The afternoon keynote speaker, Hugh Hewitt, has received three Emmys for his work as co-host of Life & Times, a nightly news/public affairs program on KCET from 1992 until 2007. He conceived and hosted the PBS series, Searching for God in America. An author of eight books, including two New York Times best-sellers, Hugh’s most recent books are, Blog: Understanding the Information Reformation That is Changing YourWorld, and A Mormon in the White House? Hugh writes daily for his blog, Hugh Hewitt.com, which is among the most visited political blogs in the U.S. He is also Executive Editor of Townhall.com. You can read more of his bio at www.occwf.org/
The morning keynote will be done by the loquacious and entertaining, James Scott Bell. A bestselling author in the inspirational market, Jim won the first Christy Award for suspense and has been a finalist for the award two other times. He met his wife when he moved to New York to write for the theater. “No matter what I write, my theme always seems to be the search for justice in a dark world…” Bell recently returned to his screenwriting roots, hired to write an adaptation of a bestselling novel. He has begun work on a new script, a thriller set in Los Angeles. For information on registering go to www.occwf.org
One of the more popular workshops will be run by Janet Thompson, founder Woman to Woman Mentoring. Her bestselling books include Praying for Your Prodigal Daughter; Hope, Help, & Encouragement for Hurting Parents; Dear God, They Say It’s Cancer A Companion Guide for Women on the Breast Cancer Journey; Woman to Woman Mentoring: How to Start, Grow, and Maintain a Mentoring Ministry. Go to www.occwf.org/
Also on the faculty are Brian Bird, screenwriter and managing editor of The Purpose Driven Connection magazine; blogger John Fox; curriculum expert Craig Hodgkins; editor and author Kathy Ide; author Kathi Macias; children’s writer Nancy Sanders; Guidepost writer and editor B.J. Taylor; and life issues author Janet Thompson.
There are 18 different workshops to choose from, including individual consultation appointments with faculty. Consultation sign ups are available at the event. For more information or to register for this event, visit the OCCWF website at: www.occwf.org and click on Conferences. Don’t be left out.
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2009
Time: 8:45 AM – 4:45 PM
5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine, CA
Corner of Newport Coast Drive and Bonita Canyon Drive
Conference will be held in the Life Development Building
Cost: $100, includes continental breakfast and lunch
Contact: For information:
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Orange County Christian Writers Fellowship is an all volunteer group of writers who come together to learn, be inspired and to use their gifts for the glory of God. We sponsor an annual one day conference that features editors, writers, workshops and individual consultations.