Thursday Evening, June 8th

5:00-7:00 Journey Boards for Writers, all materials provided

Do you feel God calling you to write? Where are you in your writing journey? 

Our Creator designed you for a purpose with a passion he planted in your heart. Following God’s plan, your life can become the masterpiece He intended. This Spiritual Vision Board activity is designed for prayerful discernment as you visualize your direction in life. 

Join us as we meditate on Philippians 4:8 while asking the Holy Spirit to guide us in choosing pictures and words from magazines that represent our hopes, dreams, and goals for the future. 

We’ll then focus on aligning our will with God’s plans for us as we design a visual reminder of our heart’s desires, Bulletin boards, pins, and magazines provided. If you have a favorite Bible verse or a photo that inspires you, feel free to bring it as a focal point of your board. 

Friday, June 9 -

Check-in for attendees at Fellowship Hall 7:30-8:30

8:30-9:00- Introductions

9:00-9:45- Mary Kenyon, "Where are you on Your Writing Journey?"

9:45-10:30- Twila Belk, "A Funny Thing Happened on my Way to Becoming a Writer."

10:30-10:45 BREAK

10:45-11:35- Twila Belk, "Publishing Industry Basics."

11:35-noon: BREAK

NOON-12:50 Lunch

Paid consultations: 12:30-12:50 (Twila Belk, Shelly Beach, Mary Jedlicka Humston)

12:50-1:45- Steve Thompson, "Writing Beyond the Book."

1:45-2:00- BREAK, golf cart is available to go to the Retreat Center for those who have trouble walking.

2:00-2:50- Linda McCann, "Research for the Non-Fiction Writer." (Retreat Center)

Cherie Dargan, "Practical Magic: Fiction Writing." (Fellowship Hall)

2:50-3:05 BREAK, golf cart available from Retreat Center and back to Fellowship Hall, then back to Retreat Center.

3:05-4:00 Steve Thompson, "Humor Writing." (Fellowship Hall)

Mary Humston, "Playing with Poetry, 2.0." (Retreat Center)

4:00-4:15 BREAK, golf cart available from Retreat Center to bring people back to Fellowship Hall.

4:15-5:00- Mary Potter Kenyon, Closing plus opportunities for questions.

5:30 picnic supper at the shelter near Retreat Center, across from the Riverview office

6:00-7:30 consultations (Two 15-minute free consultations per speaker) outside or inside Retreat Center 

Saturday, June 10th

8:00-9:00 fellowship with each other inside Fellowship Hall

9:00-9:15 Mary Potter Kenyon, opening devotion, announcements.

9:15-10:15- David LaBelle, "Observations through Pictures." (Fellowship Hall)

10:15-10:30- BREAK, golf cart available to the Retreat Center

10:30-11:50-Shelly Beach and Wanda Sanchez, "Writing Through Trauma." (Retreat Center)

Ryan Howard, "Introduction to Podcasts." (Fellowship Hall)

11:50-Noon BREAK

Noon-1:00 Lunch

12:30- 1:00 private consultations (Two 15-minutes per speaker, Shelly Beach 20 minutes paid)

1:10-1:55- Twila Belk, "Writing Devotions." (Fellowship Hall)

Sheri Shonk, "Self-publishing options." (Retreat Center, golf cart available from Fellowship Hall)

1:55-2:05 BREAK

2:05-2:50- Twila Belk, "What's Holding You Back?" (Fellowship Hall)

2:50-3:50  Mary Potter Kenyon, Closing. Time for final questions and to make your last purchases from the authors.