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Dear conferee –
I believe God has called you to this year’s CCWC. No matter whether you’re a beginning or professional writer or whether you write fiction or nonfiction, I expect God will encourage and equip you to “Write His Answer” in ways that will change lives for eternity!
The most important thing you can do to prepare for this year’s CCWC is to seek Him and His will for your writing. I especially want to encourage you to click here for a Bible study on Habakkuk 2:2, our theme verse. For a one-page printable PDF click here.
Please also click on the links to the following items to aid you in your conference preparations:
Wednesday Early Bird Workshops: I am really excited about this year’s early bird workshops that begin at 1:00 pm and include three 2-½ hour in-depth workshops on “Customizing Scrivener,” “Journal to the Self”®, and “Get It Finished via the Lightbox Method” for only $40. Sixteen additional 60- and 90-minute workshops ($25 for one, $40 for two, $55 for three) from “Totally Honest Tax Tips for Writers” to “Search Engine Optimization,” and “Writing from Your Heart” to “Adapt Your Story into a Screenplay” make coming early a wise investment of time and money.
Come early – You are welcome to arrive on Tuesday to avoid rushing on Wednesday and to get acclimated to the altitude. I can’t think of a better way to ease into the conference than to spend Tuesday afternoon and evening and Wednesday morning with the Lord surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains.
Visit the Write His Answer bookstore - To help you prepare, I encourage you to visit my bookstore for writers at http://www.writehisanswer.com/bookstore. Write His Answer is the home and umbrella for the Colorado and Philly conference ministries. Book sales help me cover conference expenses.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. You can reach me by email ([email protected] or [email protected] ) or by phone 484-991-8581. You can also contact my assistant, Margie Vawter, at [email protected] or call or text her at 303-981-1487
Father, thank You for the freedom we have to “write Your answer.” Please help us to make the most of the opportunities You give us. Use this year’s CCWC to draw us all closer to You and to equip us to serve You more effectively. Give us Your vision for our writing ministry and encourage us to believe that You will use us to make a difference through the words we write and the lives we live.
Joyfully serving Christ -
A Few Important Notes about Housing, Travel, Dress . . .
Make your lodging reservation directly with the YMCA as soon as possible. Click here for a form you can print and fax (or mail) to the YMCA. You may also use the form in the conference brochure. Remember that your lodging includes meals beginning with the evening meal the day of your arrival and ending with the noon meal the day of your departure. If you need lunch the day of your arrival and did not order it when you completed your registration, you may purchase it in the dining hall for an additional $1.
If you're arriving by plane, call Estes Park Shuttle (970-586-5151) or visit www.estesparkshuttle.com to make a reservation for the ground shuttle. We suggest that you have them drop you and your luggage at the Ruesch Auditorium. We will then have someone help you with your luggage and check-in. (There is an elevator to the auditorium just outside the dining hall.) If you’re flying with someone, you may want to rent a car rather rather than take the shuttle to save money. If you’re renting a car at DIA, click here for directions that avoid the toll road.
When you arrive at the YMCA: If you’re a commuter, go to the conference registration desk in the Ruesch Auditorium. If you're staying on campus, go to the Administration Building to pick up your room key and meal passes. 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 deck) to register and receive your name tag and info packet. Please note: We will be setting up on Tuesday and Wednesday and will not have your packet available until 3:00 pm on Wednesday.
Wednesday Early Bird Workshops: Four of the classes will be held in the Ruesch classrooms. I’ll post the location of the workshops on the website pre-conference so you can go directly to where your workshop(s) is being held.
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 spring water and 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.
If you have special needs, be sure to let us or the YMCA know how we can assist you.