June: Dayton Christian Writers Guild Conference; Englewood, Ohio. Contact: Tina V. Toles, P.O. Box 251, Englewood OH 45322-2227; 937-836-6600; cell: 937-371-6083; Daytonwriters@ureach.com; www.daytonchristianwriters.com.
June: Southern Christian Writers Conference; Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Contact: Joanne Sloan, P.O. Box 1106, Northport AL 35473; 205-333-8603; fax 205-339-4528;SCWCworkshop@bellsouth.net
June 2-4: Catholic Media Convention; New Orleans, Louisiana. Contact: Thomas P. Conway, 205 W. Monroe St., Ste. 470, Chicago IL 60606; 312-380-6789; fax 312-361-0256; cathjourn@CatholicPress.org; www.CatholicMediaConvention.org. Sponsors an awards program. Editors and agents in attendance. Offers partial scholarships.
June 4-5: Annual Arkansas Writers Conference; Little Rock, Arkansas. Go to: www.geocities.com/penwomen. Sponsors 30 contests: one entry fee covers all contests.
June 5: American Christian Writers Conference; Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Reg Forder,P.O. Box 110390, Nashville TN 37222; 1-800-21 WRITE; ACWriters@aol.com; www.ACWriters.com. Editors and agents sometimes in attendance.
June 6-9: Glen Eyrie Writers Conference – Get Re-Inspired; Colorado Springs, Colorado. Contact: Craig Dunham, 3820 N. 30th, Colorado Springs CO 80904; 800-944-4536;719-634-0808; www.gleneyriegroup.org. Some editors and agents in attendance
June 9-12: Write-to-Publish Conference; Wheaton, Illinois (Chicago area). Contact: Lin Johnson, 9118 W. Elmwood Dr. #1G, Niles IL 60714-5820; 847-296-3964; fax 847-296-0754; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.WriteToPublish.com. Offers a Freelance Career Track. Editors and agents in attendance. No scholarships.
June 9-12: Cedar Falls Christian Writers’ Workshop; Riverview Conference Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Contact: Jean Vaux, 1703 Sunnyside Dr., Cedar Falls IA 50613;319-277-7444; fax 319-277-1721; Vauxcom@cfu.net; www.shellybeachonline.com. Speakers include: Mark and Jeanette Littleton. No agents or editors in attendance. Offers full and partial scholarships. Attendance limited to 35.
June 11-12: American Christian Writers Conference; Grand Rapids, Michigan. Contact: Reg Forder, P.O. Box 110390, Nashville TN 37222; 1-800-21-WRITE; ACWriters@aol.com; www.ACWriters.com. Editors and agents sometimes in attendance.
June 11-12: Kentucky Christian Writers Conference; Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Contact: Registrar@kychristianwriters.com; www.kychristianwriters.com. Speaker: Virginia Smith.
June 11-13: Conference on Humor, Hope, and Healing; Silver Bay Conference Center, New York . Contact: The HUMOR Project, Inc., 10 Madison Ave., Saratoga Springs NY 12866; 518-587-8770; email@example.com; www.humorproject.com.
June 13 – July 30: Iowa Summer Writing Festival; University of Iowa/Iowa City, Iowa. Contact: Amy Margolis, C215 Seashore Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA 52242-5000; 319-335-4160; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.uiowa.edu/~iswfest. For these two months you can sign up for 1-week or week-end workshops on a variety of topics. Write for a catalog.
June 17-19: Write! Canada Writers Conference; Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Shannon Liebold, P.O. Box 28087, Waterloo, ON, N2L 6J8, Canada; 519-886-4196; email@example.com; www.thewordguild.com. Offers an advanced track. Editors and agents in attendance. Offers full and partial scholarships.
June 17-21: Wesleyan Writers Conference; Middletown, Connecticut. Contact: Anne Greene, 294 High St., Rm. 207, Middletown CT 06459; 860-685-3604; fax 860-685-2441; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.wesleyan.edu/writers. Includes an advanced track. Editors and agents in attendance.
June 21-26: Southeastern Writers Assn. Annual Conference; St. Simons Island, Georgia. Contact: Sheila Hudson, registrar, 161 Woodstone Dr., Athens GA 30605; Sheilahudson@charter.net; www.southeasternwriters.com. Editors and agents in attendance. Contests listed on Website.
June 22-26: St. Davids Christian Writers’ Conference; Grove City College; Grove City, Pennsylvania. Contact: Audrey Stallsmith, 87 Pines Rd. E., Hadley PA 16130-1019;724-253-2738; email@example.com; www.stdavidswriters.com. Speakers: Jim Watkins, Virelle Kidder, and David Mills.
June 23-26: Speak Up with Confidence Seminar; Grand Rapids, Michigan. Contact: Carol Kent, 3141 Winged Foot Dr., Lakeland FL 33803-5437; toll-free 888-870-7719; 810-982-0898; fax 810-987-4163; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.SpeakUpSpeakerServices.com. Offers speaking seminars: advanced and in small groups.
June 27-July 1: International Christian Retail Show; St. Louis, Missouri. Contact: Scott Graham, Box 62000, Colorado Springs CO 80962-2000; toll-free 800-252-1950; 719-265-9895; fax 719-272-3510; email@example.com; www.christianretailshow.com. This is not an open event; entrance badges available only through bookstores or Christian book publishers.