Learning at NGCWC

August 15-18, 2019 at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa, Georgia!

General Sessions

Enjoy the time of worship, and inspirational messages during our General Sessions.

Workshops

NGCWC offers workshops covering a variety of subjects in multiple genres. The workshop schedule will be posted before the conference so you can study the descriptions and make decisions as to the best ones for you to attend. You will also have the opportunity to hear the faculty describe their workshop so you know exactly what you can expect.

Critique Groups

Want direct feedback on a sample of your work from other attendees in a structured, proven format? Follow the submission guidelines and attend a Critique Group. (Limited Space Available). The critique groups at North Georgia Christian Writers Conference are conducted in the format made popular by Word Weavers International and are set for two-hour sessions (conferees sign up for one session each).

These groups, led by a trained Word Weavers mentor or chapter president and organized by Lindsey Brackett, will allow you to receive valuable feedback from your peers in a positive setting.

If you would like to participate in NGCWC's critique sessions, bring 6 copies of no more than 1,500 words, Times New Roman 12 pt., double-spaced, 1" margins, and line-numbered (In Microsoft Word, find "Line Numbering" under the "Page Layout" tab).

One-on-Ones

Schedule a one-on-one appointment with members of our faculty who can give you direct feedback on your writing and offer advice on how to move your dream forward. They may even offer you a publishing or representation contract!

Advance Mentoring

Going beyond the usual 15-minute one-on-one meetings, Advance Mentoring is your opportunity for a half hour with Mentors that are part of our faculty. They can pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of your work as well as discuss career goals in a more detailed way.

How would you like to spend a half hour with one of our mentors whose sole concentration is you and your writing career?

Here's how it works: After looking at the list of Mentors, email your choice of mentor(s) to request availability for mentoring. THEN: you will mail (snail or e, up to the mentor) a one-sheet about yourself and your work, the first ten pages of your WIP (if available and appropriate to the genre), and an overview of your goals, along with a $40 check or money order, made payable to the mentor. 

The mentor will set a time for you once they arrive at the conference. You will want to check their time sheet first on the day you schedule appointments so as not to double book. 

See more details at this link, or click on the link to the right.

Contests

Click to find out about opportunities to submit your published or yet-to-be-published works for our Contest. It’s a great way to draw attention to the ministry you are providing through your writing!

Mealtimes

Our faculty members were chosen, in part, because of their willingness to serve other writers. Mealtimes offer you the opportunity to sit with a faculty member during additional time for asking questions and simply getting to know one another better.

Keynoter VIP Scholarship Breakfast

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings, you will have the opportunity to hear from special speakers in an informal breakfast setting, separate from the dining hall. Proceeds go to our scholarship fund. Donation is $15 for all three breakfasts. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Seating is limited.

Speakers are scheduled but subject to change.