Marlene Bagnull, the Director, has a stellar line-up of agents, authors, and editors in celebration of the Conference's 25th anniversary, August 7-9, 2008. James Scott Bell, Lisa Samson, and James Watkins are scheduled to speak at the general meetings. Nine Continuing Sessions feature a range of subjects from marketing to writing a novel people cannot put down. In addition, a choice of individual workshops on the writing craft, marketing, blogging, and the publishing industry round out the class offerings. Editor and agent panels cover such topics as magazines and periodicals, books, writing helps, ask the agents, self-publishing, and will they read on.
As a Christian writer, I've not only found a nurturing community for my skills, but lifelong friendships. When my husband became ill, went to be with the Lord, and I suffered physical problems, they rallied around and supported me in prayer. I've seen the Body of Christ not only in word but in deed.
For more detailed information, visit Marlene's website, http://www.writehisanswer.com/, and click on the Philadelphia Conference. If you decide to attend, let me know in the comments section. I'd enjoy meeting you in person.