Mark Your Calendar!

CONFERENCE LOGO-1Mark your calendars for the Second Annual Keystone Christian Fiction Writers’ Conference, Saturday, November 5, from 9-5 in Harrisburg. Check back in mid-July for updated information posted under our Conference tab.

We’re excited, because we’ll have a wonderfully inspirational keynote speaker, two agents, two publishers, and hopefully, a couple published authors as workshop speakers, to also take appointments.

Last year, three of our attendees were signed by Hartline Literary Agency as a result of our conference. I’m hoping for much more this year.

So…mark your calendars for Saturday, November 5, Harrisburg, PA. More information coming soon.



Lots of Exciting News Coming Soon

from Flickr

from Flickr

It’s an exciting time for our ACFW Pennsylvania State Chapter.

We passed our first anniversary in March as a chapter, with our first online meeting in April of 2015. We continue to meet monthly, but we will take a short break this summer.

Watch for a new blog post late Tuesday evening or Wednesday that announces the winners to our Keystone Great Beginnings Contest. I’ll give one hint: I’m pleased that a chapter member won 1st prize.

Also – mark down Saturday, November 5th, 2016 on your calendars and join us in Harrisburg for our 2nd Annual Keystone Christian Fiction Writers’ Conference. We are fiction only, and fiction first. We are the only Christian writers’ conference that is all fiction. We’re nailing down the details as this is being written. We think you’ll like what we’re planning.

If you have any questions regarding chapter membership, please let one of the board members know.

We’ll be unveiling more information soon!

Our first conference was a Success!

Jim & Joyce Hart, Mike Dellosso, Carol Hamilton (L to R)

Jim & Joyce Hart, Mike Dellosso, Carol Hamilton (L to R)

Our first Keystone Christian Fiction Writers Conference held on Saturday, November 7th in State College, PA was a success! We had around 30 attendees. Not quite half the chapter attended, with a few who had registered who couldn’t come due to physical illness.

We learned a lot from the day, and we’re excited about future possibilities. Here’s a few photos from the day.

If you were there, we hope enjoyed your day. If you weren’t there, we hope you’ll join us next year.

Brad Herman & Jonathan Nori, Christine Whitaker, Gloria O'Donnell, & Dwight Kopp (L to R)

Brad Herman & Jonathan Nori, Christine Whitaker, Gloria O’Donnell, & Dwight Kopp (L to R)

Chapter Member Carol Hamilton speaking on Social Media

Chapter Member Carol Hamilton speaking on Social Media

Chapter Member Kelly Anne Liberto

Chapter Member Kelly Anne Liberto speaking on Hiding God’s Word in Your Story

July 2015 ACFW Pennsylvania State Chapter News

Fourth of JulyI hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend for July 4th. We have some fun and educational events to discuss this month.

Next Online Meeting

This month’s regular online meeting through AnyMeeting will be held Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. Dwight Kopp will be speaking on “Building Muscle in Fiction: Tips, Tricks, and Traps” Included in this workshop will be a writing exercise, so come prepared to listen, learn, and participate!  Click to Tweet

Upcoming Meetings—Mark Your Calendars

August—Sandra Byrd, “Setting the Rhythm: Pacing Your Novel,” Thursday, August 27th at 7:00 p.m.

September—DiAnn Mills, “Dialogue”, Thursday, September 24th at 7:00 p.m.

October—Mary Connealy, “Five Things You Need to Start Your Story”, Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

November—our 1st Annual Keystone Christian Fiction Writers Conference. More information will be forthcoming as it is available. Saturday, November 7th, from 9-5 at The Penn Stater in State College, PA.

Decemberspecial date! Thursday, December 17th at 7:00 p.m. online. Come prepared to share a page or two from your WIP or a short story about Christmas. More details coming later.

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