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Launch and Develop Your Writing Career at Mount Hermon

March 23–27, 2018

March 21–23, 2018 Pre-Conference Next Level Clinics
March 23–27, 2018 Main Conference

"Since we have such a hope, we are very bold" –2 Corinthians 3:12 (ESV)

You have a passion to write words that will touch hearts and maybe even change lives. That passion comes from the Lord. He has called you to write because He knows there are people who will need to read what He has put on your heart to write.

Since you have such a hope, you can be BOLD in honing your writing craft, connecting with other writers, networking with industry professionals, and taking the next step on whatever journey God has in mind for you. And at Mount Hermon, you can do all that in a beautiful retreat setting nestled among the California redwoods.

What divine appointments might God have for you at Mount Hermon?

Mount Hermon provides a one-of-a-kind atmosphere for writers at every skill level, from not-yet-published to multi-published, and offers help to writers in a wide span of genres and in every phase of a writer's career.

  • Small-Group Mentoring Clinics
  • Major Morning Tracks
  • Afternoon Workshops
  • Night Owl Sessions
  • Free Manuscript Reviews
  • Individual Appointments with Agents and Editors
  • Consultations with our Professional Critique Team
  • Fun Recreation Options
  • Ecumenical Palm Sunday worship service

Meet fellow writers, agents, and editors!

Whether you desire to publish the traditional way with a royalty publisher or you intend to go the indie publishing route, you'll find industry professionals who can instruct, direct, and encourage you.

First-Timers Contest 

If you’ve never attended the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, here’s your opportunity to be part of a blessed and amazing week. Enter the First-Timers Contest for a chance to win a full scholarship, including economy lodging and conference meals. No fee to enter. Details coming soon!

New for 2018

Career Growth Track

To help you build a career in the writing world

Professional Writers Retreat Track

For multi-published authors to connect and brainstorm

Weekend Teen Track

Sessions geared just for teens on Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday


Mount Hermon has provided inspiration, encouragement, direction, refreshment, training, and unique networking opportunities for countless writers over the years. Numerous key business relationships have been formed here, along with longtime friendships among kindred spirits. Come to receive whatever special blessings God has for you at this juncture of your writing journey.

Register today!

Invest in your future as a writer

  • Connect

  • Learn

  • Grow

Join us at Mount Hermon…

March 21–23, 2018 for the Pre-Conference Next Level Clinics
March 23–27, 2018 for the Main Conference
March 21–27, 2018 for the Pre-Conference Clinic and the Main Conference

Keynote Speaker

Liz Curtis Higgs

Liz Curtis Higgs
Liz Curtis Higgs is the author of 36 books with 4.6 million copies in print, including her nonfiction bestsellers, Bad Girls of the Bible, The Girl’s Still Got It, and The Women of Easter, and her Scottish historical novels, Here Burns My Candle and Mine Is the Night. She has spoken for Women of Faith, Women of Joy, Extraordinary Women, and 1,700 other women’s conferences in all 50 United States and 15 foreign countries, including South Africa, Thailand, and Indonesia. Her messages are biblical, encouraging, down-to-earth, and profoundly funny. She has one goal: to help Christians embrace the grace of God with joy and abandon.

Conference Hosts

  • Kathy Ide

    Kathy Ide
    Conference Director, Author and Freelance Editor

  • Jeremy Bentley

    Jeremy Bentley
    Mount Hermon Vice President of Programs

  • Dave Talbott

    David Talbott
    Worship Leader, co-emcee

  • Murphy Felton

    Murphy Felton
    Special Features Facilitator

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