Keynote Speaker: Twila Belk

Twila Belk is a writer, speaker, editor, and champion for writers. 

She's authored eight books (including the bestselling Raindrops from Heaven and The Power to Be) and contributed to many others, as well as written numerous articles and promotional materials. Since 2007, she's worked closely with veteran author Cecil Murphey, which has provided her with a wide range of industry knowledge, connections, and experience. Twila is also a former bookstore owner and writers' conference director. (

Twila Belk, 'The Gotta Tell Somebody' Gal

She's spoken at many writers' conferences across the nation and enjoys brainstorming and working with aspiring writers. 

To the left: here she is, at a previous CFCWW.

We can't wait to see you all!! 

Riverview Conference Center

439 N Division St., Cedar Falls, Iowa   50613

(319) 268-0787

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. 

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.  

From Last year's 20th Workshop, our panel of authors answering questions.

Daniel, Mary, Jolene, and Cherie with Jean standing behind us.

A conference tradition: Sue hosted the speakers at her house the night before the workshop.

This year's conference is shorter--just Friday and Saturday.  

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Going strong for 21 years.

Cec Murphey Scholarships

Best-selling author Cec Murphey is providing a limited number of full scholarships to this year’s conference. Cec has written or co-written more than 135 books, including the New York Times bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper) and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (with Dr. Ben Carson). His books have sold in the millions and have brought hope and encouragement to countless people around the world.

Visit Cec’s website at to learn more about him and view just a few of the books he has written.

To apply for a Cec Murphey scholarship email Mary Potter Kenyon for an application. 

Applications are due by May 10.

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!