2021 SCWC Speakers

Learn more about our keynoters, workshop leaders, agents, & publishers. (Note below if they will be presenting in-person or virtually; ALL participants will have access to ALL sessions.)

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Ginger Rue

Keynote Presentation: "For the Lord"

Workshop: "Hooks and Gimmicks"

IN PERSON

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Todd Gerelds

Keynote Presentation: "Writing from Life Experiences"

Workshop: "From Book to Film"

IN PERSON

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Sally Apokedak

Agent

Apokedak Literary Agency

One-on-one consultations

VIRTUAL

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Stephanie Bain

Workshop: "Book Trailers and Other Innovative Marketing Techniques"

VIRTUAL

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David Bennett

Workshop: ""What Editors Wish You Knew"

VIRTUAL

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Mary Claire Branton

Publisher

Charlie's Port

One-on-one consultations

VIRTUAL

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Mitzi Eaker

Workshop (with Cindy Jones): "Best Practices for Managing your Social Media"

VIRTUAL

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Martine Bates Fairbanks

Publisher

Soncoast Publishers

One-on-One consultations

VIRTUAL

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Laurie Stroud Franklin

Workshop: "Writing for Religious Magazines"

IN PERSON

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Denise George

Workshop: "Telling Your Story: The Power of Memoirs"

IN PERSON

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Linda Holloway

Workshop: "Writing Children's Books"

IN PERSON

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Rob Jackson

Publisher

Soncoast Publishers

One-on-one consultations

VIRTUAL

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Cindy Jones

Workshop (with Mitzi Eaker): "Best Practices for Managing your Social Media"

VIRTUAL

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Katy Kauffman

Editor

Refresh Bible Studies

One-on-one consultations

VIRTUAL

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Kwoya Fagin Maples

Workshop: "Introduction to Documentary Poetry"

IN PERSON

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LaDonna McCann

Workshop: "Hearts and a Plan: Improve Productivity Using Personal Planning"

VIRTUAL

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Tia McCollors

Workshop: "Fiction that WOWS!"

VIRTUAL

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Joe McKeever

Workshop: "Turning Blogs into Books"

VIRTUAL

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Edwina Perkins

Workshop: "Between the Lines: The Need for Diversity in Publishing"

One-on-one consultations (Harambee Press)

VIRTUAL

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Karen Porter

Workshop: "Working with a Christian Book Publisher"

One-on-one consultations (Bold Vision Books)

VIRTUAL

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Stephanie Rodda

Workshop: "Journal Here, Journal There, Journal Everywhere: The Benefits of Spiritual Journaling"

IN PERSON

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Ellen Sallas

Workshop: "Creating Dynamic Characters"

One-on-one consultations (The Author's Mentor)

IN PERSON

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Christopher Sloan

Workshop: "The Writer as Image of God: Spiritual Disciplines for Writers"

IN PERSON

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David Sloan

Workshop: "10 Gems of Writing Wisdom, From Samuel Johnson to Stephen King"

iN PERSON

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Apryl Thomas

Workshop: "Travel Writing"

VIRTUAL

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William Thornton

Workshop: "You Can Look It Up! How to research (and use it) in your writing”

IN PERSON

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Michael Webb

Workshop: "Copyright 101 for Writers"

VIRTUAL

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Theresa Wilson

Workshop: "Writing with Purpose"

VIRTUAL

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Cheryl Wray

Workshop: "Query Letters and Book Proposals"

One-on-one consultations (SCWC Books & Southern Story Books)

IN PERSON

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Delaney Wray

Workshop: "Resources for Studying, Translating, and Interpreting Scripture in your Writing"

IN PERSON