Annual Writers’ Conference Expected to be a Sellout

A stellar faculty of successful Canadian and American writers will come together to equip Canadian Christians as they seek to give written and dramatic expression to their calling.

TORONTO – Canada’s largest Christian conference for writers, editors, and speakers— Write! Canada—will take place in Guelph, Ontario, from June 13 to 15, 2013. The long-running conference has proven both popular and beneficial to the hundreds who have attended, and this year will be no exception.

Writers, editors, actors, singers, and poets of all skill levels come together for three days of intensive training, inspiration, and connecting with other like-minded people, as well as agents and publishers. Many a Canadian writer can attest to the significance of this annual conference in launching him or her on a successful writing career.

Author Karen deBlieck says, “It was incredible to find a community of writers who also shared my beliefs. I learned so much from the classes and the one-on-one appointments with the faculty. After a weekend of uplifting worship and encouragement from my peers, I came home feeling refreshed and inspired.”

Mary Ann Benjamins, who serves on The Word Guild’s leadership team, shares that, “Write! Canada was invaluable to me. Just being able to talk with other normal people who have travelled the road to publishing was so helpful! I loved it!"

“Each time I go to Write! Canada,” says Stephanie Nickel, “it's like going home. I make new friends and I learn a lot.”

While Write! Canada provides plenty of content for the well-published, professional author, it also offers beginning and intermediate writers the opportunity to interact with those more experienced and to develop their skills.  Ali Matthews

Singer/songwriter Ali Matthews, producer/director Dennis Hassell, and author Carolyn Weber will provide challenge and inspiration in three plenary sessions. Delegates will also learn from other seasoned writers, editors, and agents teaching in-depth, continuing classes and workshops, providing manuscript critiques, and interacting one-on-one. They can also take advantage of networking opportunities, open-mic reading sessions, and a well-stocked bookstore.Dennis Hassell

In addition to the continuing classes, each attendee may select up to three of the 18 workshops, taught by literary agents Karen Ball and Terry Burns, plus a variety of other professionals from the writing community.

This event, in its 29th year, is organized by The Word Guild, a national association of writers and editors who are Christian ( Anyone who has an interest in writing, whether a beginner or veteran, is encouraged to attend.  

Delegates are encouraged to register early.

To see faculty bios, get more information, or to register online, go to Click on Write! Canada 2013.

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