OUR NEXT MEETING - September 17, 2016 

9 to Noon

Georgetown Presbyterian Church

Tunnell Hall

203 N. Bedford Street

Georgetown, DE 19947

Find Out About Flash Fiction

Rebecca Jones, meeting facilitator for September 2016

Rebecca Jones, storyteller extraordinaire, will be leading our September meeting. Stay tuned for more about the Flash Fiction the topic she'll be teaching.

Vine & Vessels Christian Writers Conference

"Fall Into Writing"

 

Sat., October 15, 2016

8 AM - 3 PM

Crossroad Community Church
20684 State Forest Road, Georgetown, DE 19947

 

Co-hosted by three Sussex County Christian Writers Fellowship groups:
Vine & Vessels Christian • Delmarva Christian Writers’ Fellowship

• Kingdom Writers Fellowship

WRDE-TV Contest with Cash Prizes

Deadline Sept. 28, 2016

In conjunction with the Vine & Vessels Christian Writers Conference, WRDE-TV is sponsoring a Jingle Contest to promote Delmarva’s Own Coast TV station. Cash prizes will be awarded at the October 15th conference: $100 first prize, $50 second prize, and $25 third prize.

 

Contest Rules

  • Entrants must be registered for the Vine & Vessels Christian Writers Conference.
  • Jingle must be in singable poem form but doesn’t need to rhyme.
  • It must be either 15 or 30 seconds in length (they deal in minutes, not words).
  • WRDE will choose the winners which will be announced at the conference.
  • Winning entries may be used on TV, radio, online, print, and/or other.
  • Each winner must sign a no-royalty usage release.
  • Submissions must be received by Wilma Caraway no later than midnight on Wed., Sept. 28, 2016 (wiletc@comcast.net, 20234 Gum Island Road, Georgetown, DE 19947)

 

Tune in and get familiar with WRDE-TV! Comcast: 9 & 809; Mediacom: 9 & 809; Dish Network: 31; DirecTV: 31, Over-The-Air: 31.1. Hints:  Coast TV; local news, weather, and sports; NBC Programs; station is two years old; Bob Backman is the owner of one TV station: WRDE. 

Meeting Schedule

DCWF meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month (with a few exceptions). Click here for the agenda and meeting dates and locations. We're a friendly group, eager to share resources about conferences, books, websites -- anything that will strengthen us as Christians who write. We hope you'll feel right at home from your first visit. If you ever find an exception to that, let us know!

Call for Submissions

If you're interested in submitting your manuscript for publication, we often have opportunities that we'll post on this page. One of our award-winning authors, Wilma Caraway, is compiling an anthology about things that kids say. Click this page to find out more.

 

 

 

 

Manuscript Critiques

At our regular meetings, we have a critique session, so bring your manuscript (8-10 copies of up to five double-spaced pages). No trembling, new folks--we'll point out the strengths as well as observations of areas that could be improved.

 

 

Pictures from our 2014 Collins Pond Retreat

Pictures from our 2013 Collins Pond Retreat

Pictures from our 2012 Collins Pond Retreat

 

 Purpose of DCWF

 

  • To encourage Christians on the Delmarva Peninsula to write with excellence in as many ways as possible, as diligently as possible. (Just imagine the impact if every believer who ever thought of writing were to put those words on paper and share them with a few close friends. From letters to articles to books and self-publishing, opportunities abound.)

 

  • To knit a strong foundation of encouragement, undergirding, and support, spurring one another on toward love and good deeds–all the more as we see the Day approaching (Hebrews 10:24-25). The word "Fellowship" in our name is as important as "Writing."

 

  • To provide training for excellence through seminars, publications, critiquing, guest speakers, etc., so that we may present ourselves to God as workers who do not need to be ashamed and who correctly handle the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).

 

2012 Collins Pond Writers' Retreat
We're a friendly group! Whether you're a beginning writer or published author, Delmarva Christian Writers' Fellowship is eager to come alongside to help. We offer encouragement, inspiration, writing resources, education, prayer, and fellowship.

 

 

What you can expect from DCWF

 

Here we are at our monthly meeting in Oct. 2008 where our teaching was about manuscript formatting and how to navigate Microsoft Word. It is becoming more common for our members to bring their laptops. We're doing our best to keep abreast of the leaps and bounds of technology.

 

Established in 1993, the group has approx. 45 members on the rolls with an average attendance of 8 to 15 and a regional mailing list of 130. The majority are new writers who are mentored by those of us who have been published. It is an informal gathering for critiquing and encouragement with numerous resources to build up the Christian who writes.

 

There is  no membership fee, no "formal" agenda, and no pressure, but we do hold one another accountable to see progress in our writing.

 

We meet once a month, the third Saturday, from 9 until 12:30 (sometimes 10 to 2). Our meetings typically include a devotional, shared information, a teaching, critique groups, and prayer. Friendships are fostered over lunch and between meetings. On occasion, we host day-long writing seminars or retreats.  

 

A number of our members attend regional or national conferences (visit www.writehisanswer.com for links to the Philadelphia and Colorado conferences).

 

 

President Abe Lincoln makes a guest appearance for an interview at the DCWF January 18, 2014 meeting

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