Keynote Speaker: Susie Finkbeiner

Susie Finkbeiner is the author of The All-American and All Manner of Things which were both selected as Michigan Notable Books. Her other novels include Stories That Bind Us, The Nature of Small Birds, and A Cup of Dust. She and her husband have three children and live in West Michigan.

Riverview Conference Center

439 N Division St., Cedar Falls, Iowa   50613

(319) 268-0787

Our theme this year is Lighting the Path to Publication

Why should you attend the CF Christian Writers Conference?* 

Here Are Ten Reasons!

*Yes, the Cedar Falls Christian Writers Workshop is NOW the Cedar Falls Christian Writers Conference. 

Vision Statement

We welcome new writers, established writers, and everyone interested in the writer's craft. Our purpose is to glorify God and His Son Jesus Christ through all we do as we encourage others in the craft of writing. 

Mary Potter Kenyon & Nick Portzen, Co-coordinators

A twelve-year veteran of the conference, Mary Potter Kenyon, and her husband Nick Portzen have taken over as co-coordinators, with the help of a core committee of volunteers. 

After nearly ten years of widowhood, Mary met the man God had asked her to pray for three years earlier. They were married six weeks later in August 2021. Nick is a veteran and long-time owner/operator of a business in Wisconsin. With years of experience in cooking and catering, Nick will be providing the meals during our event. Nick and Mary live in Dubuque, Iowa.  


You can rent a cabin: contact the campgrounds.   319-268-0787

We've reserved the Retreat Center, with eight rooms available, at $50 per night. Some of the rooms have two beds so you can share a room with a friend.

This year's conference adds Thursday back into the schedule.  

Going strong for 21 years, the Conference has welcomed writers from all over the Midwest.

For 20 years, the Cedar Falls Christian Writers Workshop has inspired writers from all over Iowa. Now it has a new name & new leadership.

Thanks, Jean, Sue & Shelly!  Welcome, Mary!