The Cedar Falls Christian Writers Workshop was founded 18 years ago by Shelly Jean Beach and Pat Larsen and is held annually at the beautiful Riverview Conference Center in Cedar Falls. The workshop is sponsored by Cedar Falls Christian Writers Group and coordinated by Jean Vaux and Sue Schuerman, with Mary Potter Kenyon helping with marketing. Not only do workshop participants love the quiet, more intimate setting and format of the workshop, the speakers love it as well, because it affords everyone more opportunities to connect and communicate.
Registration for the 2020 Workshop will open March 1. Tuition includes all sessions and snacks, lunches and suppers. Tuition also includes a 20-minute conference with one of the presenters. Paid manuscript critiques are optional.
This year, Shelly Beachis the keynote of the very workshop she helped to start. Shelly and her husband, Dan, moved back to Iowa from Michigan in 2019 and we are blessed to have her and all her talent and connections back in our community.
She also helped co-found Breathe Writer’s Conference in Grand Rapids, MI. Shelly is also co-founder of PTSDPerspectives.org with Wanda Sanchez and founder of Caregiving Journey on Facebook.
She is a multiple award-winning author of more than twelve books and co-author of numerous others. She served as managing editor for the NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible (Zondervan) and also contributed to the Mosaic Bible (Tyndale) and one of three writers for the NIV Stewardship Bible (Zondervan).
Shelly is a national speaker for Prison Fellowship and speaks and consults across the nation. She can be found at PTSDPerspectives.org, PTSDPerspectives and Caregiving Journey on Facebook, and ShellyBeachOnline.com.
The 2020 workshop will include more time to write and apply learning as we go. There will be sessions on using passive vs. active voice, using tools of screenplay writing in your fiction writing, how to do citations and attributions, researching your characters, children's book writing, nature writing, promoting yourself online, creative journals, and more. We will continue to have one-on-one consultations and networking/connecting times to interact with others, and some longer hands-on sessions.
Come join the fun and fellowship! Get engaged and refreshed with your writing!