If you register online, a link to your Appointment Request form is included in the acknowledgment letter you will receive when you hit "Submit." If you register via the USPS and have provided an e-mail address, your registration will be acknowledged via an email that will include a link to the Appointment Request form that you need to complete and submit online.
Please note - The Appointment Request form will not be available until the editorial needs are posted along with the faculty bios. If you register before this happens, I will send an email when the form can be accessed.
Appointments will be booked in the order you register, not in the order we receive them as long as you submit your request by April 15. After April 15 appointment requests will be booked in the order they are received. All requests must be sent by April 30 using the online form.
No! You will still receive the number of appointments you are entitled to - four if you register for Thursday-Saturday (five if you're among the first 75 to register); three appointments if you register for two days; two appointments if you register for one day.
The number of appointment requests that Barb Haley receives and last-minute changes makes it impossible to provide this info pre-conference. You need to be prepared to meet with any of the faculty you listed on your appointment request form. When you arrive at the conference, you will receive a form that tells you who you are scheduled to meet and when. Remember, the earlier you register the better opportunity you will have to get all of your top picks.
I'm sorry, but there is no time slot we can devote just to appointments and still offer the number of workshops that we do. If I were to eliminate a workshop time slot, I'd need to also eliminate faculty since most want to teach and it's hard to find enough workshops to go around. Remember, the conference is recorded and faculty understand if you slip in and out of their workshop(s).
I could not have as many faculty if we took longer breaks. Again, they want to teach, and there would not be enough workshops to go around. But I encourage conferees to take needed breaks and, of course, to give priority to getting alone with the Lord. Again, the conference is recorded. You need to set the pace you're most comfortable with. Let Father lead you.
Do you know someone who exemplifies what it means to commit his or her writing to the Lord, to strive for excellence, to work hard, and to persevere? Nominations for our Writer of the Year Award should be sent to CCWC, 951 Anders Road, Lansdale, PA 19446 postmarked no later than May 10.
former GPCWC Writer of the Year (left)
with Marlene Bagnull, Conference Director
Who may enter the writing contest?
More than a contest, this is an opportunity to prayerfully consider our conference theme, "Write His Answer." In 500-800 words or a 12-30 line poem, share how God is speaking to you. Poetry and prose by published and not-yet-published writers will be judged separately. Only registered conferees may enter. The $10 entry fee (for each submission) may be sent when you register or with your entry.
We tell the judges to consider the theme of the conference - Write His Answer - when they are reading the entries. So they tend to set aside those that say nothing about the writing life and/or how the author is writing His answer.
In submitting your entry you are offering the conference one-time rights to publish your entry in a future devotional book (no date yet determined). Contributors will receive one free copy of the book when it is published and a discount on purchasing additional copies. Profits will go to the scholarship fund. You may submit your manuscript elsewhere (before or after the conference) as long as you do not sell all rights.
Email your entry or entries as an attachment in an email to Debbie Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line put “CCWC Contest.” Do not put your name and address on your manuscript, but include it in your cover email. Note on your manuscript whether you are published or not-yet-published. Deadline for submission is May 13.
The first place winner in each of the four categories will receive 50% off his/her May 13-16, 2020, conference registration fee.
Yes! A 20% consignment fee will be charged on books sold. The price must be clearly marked on each book and the consignment form completed. To save time when you arrive, you can download the consignment form now and bring it with you.
Add to your professional library from the broad selection of books on all aspects of writing and publishing. We'll also have books authored by our faculty that you may want to get autographed to bring home to loved ones. Think birthdays and Christmas! All major credit cards are accepted.
Spouses who are not writers are welcome to attend all the keynotes free-of-charge and to join you for meals in the dining hall. They may pay for their meals in the dining hall or you may order them when you register. Remember, meals are included with lodging in Alpen Inn or Longs Peak.
The YMCA does have handicap-accessible rooms available for lodging, and all of the classrooms are handicap-accessible. On the conference registration form, please check the box beside: "I’m in a wheelchair or have other special needs."
Based on this information, I try and schedule the workshops the conferee is interested in taking in the main building. I also try to keep their workshops each morning and afternoon in the same area. It’s not always possible, and sometimes I need to ask for second choices.
Both Longs Peak (equipped with elevators) and Alpen Inn have handicap-accessible rooms. Alpen Inn is a bit closer to the Ruesch Auditorium, our conference hub where all the panels and general sessions are held and the appointments take place. This is also where registration takes place and where you'll find our book tables and free lit. Four classrooms are also used in The Ruesch.
Most every year we’ve had at least one person in a wheelchair and some people who can’t walk far – especially with the altitude. We are glad to find someone to drive them when they let us know of their need.