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Oregon Christian Writers to be Held at Multnomah Bible College


Oregon Christian Writers to be held at Multnomah Bible College The Oregon Christian Writers fall conference will be held at Multnomah Bible College on October 26. Multnomah students, staff and faculty may attend the conference free of charge.

The organization, which began in 1963, focuses on unifying and strengthening Christian writers in Oregon. According to President Debbie Hedstrom Page, "We desire to honor the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping, education, and encouraging Christians who write."

According to program coordinator Mary Hake, the organization is designed for Christian writers to support and motivate each other, share information and help each other to be successful. "[The conference] has made a lot of differences in my publishing credits and growth as a writer because it's helped me polish and perfect my work," Hake said. "Everyone is very accepting of each other, whether it's your first time attending or you're a published writer," she said.

This year's theme is "Write the Vision," the featured speaker is award-winning author Bill Myers, creator of the "McGee and Me" series. The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. in the lower library classroom, L101, with a continental breakfast and devotion. Following is a two-part lecture by Myers and two, one hour-long workshop sessions. The four options in each workshop emphasize different aspects of writing such as poetry techniques and marketing.

The conference finishes at 3:45 p.m. and includes a book table to showcase published works of organization members and two scheduled times for writers to receive input on their works-in progress.