Your road to writing success awaits! This is the 66th
for the Green Lake
Christian Writers Conference.
Come and set aside Sunday, August 17, 3 p.m.
to Friday, August 22, 10 a.m., 2014.
and artists, this week is for you – our own “Route 66” conference.
Green Lake Conference Center will nurture your creativity. We’ve met for more
than six decades here. You’ll enjoy the 1000 acres of natural beauty by the
shores of Wisconsin’s deepest natural lake. With two and a half miles of
shoreline, forests, rolling hills and unique historic structures, you’ll find
both inspiration and peace. Green Lake
Conference Center (GLCC) is situated in South Central Wisconsin and is easy to
offer inspiration, great instruction, varied opportunities to improve your
skillset, or you can try something new. We also allow you time to network and
to write or work on your art. We’ll enjoy generous and creative meals and
You will have
personal attention and can make real progress on your projects,
If you are new to
serious writing, you’ll get as much attention as you need.
The leaders are all
experienced as writers, presenters and teachers.
Artists, you will
have your own room to use as a studio for the length of the conference.
addition to classes where writers can concentrate on an area of interest, we
also offer a choice of seminars covering a wide variety of subjects to broaden
your horizon. You may submit a manuscript for review, enter our writers’
contest, spend time with all instructors, enjoy morning devotions and evening
vespers, and browse through published books by our instructors and fellow
Please take time to
prayerfully consider coming, whether you are new to this conference or have
been here before.
Each year, we offer new elements to keep the event fresh.
Each year, people
return home refreshed and energized.
Also, please think
about others who could come with you – either as attendees wishing to write or
paint/draw/photograph or just as vacationers to have some time here to golf, go
boating, shop, swim, bike and hike. You may download a packet of information
from the www.glcc.org website.
May blessings be
Jan White Moon,
Conference Director and Sue Engebrecht, Associate Conference Director
Green Lake Christian
Writers Conference at Green Lake Conference Center: W2511 State Rd 23
Green Lake, WI 54941 –
(920) 294-3323 for meals and lodging reservations
In-depth Instruction in the Workshop of Your Choice ~
Choose a workshop (class) which meets for five
sessions, Sunday evening and Tuesday through Thursday. You’ll profit from
one-on-one appointments with your instructor in addition to your class time. Both
new and experienced writers are welcome in all workshops. Instructors are
flexible and helpful to see that you can meet your goals.
Wilda Morris: Journeys in Poetry
life journey, side trips, flights of imagination – whatever is or has been
important to you as you have traveled through life – provides possibilities for
poems. Participants will listen to and discuss poems by accomplished poets,
draft their own work, and provide each other feedback, as well as trying some
exercises that will open us up to new ideas. Publication possibilities and a
few poetry forms may be discussed, but the questions and issues of participants
will be given priority.
Mary Pierce: Write the Story Only You Can Tell
your life’s anecdotes, personal experiences, special events and/or encounters
with memorable people, decide what format is best to tell your stories. Develop
them into meaningful pieces, long or short, so that you can tell these stories
to inspire others and touch readers’ hearts. Bring your own ideas and projects,
Karl Stewart: Fiction: Finding Your Writer's Voice
Ernest Hemingway, J.R.R. Tolkien, Mark Twain, and
C.S. Lewis. What do these authors have in common, other than writing in the
English language? Each has a distinct literary voice, instantly recognizable.
How did they do it, and how do you find and establish your own voice? Join us
as we explore the subject and work to develop our unique voices. All are
welcome, and aspiring writers are encouraged to bring samples of their work to
White Moon: Nonfiction – So
Much to Say & So Little Time…
explore the many avenues which nonfiction takes: journalism/columns, letters,
short creative nonfiction, magazine articles, interviews, curriculum, devotions
and so much more! We’ll experiment and critique. We’ll take a look at published
examples and try our hand at some original work. We’ll learn to love editing –
really! You are invited to bring your own projects, too.
Seminars meet on Sunday and Monday, providing a "short track" for writers
who cannot attend the entire conference.
For more information see the website listed above or email me at wildamorris[at]ameritech[dot]net.
Green Lake Conference Center is a beautiful
location for working on the improvement of your writing skills. I began
attending this conference a couple decades ago. The leaders gave me the
help and encouragement I needed to become a poet. Now I'm grateful for
the opportunity to help other poets in their journeys with poetry.
~ Wilda Morris