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 -- This is a Tentative Schedule. We're still working on it!

Check-in for attendees 7:30-8:30

8:30-9:00- Introductions, Fellowship Hall

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”

10:45-11:40- Twila Belk “Publishing Industry Basics”

11:40-noon: Break


Paid consultations: 12:30-12:50 (1 per speaker)

1:00-1:50- Steve Thompson “Writing Beyond the Book”

2:00-2:50- Linda McCann “Research for the Non-Fiction Writer” (Fellowship Hall)

Cherie Dargan “Fiction Writing” (Retreat Center)

3:15-4:15 Steve Thompson “Humor Writing” (Fellowship Hall)

Mary Humston “Poetry Fun” (Retreat Center)

4:30-5:15- Mary Potter Kenyon Closing plus opportunities for questions

5:30 picnic supper

6:00-7:30 consultations (Two 15-minute free consultations per speaker) 

Saturday, June 10th

8:00-9:00 fellowship

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

9:15-10:15- David LaBelle “Observations through Pictures” (Fellowship Hall)

10:30-11:50-Shelly Beach and Wanda Sanchez “Writing Through Trauma” (Fellowship Hall)

Ryan Howard “Introduction to Podcasts” (Retreat Center)

Noon-1:00 Lunch

12:30- 1:00 private consultations (Two 15-minutes per speaker)

1:15-2:00- “Writing Devotions” Twila Belk (fellowship hall)

“Self-publishing options” Sheri Shonk

2:00-2:50- “What’s Holding You Back?” Twila Belk

3:00-4:00 Closing, Mary Potter Kenyon, time for final questions