SPEAKERS

 
 

      2019 WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

The 2019 Workshop will be held

Friday and Saturday, June 7-8

Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala., at First Baptist Church

Time: Registration will start at 11 a.m. Friday, and sessions at 1:00 p.m.

On Saturday, doors will open at 8:00 a.m. The workshop will end at 4:00 p.m.

Three of our SCWC staff members — Cheryl Wray, David Sloan, and Christopher Sloan — all of whom are successful published writers, will also give presentations. You can check them out by clicking here.

LINKS:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER  -  EVA MARIE EVERSON


KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “What’s That Your Hold in Your Hand?”

WORKSHOP SESSION: “The All-Important First Five Pages”



Eva Marie Everson is a s a Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) bestselling and multiple award-winning author of 36 fiction and nonfiction titles. She is the president of Word Weavers International and the director of Florida Christian Writers Conference. Her books have been published by Tyndale House, Revell, Abingdon, and other leading Christian houses; her most recent books are The Final Race (Tyndale) and A Southern Season (Firefly).

KEYNOTE SPEAKER  -  JOHN HERRING 


KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “Last Lines”

WORKSHOP SESSION: “Working with Christian Publishers”


John Herring is the CEO of Iron Stream Media, a Christian publishing company that is made up of the New Hope Publishers, Iron Stream Books, Ascender Books, and New Hope Kids imprints. Iron Stream also publishes the popular Life Bible Study and Student Life Bible Study Brands providing Bibles, Bible study teaching plans, devotionals, and discipleship curriculum.



We will have 15 other speakers. As soon as the entire faculty is finalized, we will post information of this website.

WORKSHOP INSTRUCTIONAL SESSION LEADERS

KAREN MOORE  -  Topic: “How To Make Your Idea Big

Enough for a Book”


Karen Moore is an award-winning author of more than sixty books.

Her inspirational and devotional books cover a wide range of topics and include daily devotionals and gift book formats. She is a regular author with Christians Art Gifts and has published with Simon & Schuster, Faith Words, Thomas Nelson, and Abingdon Press.

Her numerous books for children include How Noah Knew What to Do, illustrated by the renowned artist Pete Kersten, and two books for the “Little Angels” series with Roma Downey. She works to develop children’s books and specialty concepts for several publishers.

She also utilizes her writing talents as a greeting card professional. She teaches greeting card writing and has published nearly 10,000 greeting cards. She works with American Greetings, DaySpring Cards, and other publishers to develop card lines and concepts.

She also has written several books for teens and tweens, including one for Joyce Meyer.

She is a much sought after conference speaker and a mentor for authors and other aspiring artists. She addresses a variety of inspirational, motivational, and practical writing tips to writer’s groups and other specialty groups across the country.

Her work in all the areas of publishing has served her well as a mentor and coach for authors. She listens with her heart, writes with compassion, and filters out what’s important. Karen’s goal is always to create the best possible work for her readers and her clients.

She has an M.Ed. degree and has taught in both grade schools and colleges.

BRUCE R. BARBOUR  -  Topic: “How To Prepare a Book Proposal

That Will Get an Agent's Attention


Bruce Barbour is one of the world’s most notable names in Christian publishing.

    He is the fourth generation of a publishing family that has served authors and publishers for more than 140 years. In 1870, his great-grand uncles, Fleming H. Revell and Dwight Moody, started publishing Christian books.

   Among his various activities, he co-founded Barbour and Company and served as its executive vice president from 1983 to 1986. Today it is a leading Christian publisher. He has held executive positions at several publishing houses, including Fleming H. Revell Company (family-owned business sold in 1979), Barbour and Company, Thomas Nelson (VP, Publisher, 1986-1993), and Random House (VP, Publisher, 1994-1996).

    In 1997, Bruce founded Literary Management Group, Inc., a full-service literary agency and publishing consulting firm that has represented best-selling authors and properties including Zig Ziglar, Sandra Felton, and The Beginner’s Bible and consulted with publishing houses including Thomas Nelson, Zondervan, Gospel Light, Pneuma Life, Legacy, New Hope, White Stone Books, and others. His expertise in editorial, sales, marketing, and management provides superior counsel and ad­vice for both authors and publishers.

    At the SCWC, he will be available for free, individual consultations.

Three LITERARY AGENTS will be available throughout the conference for individual sessions with attendees. You can find detailed information about them below.

They are Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency and Bruce Barbour and Karen Moore (husband and wife) of the Literary Management Group.

Julie Gwinn, has worked in Christian publishing for more than a decade, with B&H Publishing Group and Abingdon Press. The Seymour Agency works with both established and aspiring authors.

Bruce Barbour in 1997, drawing on his extensive background in publishing, founded Literary Management Group, a full-service literary agency and publishing consulting firm that has represented many best-selling authors and properties.

Karen Moore has held executive positions at Thomas Nelson, American Greetings, DC Cook, and Gibson Greetings. She has agented, written, and published children’s and a variety of other books.

For registration information, click here.

iF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT REGISTRATION, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US AT scwritersconference@gmail.com

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE ‘NATIONAL AWARD FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF WRITING’ WILL BE GIVEN DURING THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE. THE RECIPIENT WILL BE RAMONA RICHARDS. For details, click here: Writing award.