Welcome to the Florida Christian Writers Conference! We are so glad you stopped by to check out what we have in store for you this year. This conference is nestled in the heart of Florida at Lake Yale Conference Center. The sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking, and the spreading Oak trees beckon you to sit beneath their limbs and write a page or two in your journal.

It’s an opportune week to meet agents and editors, award winning writers and others who have heard the same call to write.  Come attend workshops and continuing classes that will sharpen your pen, develop your platform, and strengthen your resolve. Critique groups, meetings with agents and editors, writing contests, and camaraderie with fellow writers make this week one to remember.

If you have a book inside of you, if you have the dream to publish that book, and you don’t know where to begin, come be encouraged and trained at the Florida Christian Writers Conference February 22-26.


Dr. Dennis Hensley will be our Keynote speaker and a workshop leader. We are looking forward to gleaning from his years in the industry, his expertise, and his heart. Click on the pages above to learn more about the conference directors, faculty and classes, and how to register. Also, read our blog to find out more about the publishing industry and preparation for the conference. Sign up for e-mail updates so you don’t miss great articles from our faculty. 

We hope you can join us!



Newest Blog

Faculty Interview with Linda Gilden
Monday, February 20, 2017
Bethany Jett



Linda Gilden is an experienced writer, speaker, editor, and writing coach. Author of the Love Notes series, Mommy Pick-Me-Ups, Mama Was the Queen of Christmas, PERSONALity Perspectives, Called to Write, and ghostwritten books. With over a thousand magazine articles to her credit, Linda Gilden is a regular columnist for Just18summers.com, presidentialprayerteam.com, andthewriteconversation.com. As a freelance editor and writing coach, she encourages others to make their writing the best it can be. As a member of the CLASS Seminar training staff, Linda enjoys helping others polish their speaking and writing skills on their journeys to clear, concise communication.

Linda will serve as Bookstore Manager for FCWC 2017.


Workshop Presented by Linda:

Multiply Your Message – Speaker to Writer

Speakers have a limited amounted of time to share their messages with their audiences. The size of the audience is also a fixed number rarely getting above a thousand. But a book or magazine articles can reach thousands if not hundreds of thousands more. So, all you have to do is transcribe your messages and get them into print, right? WRONG! Spoken messages can make great printed material but only if the proper writing techniques are applied. This workshop will help you take your spoken message to create multiple print pieces that will greatly expand the number of people you reach and produce quality products for your speaker’s book table.

In this interview with editor, author, and writing coach Linda Gilden, hear how God led her writing career through a “crooked route,”  excellent tips for getting the most out of fifteen-minute appointments, and how writers sometimes need to write what they don’t know. Linda, along with her husband John, will manage the FCWC Bookstore.