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Christian Writers Conference

Catch the Vision

Join us in 2020 for the 51st annual Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference

April 3–7, 2020
Pre-conference Mentoring Clinics: April 1–3

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 

First time attending the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference? h Enter the First-Timers Contest for a chance to win a full scholarship, including economy lodging and conference meals. No fee to enter. Click here for details.

Write down this vision; clearly inscribe it on tablets so one may easily read it.
Habakkuk 2:2 (HCSB)

Invest in your future as a writer

Connect

Learn

Grow

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.

Here are a few comments from last year’s attendees: 

“Mount Hermon is an amazing place to learn the craft of writing and connect with other writers in beautiful surroundings. Mount Hermon feels warm, like family.”

“Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference is a place bathed in God’s presence. From practical advice to long-term friendships, there is no limit to the opportunities here to grow in craft and as writers.”

“Mount Hermon is a very special place and the writers conference is like a breath of fresh air. People are so friendly and helpful, and if you listen you will hear God speak.”

Keynote Speaker

Charles Martin

Charles Martin is the New York Times best-selling author of fifteen books, published in more than thirty-five countries and translated into as many languages. His titles include:
Long Way Gone (winner of the 2017 Christy Book of the Year award) Chasing Fireflies (winner of the 2007 RT Reviewers Choice award) When Crickets Cry (winner of the 2007 Christian Book award for fiction)

Charles also wrote Send Down the Rain, The Dead Don’t Dance, and The Mountain Between Us (on which the blockbuster movie was based—with the usual Hollywood changes).

In a departure from his novel writing, Charles Martin’s latest book shares key moments from his own journey as a disciple and bondservant of Christ, using a storyteller’s imagination to illuminate key moments of the Scriptures, primarily from the life and ministry of Jesus. What If It’s True? launches in January and will be available at the Mount Hermon conference in 2020.

Charles and his wife, Christy, live in Jacksonville, Florida, with their three boys. Find out more at charlesmartinbooks.com

Worship Leaders

David Bardowell is the senior pastor at The Gate Christian Bible Church in Mission Viejo, California—the church he and his family founded in 2003. His daughter, Ciera, is worship leader there. Before becoming a Christ-follower, David toured all over the world with various bands, including the Beach Boys. He also wrote a book called Healing Steps.

Conference Presenters

Kathy Ide

Conference Director, Author and Freelance Editor

Jeremy Bentley

Mount Hermon Vice President of Programs

Andrea Coli

Conference Host

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