We are excited to be celebrating our 20th year of the Cedar Falls Christian Writers Workshop! In addition to meeting new people, we hope that many of our previous attendees will come back for a reunion and celebrate with us. We are honored to have speakers this year who have "grown up" through the workshop, from just beginning their writing aspirations to becoming multi-published authors.
In our 20-year history, we've survived floods and tornado threats, but the Covid-19 pandemic was a disaster we just couldn't tempt. In 2020 and in 2021, we pivoted to holding our workshop virtually via Zoom, like so many others. We had successful turnouts both years and a great time exploring a variety of ways to stay engaged and make connections in a different kind of face-to-face environment.
We are are making full plans to come back to the beautiful Riverview Conference Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa, to meet in person, June 9-11, 2022. While we have great sessions planned, we intentionally are allowing a bit more space in the schedule with less breakouts, in an effort to supply attendees cushion for long-awaited networking with other writers and speakers. 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!)
If you have a desire to explore writing, return to writing, improve your writing or learn how to get published and marketed, 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 2022 workshop runs June 9-11 - all day Thursday and Friday and Saturday till 1:00 p.m.
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."