Program

Take your skills to the next level!

Mount Hermon has created a one-of-a-kind atmosphere for writers at every skill level, from unpublished to professional. The program is designed to offer help to writers in a wide span of genres and in every phase of a writer’s career.

There are five program categories at the Christian Writers Conference—all designed to take writers to the next level. In addition, we're offering several recreational activities and other afternoon options for attendees to choose from. For more information on each program, click the links below.

  • The Pre-Conference Boost Clinic is designed to give writers a concentrated and personal head start on the conference with an industry professional in a mentoring setting. We’re offering mentoring groups for fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and children’s writers. 

  • Participants in each of the Major Morning Tracks will receive instruction and have an opportunity to apply some of the principles in their own writing during the morning sessions then receive the added bonus of working with their instructor and a published mentor in an afternoon critique group.

  • The Morning Mentoring Clinics offer an alternative to the Major Morning Tracks. Gain valuable insight from a skilled professional in your genre who is committed to coming alongside other writers. Instead of participating in a Major Morning Track, you might prefer having your work-in-progress evaluated by a multi-published author and mentor.

  • Choose from among 42 one-hour workshops taught by industry professionals on a variety of topics in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, general writing tips, marketing, publishing, the writing life, and business. Six sessions with seven workshops offered during each one. Can’t decide which workshop to take at a given session? Get the recordings for any workshops you can’t attend in person.

  • Mount Hermon offers conferees various recreational activities and other options, many at no additional charge. Enjoy kayaking, a nature hike, a guided mountain bike ride, one of the Mount Hermon ropes courses, or our Canopy Tour zip line. Pamper yourself with a table massage, schedule a photo shoot for a high-quality head shot, or find inspiration and encouragement with our prayer partners in the chapel.

  • For those who still want more, this bonus offering includes a special program Friday night to help writers prepare for conference appointments. Saturday and Sunday nights, you have several night owl options from which to choose.

Click here to view the schedule for your week at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference.