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Cast Your Net
February 25 – 27, 2021 – Online
West Coast Christian Writers Mega-Conference 2021 will cast a vision of hope for the future, and challenge you to cast your net into the deep in obedience to Christ, in order to fulfill the mission he has given you as you learn and grow in patience, endurance, and teamwork.
Plans for our 2021 West Coast Christian Writers Conference are underway! We are planning an exciting event filled with incredible keynote addresses, workshops, mentoring circles, and more. As always, our faculty will include some of the premier agents, editors, marketing and business experts, and authors from the Christian publishing industry.
To ensure the well-being of our participants, our 2021 conference will be a virtual event.
THE DEEP AWAITS YOU
He said, “Throw the net off the right side of the boat and see what happens.”
They did what he said. All of a sudden there were so many fish in it, they weren’t strong enough to pull it in.”
(John 21:6 MSG)
We’re thrilled to have authors Vivian Mabuni and Marlena Graves as our keynote speakers!
Vivian Mabuni is a national speaker and author, Bible teacher and podcast host. Her writing has appeared in Christianity Today, SheReadsTruth, Our Daily Bread, and Propel Sophia. She has been a keynote speaker at conferences, universities and churches across the country including IF:Gathering, QCommons, and Biola University. With 31 years serving on staff with Cru, Viv is currently working on her MA in Bible Exposition at Talbot Theological Seminary. She loves teaching about the Bible and practical application to ministry and life. Author of Warrior In Pink and Open Hands, Willing Heart, and host of the podcast “Someday Is Here,” Viv loves drinking coffee with her husband of 29 years, Darrin, and marveling at their three young adult kids. Connect with her on Instagram/Twitter@vivmabuni or on her website www.vivianmabuni.com
Marlena Graves is a writer, student, and adjunct professor. She worked at the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) with migrant farm workers and urban youth, in non-profits, and in pastoral associate roles. Marlena holds an MDiv from Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York, and is a graduate of the Renovaré Institute. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in American Cultural Studies at Bowling Green State University. She has been a bylined writer for Christianity Today, (in)courage, womenleaders.com, Our Daily Bread, and numerous other venues. She is the author of The Way Up Is Down: Becoming Yourself by Forgetting Yourself (IVP) and the upcoming Enneagram 9 Daily Readings (IVP, 2021). She is also the author of A Beautiful Disaster: Finding Hope in the Midst of Brokenness (Brazos Press, 2014), and Who’s My Neighbor (The Discovery Series). She lives with her husband and three daughters in Toledo, Ohio.
NOTE: Marlena’s keynote talk will be available in both English and Spanish!
Featured Faculty and Workshops
We offer over fifty workshops covering a wide range of topics, each taught by an expert in the industry. These will be presented by recorded video that you can watch during the conference (February 26 & 27) and for six weeks afterward (through April 10, 2021).
Bestselling Author, Speaker, Podcaster
Secrets of Masterful Storytelling
Sharon Norris Elliot
Award Winning Author and Speaker
The Ten P’s to Your Writing and Speaking Success
New York Times Bestselling Author
Keep ‘Em Reading Past Bedtime
Award Winning Screenwriter
Act 1: Screenwriting Basics/Screenwriting
West Coast Christian Writers is all about community!
We’re planning fun interactive events via Zoom and our private conference Facebook Group, because we want you to meet other writers on the journey.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION RATES
Catch of the Week Special: $129! (Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2020) Lowest rate!
General Registration: $179 (December 5 – February 24, 2021)
Your registration pass includes all keynote addresses and workshops, plus access to our private WCCW Conference Facebook Group and fun interactive Zoom events.
Additional charges for coaching circles and appointments (see below).
We want to provide you with every opportunity to make your conference experience excellent! To that end, for an additional fee, we’re offering the following options:
Flash Sale (11/30 – 12/04): $99 Lowest Rate!
General Registration (12/5 – 2/24): $149
On February 25, a pre-conference day, we’ll offer Circles. These small groups (max 8 people) will meet live online all day with a faculty member for intensive, interactive instruction in a specific topic.
COACHING & CRITIQUE APPOINTMENTS
Individual Sessions: $40
Would you like feedback on your writing from a published author? You’ll have the opportunity to submit a writing sample in advance. A faculty member will meet with you online or by phone for thirty minutes to give you feedback and discuss next steps for you and your writing.
Group Session: $25
How would you like to meet with a published author in a no-pressure environment? Round Tables are a unique perk to WCCW. You can meet online in a small group (max 8 people) with an industry professional to ask questions or brainstorm. Round Tables will be conducted live online at 1:00 p.m. on February 26 and 27 for one hour each.
AGENT & EDITOR PITCHES
Individual Sessions: $40
The opportunity to connect with agents is an important part of our WCCW Conference. Our faculty includes some of the top editors and literary agents in the industry. You will have the opportunity to make fifteen-minute individual appointments with an editor or agent (conducted by phone or online).
February 25-27, 2021
“By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.” (Philippians 3:12-14 MSG)