Are you a Catholic writer loyal to the Magisterium and looking for a group of like-minded writers determined to assist each other in our publishing goals?
Are you an editor, publisher, or illustrator interested in furthering the development of quality faith-filled writings?
If so, the Catholic Writers' Guild may be for you.
The Catholic Writers Guild is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of faithful Catholic writers, artists, editors, illustrators, and allies. We are headquartered in Indianapolis. Our mission is to help build a vibrant Catholic literary culture by offering educational programs that encourage Catholic spiritual growth, teach Catholic writers about their craft as well as how to sell and market their work. We are faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.
Our regular and alumni members are practicing Catholic writers, while institutional members are persons or companies supportive of Catholic writing; institutional members need not to be Catholic, but sympathetic to Catholic practices and morals.
If there isn't a chapter, it's very easy to start one. Simply download our chapter kit, find a bunch of Catholic writer friends and get started.
The Catholic Writers Conference will be July 30-August 1, 2014 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel, in conjunction with the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show.
Click here to register.
This year's conference will be focused on "Perseverance." How do we continue to write our faith through the tough times? How do we run that race as our Lord asks? Our conference allows you to connect personally with Catholic publishers and retailers, to learn more about the art, show your work, learn the craft and network.
This year we are hosting:
•workshops on marketing and writing
•presentations on marketing and selling your work
•in-person pitch sessions
•group critique sessions
•national CWG Members meeting (guests welcome, of course)
We'll be announcing our presenters soon - so stay tuned.
CWG Member Registration $80.00
Guest Registration -i.e. additional registrants you are paying for (member) $80.00
Non-member Registration $85.00
Guest Registration i.e. additional registrants you are paying for(non-member) $85.00
CWG Membership + registration $110.00
Deacon, Priest, seminarian, or other religious No Charge
Deacon - guest registration No charge
Student Registration $45.00
Volunteer (must have approval from conference staff) No Charge
Presenter (must have approval from conference staff) No Charge
CMN Thursday Breakfast (optional) Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC -$16.00
Hotels: Booked under Catholic Marketing Network Room Block - $139 per night. All combined with daily Mass, rosary, adoration - how can you go wrong?
A fun, spiritual and inspirational time will be had by all!
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Guide our minds, our hearts, our hands,
as we write, speak, illustrate –
help our words to live in union with the Word.
Teach us discipline and skill
to use the talents God gives us.
Give us also insight and courage
to convey God's love through our craft,
and humility to be open
to His divine will, shaping our lives,
in loving loyalty to His Church.
In Christ's name,