Monday, January 24, 2011

Catholic Writers Conference Online March 21-27!

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CONTACT: Karina Fabian
Ann Margaret Lewis

For Immediate Release

Registration for Free Catholic Writers Conference Online Opens

World Wide Web—Are you a Catholic writer? Looking for an opportunity to learn more about writing and marketing, a chance to meet like-minded authors, and get an opportunity to pitch your work? Want it all for free—and without leaving your home? Catholic Writers’ Conference Online, which will be held March 21-27, 2011.

The conference is held via chats and forums at http:// Sponsored by the Catholic Writer’s Guild, the online conference is free of charge and open to writers of all levels who register before March 1, 2011.

"Each year, we have about 300 writers and around 50 presenters participate," said organizer Karina Fabian. “In addition to presentations and workshops covering a everything from idea generation to marketing your published work, we have crit groups and pitch sessions with Catholic and secular publishers. ”

Previously publishers hearing pitches have included well known Catholic publishers like Pauline, large Christian publishers like Thomas Nelson, and smaller presses like White Rose. This year, Fabian hopes to add some agents as well.

"Even in good economic times, it's hard for writers to attend live conferences," said Fabian, "but this year, we think it's even more important to help careers by utilizing an online format. We're so grateful that our presenters are willing to share their time and talent."

Although the conference is offered free of charge, donations are accepted; proceeds will go toward future conferences. Non-Catholics may attend, as long as they respect Catholic beliefs and the conference's Catholic focus.

To register or for more information, go to

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