My friend Camille has written a lovely tribute of the Mount Hermon conference. And, she’s highlighting a way to get a discount. If you are serious about your journey toward publication, you really should make the necessary sacrifices to attend a conference this year. And, hey, I’ll be there teaching BOOT CAMP FOR WRITERS! Come one, come all!
Mount Hermon Christian Writer’s Conference, being held April 3-7 2009, has made a tremendous offer. If you have never been to this conference, and if you register to attend between March 9-April 1, AND if you mention on your registration form that someone who is already registered (like me or someone else that you know) has invited you, you will receive $200 off the price of the conference!
The regular cost varies according to your room choice, it ranges from $845 and up – so minus $200 if you take them up on this offer and attend this 5 day conference for $645. This price includes EVERYTHING: conference tuition, materials, accommodations, totally excellent food, (it is really good!) snacks between sessions, and all the editor/agent appointments and high quality workshops, morning tracks and keynote evening sessions you would expect from a professional writer’s conference. The morning mentoring tracks are awesome too (10 students-to-1 teacher, intense daily critique sessions) but you need to sign up for those ahead of time and those cost a little extra.
But even though it is a professional conference, the atmosphere is casual, serene and inviting. Mt Hermon is a sprawling, secluded campground nestled into a gorgeous redwood forest and includes scenic hiking/running trails. The evening sessions are awesome, beginning with a sweet time of worship (I love it when hundreds of people from various places and backgrounds worship the Lord together…makes me think of what it will be like in heaven…). The setting is beautiful, peaceful and inspiring! Of course, the company isn’t bad either. You’ll meet editors, agents and Christian writers from every facet of the media. I made some great friends with whom I still keep in contact. It really is a wonderful conference. I came away from it last year full, excited, changed and inspired.
If you sign up, I or the person you mention will get to share in the savings too. So everyone will benefit! If you have never been to Mt Hermon and you register BETWEEN MARCH 9 and APRIL 1st and give the name of the person who invited you, that person will also get $200 refunded back from our conference cost. I think this is a huge offer on their part, and certainly makes going to a high quality Christian writer’s conference more affordable for us all.
Are you up for it? I had the most amazing time last year. I hope you will consider going with such a huge discount being offered. It is well worth the price! And southwest air is running some pretty cheap fares now. Let me know if you decide to go on my invitation. I would love to see you there.
In Awe of God’s Grace,