Online Writers Conference


Online Writers Conference to Coach Catholic Writers to Succeed!

If you are a Catholic writer, don’t miss this opportunity!

If you can never seem to get to the annual Catholic Writers live conference, don’t miss this opportunity!!

If you prefer the convenience of following a conference from the comfort of home, don’t miss this opportunity!!!

September 14-16, 2018, the Catholic Writers Guild will host, via webinar, an online writers conference focused on helping Catholic writers succeed in their craft.

The Catholic Writers Conference Online provides Catholic writers with a prime opportunity to meet and share their faith with editors, publishers, and fellow writers from across the globe.

  • Speakers will discuss writing as a calling, literature as evangelization, and even how genre fiction like horror and science fiction can still reflect Catholic values.
  • Presenters include Joseph Pearce (Further Up & Further In), Michelle Buckman (Turning in Circles), Karen Ullo (Jennifer the Damned) and many others.
  • Recordings and reference materials from all presentations will be available free to all conference attendees.
  • The webinar conference will also give authors an opportunity to meet with publishing professionals and pitch their writing projects. In the past, publishers from large Catholic presses, including Pauline, Ave Maria, and Our Sunday Visitor, and secular presses like Anaiah Press and Liberty Island, have participated.
  • Of those who pitched at the 2017 online conference, over 10 percent have been offered publishing contracts and several are published, including one finalist for the Catholic Arts and Letters Award, Michelle Buckman.

serveimageThe Catholic Writers Guild sponsors the online conference, as well as a live conference in July, and a semi-annual writers’ retreat in October. As a religious non-profit organization affiliated with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, the CWG uses these conferences to further its mission of promoting Catholic literature.

CWG President, Joseph Wetterling, says, “The Guild exemplifies the Catholic ‘both/and’ with writers from every part of the world, in every genre, and from every walk of life. We’re diverse in personality and style but united in our loyalty and love of the Catholic faith. The Catholic Writers Conference Live is a unique opportunity to come together in fellowship and sharpen each other toward our united mission: a rebirth of Catholic arts and letters.”

Registration costs $30 for CWG Members and $45 non-members. To register or for more information, go to

A to Z Blogging Challenge: W is for Writers Conference



“W” is for Writers Conference

A writers conference is a wonderful way to develop your writing skills and find fellowship with other authors.

Registration is open for the Catholic Writers Conference Live 2017.

When: July 18-21, 2017 (Tuesday to Friday)

Where: the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel, Schaumburg, Illinois

The theme for this conference is “The Catholic Imagination.” What makes Catholic creativity different, and how can we use that to craft works that are unique?

Come for:

  • workshops on marketing and writing
  • presentations on marketing and selling your work
  • in-person pitch sessions
  • group critique sessions
  • national CWG Members meeting (guest welcome)

You will have access to the Catholic Marketing Network trade show floor and an opportunity to meet publishers, vendors, and book store owners.

You will also have opportunities to visit the St. Maximilian Kolbe Shrine and the National Shrine of St. Therese.

This conference has much more to offer. So check it out!







April 1st Northeast Ohio Christian Writers Conference


This Saturday, April 1st, is the Northeast Ohio Christian Writers Conference.

If you are local or don’t mind the drive, it’s not too late to register! This conference is packed with so much. You don’t want to miss it!

I will be there too, presenting a book cover design workshop! Hope to see you there!

Location: Heritage Presbyterian Church, 515 N. Leavitt Rd., Amherst, Ohio 44001

Panels & Workshops:

Toying with Your Writing Dreams – Keynote Speaker, Jeanette Levellie
Self-Publishing 101 – Cassandra Morgan
The Spectrum of Christian Publishing Opportunities – Panel discussion
Write Your Non-Fiction Book in 24 hours – James O. Barnes
Creating Eye-Catching Book Covers – Theresa Linden
The Author as Marketer – Christine Benedict
The Things People Say: Finding the Funny – Irv Korman
Adding Light into the Darkness: Humor in More Serious Subjects – Debra Rose and Kelly Boyer Sagert
How Do You Deal With Writer’s Block? – Panel discussion
Storytelling: the Critical Elements – Panel discussion
Creating Characters Your Readers Will Love – Debbie Alferio
Buried Treasures: The Secret to Unearthing Hard to Find Information – Wendy Koile

Come to the reception at 6:oo PM, Friday, March 31st. Jeanette Levellie will be presenting “Humor Helps (And it Sells!)”  This event is open to the public. Come and mingle with other conference attendees, coordinators, presenters, and sponsors the night before the main event.

Learn more about keynote speaker, Jeanette Levellie.