*February 16, 2008 is the date of a new event called National Christian Writers Conference and Book Expo, to be held in Virginia. It will be held at the Mount Gilead Baptist Church, 1057 Kennedy St., Norfolk VA 23513; http://www.nationalchristianwritersconference.com/. Director is Antonio L. Crawford, email@example.com. Contact information: PO Box 415, Highland Springs VA 23075; 804-998-8014. Details on Website.
* Another new event scheduled for April 16-18, 2008, is called Journalism Through the Eyes of Faith: Advocacy, Ethics, and Faith in an Election Year, and will be held at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Featured speakers are Ray Suarez, Jerry Mitchell, Jennifer Arul, and Ted Olsen. To register contact: Phyllis Alsdurf, Johnson Center for Journalism and Communication at Bethel University; firstname.lastname@example.org; 651-638-6149; or visit: www.bethel.edu/special-events/jtef.