Live Conference! July 26-July 29, 2016, Chicago, IL

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Mark your calendars and get your tickets! The Catholic Writers Conference – Live is  set for July 26-July 29, 2016  at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel, in conjunction with the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show. Registration is already open at this link.

This year’s conference theme is “Openness to God’s Will.” How can we know what God wants us to do with our careers, how can we follow him best with our talents? Our conference allows you to connect personally with Catholic publishers and retailers, learn more about the art, show your work, learn the craft, and network.

This year we are hosting:
•workshops on marketing and writing
•presentations on marketing and selling your work
•in-person pitch sessions
•group critique sessions
•national CWG Members meeting (guests welcome, of course)

Check the menu for presenters and the latest schedule.

Extra Events

We hold our conference in cooperation with the Catholic Marketing Network. This year, they are offering three special events. These special events are open to CWCL attendees, but cost extra. See the schedule and registration page for more details.

Tuesday, July 26, noon:  CMN hosts a lunch with retailers and this year it is being sponsored by Ave Maria Press and will feature Kelly Wahlquist a dynamic speaker, author, and founder of WINE (Women in the New Evangelization).

Tuesday, July 26, 3:30 PM – 10:00 PM Marytown Pilgrimage CMN is offering this unique opportunity to visit Marytown, the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe and National Center of the Militia Immaculata

Thursday, July 28, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast and Speaker: Please join us for a hot breakfast buffet with featured speakers, Conor Gallagher, Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, STL and Fr. Don Calloway, MIC sponsored by TAN-St. Benedict Press