Come On Home...
...with Keynote Speaker: Jane Kirkpatrick, homesteader and cherished Northwest novelist.
Jane Kirkpatrick is internationally recognized for her 20 published books, 17 of which are historical and often set in the American West. Several of those books have been Book of the Month and Literary Guild selections.
Jane grew up in a little town not far from the Mississippi River. Within 50 miles of her home lived dozens of cousins, an extended family that flowed with shared experiences and stories told and retold. Not about to be tied down, however, Jane received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and later became the first female president of the Oregon Community Mental Health Directors Association and a mental health and educational consultant on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.
But the settings which drew readers to her books were rife with rattlesnakes, sagebrush, homesteading, and the stark beauty of the John Day region of Central Oregon. Pioneer life seeped deeply into her veins and spilled onto the pages of her books. She believes divine healing and transformation come from the power of our stories.
How long has it been since you last attended the Northwest Christian Writers Renewal? Too long? Make this the year you come home. Or perhaps you’ve never attended. Make this the year you treat yourself and explore what God wants to do through you and your words. Maybe you’ve felt isolated and alone in your writing dream. Make this the year you discover other gifted writers and the personal writing voice unique within you.
This year we celebrate our strong Pacific Northwest writing community. We will hear from one of our own, acclaimed novelist Jane Kirkpatrick. Among our workshop presenters are several accomplished, well-published writing talents from our own backyard, plus editorial experts in Christian publishing. Don’t miss a minute. Come on home!
Don’t delay. Register now. Imagine what surrounding yourself with publishing experts will do for your writing career!
Budget priced! Tax deductible! Highly respected!
Don’t miss all this value for the money!
- 23 Workshop Sessions
- 18 Workshop Presenters
- 5 Editors and Literary Agents
- 2 Keynote Addresses
- 4 Discussion Roundtables
- Mini Critique Sessions
- Reality Panel of Experts
- Group Editorial Appointments
- Dessert Reception with Jane Kirkpatrick
- Book Signing Party for Regional Authors in Attendance
An Evening with Jane Kirkpatrick
Friday, May 17, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE with each paid Writers Renewal registration. Includes dinner
Guests: $10 (includes dessert only OR $22 with dinner per ticket).
Come and hear Jane Kirkpatrick speak on "Finding Home" and how the place you call home shapes the writer you are and will become. The evening includes music, banquet, introduction of workshop presenters, book signing for Jane and all authors with books on consignment in the Conference Bookstore, and delicious desserts.