* January 12-14: American Christian Writers Directors’ Forum; Nashville, Tennessee. Contact: Reg Forder, P.O. Box 110390, Nashville TN 37222; 1-800-21-WRITE; ACWriters@aol.com; www.ACWriters.com.
* January 22-25: New Zealand Christian Writers Conference; Narrows Park, Hamilton, New Zealand. Contact: Janet Fleming, Box 115, Kaeo 0448 New Zealand; Mjflamingos@xtra.co.nz; www.freewebs.com/nzchristianwritersguild.
* January 29-31: Word Weavers Retreat ; Lake Yale, Florida. Contact: Larry J. Leech II,911 Alameda Dr., Longwood FL 32750; 407-925-6411; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.wordweaversonline.com. No editors or agents in attendance. Offers two full scholarships.
* February 8-17: Israel Tour for Christian Writers; Israel. Contact: Reg Forder, PO Box 110390, Nashville TN 37222; 1-800-21-WRITE; ACWriters@aol.com; www.ACWriters.com.
* February 18-21: Writing for the Soul Conference; Colorado Springs, Colorado. Contact: Admissions Mngr., Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild,5525 N. Union Blvd., Ste. 200, Colorado Springs CO 80918; 866-495-5177; fax 719-495-5181; email@example.com; www.christianwritersguild.com. Max Lucado, Philip Yancey, and Phil Vischer are keynote speakers. Editors and agents in attendance. Partial scholarships available.
*February 19-20: Castro Valley Christian Writers Conference; Castro Valley, California. Contact: Pastor Jon Drury, 19300 Redwood Rd., Castro Valley CA 94546; 510-886-6300; firstname.lastname@example.org. Usually no editors or agents in attendance.