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 21-25.

 

 

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Faculty Interview with Robert Cook
Friday, December 15, 2017
Bethany Jett

Robert Cook has dedicated the last 20 + years of his life to reaching teens for Christ, the first 9 in traditional church youth ministry. The last 11, as the Executive Director and Pastor of 252 Underground Youth Ministry, a parachurch organization he founded in 2004.

Through practical experience gained in the trenches of frontline street ministry to the youth in his community, Robert breaks the stereotypical notion that this young generation does not care about the things of God. Robert has been the keynote speaker at several writers’ conferences around the country and is the winner of the Colorado Christian Writers Conference Pacesetter Award. Robert also won The Writer of the Year award in 2012 and 2016 at the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer's Conference

Robert is also the author of the award winning, best selling teen devotionals, REGENER8 and ILLUMIN8. His latest book, Youthanize the death of Traditional Youth Ministry just released in August 2017

Rob lives in Pennsylvania with his wife Stephanie and son, Christian, and pastors St. James Church in Philadelphia, PA.

 

Workshop Presented by Robert:

Hidden In Plain Sight
The world of 2017 has built a wall to resist the truths of God. It has become almost impossible to have an overtly Christian message read by a hostile, resistant audience. We need to conceal the seeds of truth in interesting stories that connect and open hearts and minds previously closed to the gospel message. This workshop will cover:

Make your writing relevant
How to write to be received
Is your writing worth reading
Are you using the right bait to catch your reader?

 

In this interview with author Robert Cook, he shares his love for writing for young adults, why you should always write, even when you don’t feel like it, and why you should have a “we’re sitting in a restaurant having a cup of coffee” mentality during the 15-minute appointments.