* January 31-Feb 3: Writing for the Soul Conference; Colorado Springs, Colorado. Contact: Paul Finch, Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild, 5525 N. Union Blvd., Ste. 200, Colorado Springs CO 80918; 866-495-5177; 719-495-5177; fax (719)495-5181; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.christianwritersguild.com. Speakers include: Lee Stroebel, Robin Jones Gunn, Richard Lederer, Sally Stuart. Editors and agents in attendance.
* February: Word Weavers Retreat; Lake Yale Retreat & Conference Center; Leesburg, Florida. Contact: Eva Marie Everson, 122 Fairway Ten Dr., Casselberry FL 32707-4823; 407-695-9366; PenNhnd@aol.com. Speaker: Don Aycock.
* February 6-8: Writer’s Symposium by the Sea; San Diego, California. Contact: Dean Nelson, Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Dr., San Diego CA 92106; Deannelson@pointloma.edu; www.pointloma.edu/writers. Speaker: Philip Yancey. Sometimes editors in attendance.
* February 15-16: American Christian Writers Dallas Conference; Dallas, Texas. Contact: Reg Forder, PO Box 110390, Nashville TN 37222; 1-800-21-WRITE; ACWriters@aol.com; www.ACWriters.com.
* February 22-23: American Christian Writers Oklahoma City Conference; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Contact: Reg Forder, PO Box 110390, Nashville TN 37222; 1-800-21-WRITE; ACWriters@aol.com; www.ACWriters.com.
* February 22-23: Castro Valley Christian Writers Conference; Castro Valley, California. Contact: Pastor John Drury, 19300 Redwood Rd., Castro Valley CA 94546; 510-886-6300; email@example.com. Speaker: Karen O’Connor.
* February 22-24: Writers Weekend at the Beach; Ocean Park, Washington. Contact: Birdie Etchison, PO Box 877, Ocean Park WA 98640-0877; 360-665-6576; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.patriciarushford.com. Sometimes has editors/agents in attendance.
* February 25-28: Catholic Screenwriters Workshop; Tucson, Arizona. Contact: Rev. Thomas Santa, CssR, 7101 W. Picture Rocks Rd., Tucson AZ 85743-9645 ; 866-737-5751; email@example.com; www.desertrenewal.org. Offers advanced track. Speaker: Virginia McCarthy.
* February 28-March 2: Florida Christian Writers Conference; Bradenton, Florida. Contact: Billie Wilson, director, 2344 Armour Ct., Titusville FL 32780; 321-269-5831; fax 321-264-0037; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.FLWriters.org. Editors and agents in attendance. Offers partial scholarships.