
And please help them to hear what we’re saying; not what they want to hear. Give them teachable spirits and give us sensitive hearts.

 

Conference Book Table

 

?You are welcome to consign books, CDs, and other special products for sale at our book table. We charge a 20% consignment fee on items sold.

If you are shipping, click here for a consignment form. Use this form to let me know by March 28 if you are shipping or bringing your product.

Ship product by April 26 to arrive by May 6 to:
YMCA Estes Park Center
Conference Center Office
ATTN: Writers Conference Books
2515 Tunnel Road
Estes Park, CO 80511-2550

All items need to be priced—individually. You may list your titles, quantity, and price on this form or include your own form in the box. If you are bringing your product with you, it will save time at check-in if you have the consignment form completed. Please do not offer buy 1 get 1 free or half price. That makes it difficult to track what we owe you.

How many books should you bring or ship? While we sell a huge number of books, there is no way of knowing how many copies of specific titles will sell. Typically the biggest sellers are writing how-to books and books by our keynoters and continuing session speakers.

Give-aways – We're delighted to have books you've authored or your house has published as give-aways. If shipping (to the above address), please clearly note titles that are for give-away.

We are glad to obtain your books directly from your publisher and apply the sales profit to conference expenses if you prefer. (Thank you!) Please include titles and publishers on the Book Consignment/Order/Donation form. Give-aways – We're delighted to have books you've authored or your house has published as give-aways. If shipping (to the above address), please clearly note titles that are for give-away.

Please help us make this year’s book table the best yet by including a list of titles you will recommend to your class. Book sales not only help us meet our budget, they provide continued learning after the conference.

Show & Tell - Please visit our tables and pick up several books for “show-and-tell” to recommend to your class. I guarantee you’ll find some new-to-you titles that I hope you’ll be tempted to purchase. Everything is discounted!

Free Lit - Our conferees appreciate free copies of your magazine or book catalog as well as your guidelines for writers and list of upcoming themes, if any. We are unable to make copies. If you have flyers for resources for writers or info about a ministry you are a part of that you'd like to add to the free lit table, we'd be glad to have it.

Author interviews and book signing Friday evening You are welcome to participate, but please limit what you share in your “interview” to your latest release to give time for our conferees.

?Expense Form
This form will be in your packet.  Please fill it out completely rather than depend on me to remember what you’ve taught or need reimbursed. And please include your address. If you earn more than $600 (either at CCWC or combined with GPCWC if you’re also teaching there), you must include your Social Security number. I probably won’t begin writing checks for a week or two after I get home on May 18. if you need your check expedited, please note this on your form. 

Evaluation Form 
Please take a few minutes to complete this or email your comments to me after you get home. But don’t wait until the conference is a distant memory! Your feedback is needed and appreciated.

Unconsigning Books
Pick up your consignment form from the Book Table. Collect your unsold books. Enter pertinent information on consignment form. Sign it and return it to the Book Table. (This process is sometimes done at the Appointment Desk.) If needed, we will ship your books home and deduct the cost from your payment.

CD(s) of Your Workshop or Continuing Session
Please pick up your free CD(s) before you leave.

 

How to Reach Us


Marlene   484-991-8581 (home)
267-436-2503  (cell) – correct number!

Note: Please use my home phone pre- and post-conference.
mbagnull@aol.com

Marlene’s Assistant
Margie Vawter   303-981-1487
mvawter@writehisanswer.com

Bookstore Manager / Registrar / Appointment Coordinator
bhaley@writehisanswer.com

Appointment Desk Co-Captains
Ava Pennington  772-349-8599
Marti Pieper  352-409-3136

On Campus Transportation
Tom Pieper  352-435-5586
Eric Sprinkle  719-322-6922

Conference Office, East Lobby Ruesch Auditorium
(beginning Monday around 4:00 pm)
970-586-3341 x 1164