What is LIT Masterclass?

LIT Masterclass, hosted by West Coast Christian Writers, is a ONE-DAY MASTERCLASS for intermediate-to-advanced writers.

LIT is the 2018 writers conference for West Coast Christian Writers. It’s meant to be a smaller, more intimate and personal event to help writers grow. In 2019, West Coast Christian Writers will again host a larger two-day conference open to writers of all levels, from beginning writers and up. We’ll alternate the two conferences every year.

LIT is still friendly, informative, and inspiring, but with more personal attention, and more advanced and in-depth instruction. You’ll start with a group of about 50 writers, then break into fiction and nonfiction, then break again into small groups with a seasoned coach. You’ll leave LIT with a solid, practical, doable, customized plan and new writing friends.

LIT is designed to prepare you for your own unique writing future. LIT is a powerful next step for you as a writer in learning the craft of writing, the art of marketing, and the future of publishing!

LIT Masterclass will give you the inspiration, equipping, and next steps in your writing journey, along with a stronger sense of being a part of the writing community. You will leave LIT with authentic connections.

Should I attend LIT Masterclass 2018?

Am I experienced enough to go to LIT? If you’ve been to a writing conference or workshop before, or if you have writing experience, then you’re qualified for LIT.

LIT Masterclass 2018 Schedule

Saturday, February 17, 2018

8 a.m.

  • Doors open for registration/check-in
  • Bookstore
  • Vendors
  • Coffee & muffins

9-9:45 a.m.

General Session #1: The Craft of Writing

  • Welcome, announcements
  • Keynote: Wendy Lawton

10-10:45 a.m.

Break into Fiction and Non-Fiction for Small Group Instruction on The Craft of Writing

  • Fiction Group Instructor: John Olson
  • Non-Fiction Group Instructor: Susy Flory

10:45-10:55 a.m.

Coffee Break & Networking

10:55-11:40 a.m.

Break into Groups of 8 for Workshop Time with Coaches

Fiction Coaches:

  • John Olson
  • Sarah Sundin
  • Suzanne Woods Fisher

Non-Fiction Coaches:

  • Debbie Alsdorf
  • Bill Giovanetti
  • Cheri Gregory

11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m.

Lunch

1-1:45 p.m.

General Session #2: The Art of Marketing

  • Keynote: Kathi Lipp

2-2:45 p.m.

Break into Fiction and Non-Fiction for Small Group Instruction on The Art of Marketing

  • Fiction Group Instructor: Laura Christianson
  • Non-Fiction Group Instructor: Wendy Lawton

2:45-2:55 p.m.

Coffee Break & Networking

2:55-3:40 p.m.

Break into Groups of 8 for Workshop Time with Coaches

Fiction Coaches:

  • John Olson
  • Sarah Sundin
  • Suzanne Woods Fisher

Non-Fiction Coaches:

  • Debbie Alsdorf
  • Bill Giovanetti
  • Cheri Gregory

3:45-4:45 p.m.

General Session #3: The Future (Panel of Experts)

5 p.m.

LIT Masterclass concludes

“The event ran like a clock, was so professional, and had information and encouragement and a great spirit for everyone.”

-Shelley Bates