Delmarva Christian Writers' Fellowship
Our Next Meeting
Saturday, April 19, 2014
GEORGETOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
9 to Noon
Facilitator: Claire Smith
9:00 Welcoming Hubbub and Refreshments
9:15 Opening Prayer and Devotional
9:20 Fellowship Updates (PLEASE BE BRIEF) “Blessing Box” $1 voluntary donation
10:00 Coffee Break and Fellowship
10:15 THIS MONTH'S FOCUS – Claire Smith: Writers' No-Nos
11:00 Manuscript Critiques or Free Write
Noon Closing Prayer and Clean Up
LUNCH at the Georgetown Family Restaurant (Dutch treat)
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.
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President Abe Lincoln makes a guest appearance for an interview at the DCWF January 18, 2014 meeting
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).
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).