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Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mentoring Retreat

June 6-7, 2014 (Friday and Saturday)

Ramada Plaza Hotel
3333 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(616) 949-9222
Sleeping Room Block: $81 for one or two people

The retreat features more than twelve hours of small group and private manuscript consultation work; professional editing and critiquing of your manuscript during the retreat; teaching on how to evaluate, copyedit, and proofread manuscripts; plus the rewriting of your manuscript several times.

Mentoring groups include
• Article Writing
• Children's Writing
• Devotional Writing
• Nonfiction Book Writing
• Writing For Youth
• Fiction Book Writing and more!

Faculty includes
Holly Miller: Author, contributing editor of The Saturday EVening Post
James Watkins: Award-winning author and editor, professor Taylor University
Reg Forder: Director of American Christian Writers

A rare opportunity to have your own mentor/instructor. Only four to six students with each teacher. Personal attention and free consultations. Critiquing and rewriting of your manuscript. Learn how to think like an editor.

A hands-on writing experience. Ideal for the struggling writer

What those in attendance have said

"My mentor helped me greatly at the ACW writers' retreat in Nashville and went over my manuscript with an eagle's eye. Subsequently, my book Light in the Night was published and is now on sale nationwide." Rev. Lud Golz, Ohio

"The ACW writers' retreat was a great time of fellowship and learning. Within a year after the retreat, my book, Keeping His Pants On . . . Until He Gets Home was published by ACW Press and I starting appearing on TV talk shows in several major cities. I now speak at women's retreats and conferences across the country." Joyce Oglesby, Indiana

The friends I made at the ACW writers' retreat have stayed close to me ever since, and we've encouraged each other in our writing careers. It's a marvelous experience of learning, sharing, growing, and maturing as writers." Betsy Kalman, South Carolina


Registration and bookstore is open at 8 AM
Retreat officially begins at 9 AM
Lunch is served at 12:30 PM
Dinner is served at 6 PM
The day concludes around 9:30 PM

Bookstore opens at 8 AM
First meeting is at 9 AM
Lunch is served at 12:30 PM
Private Consultations at various times
Retreat concludes around 5 PM

$449 if paid prior to 30 days before event
$499 if paid after 30 days prior to event
$25 for spouse Friday evening dinner
$20 for spouse lunch Friday and/or Saturday
The retreat fee also includes coffee at breaks, lunch both days and the Friday dinner. Other meals are at your own expense.

We refund the full tuition except $50 administration fee if we are notified up to seven days prior to the conference. After that point no refunds are given.

For serious writers only
Because of the intense nature of the event we offer no scholarships, single-day participation, or discount for skipping meals. The tuition does not include transportation, accommodation or breakfast.

Book sales
Books of interest to writers will be on sale. You may bring your books to sell in the bookstore for a 20% fee.

Bring a manuscript
Bring seven copies of the first five pages of a manuscript. You will need a laptop computer to complete the assignments.

When you registration indicate the genre (e.g. fiction, nonfiction, poetry, article) of your manuscript. That will help us select the best mentor/instructor for you. Four to six weeks before the event we will inform you who your mentor will be. Please arrange your travel only after you have been assigned. If you are in a group too small (three or less) your payment will be returned.

To register, click here Be sure to provide your email address.

Please call 1-800-21-WRITE or email for a free writers information packet which explains the many services we offer.

American Christian Writers is a member of: Evangelical Press Association, Evangelical Christian Publishers Association and Global Network of Christian Ministries.