CLASSEMINARS, INC. named Linda Gilden of Spartanburg, South Carolina, as Director of the new CLASS Christian Writers Conference (formerly Glorieta Christian Writers Conference) to be held November 4-8, 2009, in New Mexico.
The writers conference will be held at the Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico, and will feature Writing at the Ranch including intensive segments on fiction and non-fiction, workshops and tracks on the craft of writing, marketing, and career building for both beginners and advanced writers. The focus of the conference will also include spiritual development and formation for the writing life. “We see Writing at the Ranch to be a new and unique writers conference. Writers will discover new inspiration at this beautiful location and be given the opportunity to unleash the creative power within while building solid, lasting relationships with other writers and editors,” said Gilden.
Gilden is a well-known and respected author and speaker with more than twenty years experience in the publishing industry. She is author of Love Notes in Lunchboxes, Love Notes on His Pillow, and Mommy Pick Me Ups and writes regularly for national magazines and is editor of a monthly magazine. Gilden developed the popular Get Published Now program for CLASSEMINARS and is a regular presenter at writers conferences across the country. Gilden also owns a successful editing and ghostwriting business.
Gerry Wakeland, President of CLASSEMINARS INC, said of Gilden, “Linda brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to the director’s position. We are planning a new kind of writing conference where attendees will not only learn the craft of writing and the intricacies of the industry, but will also find time for renewal and spiritual awakening. Linda is just the person to lead us to new heights with this important conference.”
The Ghost Ranch, located near Sante Fe in Abiquiu, New Mexico, is an educational and retreat center. The 21,000 acre ranch is where Georgia O’Keefe painted her legendary landscapes and home of two world famous anthropology and paleontology museums. The writers conference was previously held at the Glorieta Conference Center.
For registration and other information, go to www.classeminars.org.
CLASSEMINARS, INC is a 501c3 corporation which presents training seminars for authors, speakers, and leaders throughout the United States and internationally. CLASSEMINARS, INC is not affiliated with CLASServices, Inc.