Monday, August 11, 2014

Conference Pictures and Report

Left to Right:  Jeanette Levellie, Susan Panzica, and yours truly. This picture was taken in the cafeteria during our lunch break on Saturday. The Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference has trained, encouraged, and given opportunities to writers for over 25 years.

Susan Panzica is a non-fiction writer/speaker. She's been published in a Chicken Soup Anthology, is co-founder of The Justice Network, and blogs at Eternity Cafe. She's also written a book, and I can't wait until some smart editor snatches it up and gets it published.

Jeanette Levellie is my favorite funny lady. She presented two workshops at the conference - one on time management and the other on humor. Check out her book: Two Scoops of Grace with Chuckles on Top. 
Here's Jeanette again during her humor workshop. She's a sought after speaker, vocalist, and writer. She blogs at Wings of Mirth and Worth.

Lisa Crayton, Freelance Writer/Author/Teacher, and I met at the Philly Conference years ago and have stayed in touch. She taught a Continuing Session (5 1-Hour Classes) this year on You CAN Write Magazine Articles. This talented friend loves pouring into aspiring and published writers alike.

My own conference experience involved re-connecting with friends, meeting new ones, and getting some excellent advice on marketing and promotion. This year's theme centered around Write His Answer. The keynote speakers challenged and gave conferees ideas on how to communicate the love of Jesus Christ in today's culture. I came home rejuvenated, encouraged, and ready to press forward.

Writers: Have you ever attended a writers conference? If you have, please share your most memorable moment.

Readers: What book is on your nightstand this week?

Pictures: Susan J. Reinhardt @Copyright 2014


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan .. so glad you had a lovely happy time and benefited from some interesting workshops and then especially meeting up with friends.

Looks fun - cheers Hilary

Unknown said...

Glad you had a good time! I just taught at a youth conference, and can't wait to attend our local writers conference next month! We have a meeting tomorrow to iron out the final details.

Terri Tiffany said...

Looks like a fun time! I would love to meet Susan too. I know Jeanette and she is a sweatheart. I enjoy conferences but opted out this year to buy a much-needed edit!

Karen Lange said...

So glad you had a good, productive time at the conference. Happy too, that you connected with good friends. :)

My nightstand has several books sitting and waiting for me. One is Murray Pura's book, and the other is one I won on a blog. The name escapes me now but it's said to be an Esther-like story set during World War 2.

Have a good week!