Our coronavirus adaptations and solutions:
We know that part of what draws people to our writers workshop, besides our qualified content each year, are the connections made and sense of community that is built. (We have also been told our food is pretty good!)
Last year, for the first time in our 18-year history, we were faced with the tough but necessary choice to move the workshop online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We've survived floods and tornado threats, but this was one disaster we just couldn't tempt. We had a successful turnout on Zoom and a great time, exploring a variety of ways to stay engaged and make connections in a different kind of face-to-face environment.
This year, we had hoped to resume meeting in person, but with the advent of new mutations of the coronavirus spreading and only 1 in 5 people vaccinated at this time, we have made the decision to have our workshop run virtually again this year.
The upside is that people can join in from anywhere and we will get to meet Christian writers from all over the country or the world!
Whether you have a desire to explore writing, return to writing, improve your writing or learn how to get published, the Cedar Falls Christian Writers Workshop has something to offer everyone who attends. Whether you're a published writer or not, this unique opportunity improves your focus on your writing goals and commitment, strengthens your knowledge and skills, connects you with great resources and other Christian writers and nourishes your spirit. We especially love to see the transformation of people who come not knowing if they are a writer or those whose eyes are opened wider about the options for their writing. You will arrive excited and leave moved, motivated, and making steps forward. Come for a retreat and leave refreshed!
The 2021 workshop runs from Thursday evening through all day Friday, June 18, and Saturday, June 19.
See the Schedule tab for specifics.
Registration is now open through Eventbrite. Click this link to go to the registration page.
Cedar Falls Christian Writers Workshop Vision Statement
The Workshop welcomes new writers, established writers,
and everyone interested in the writer's craft. Our purpose is to glorify God and His Son Jesus Christ through all we do as we encourage others in the craft of writing.
Our program includes seminars, workshops, writing time, readings, panel discussions,
and manuscript consultations, all designed to offer careful attention to our participants' work. The Workshop offers the opportunity to learn from a faculty of nationally known
professionals in the field of writing and to meet fellow writers who share common interests.
"The conference was great. It gets better every year. I've seen great growth over the years, not only in numbers but also in content. Thanks."
"This was my first workshop, so I sincerely benefited from each session in different ways. The presenters overall were wonderful."
"Thank you for making this for beginners, too. It was not intimidating at all."
"The speakers were knowledgeable, funny, and intimate. I have been so blessed by this conference and can't think of anything I would change."