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,"
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
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.