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Presbyterian Writers Conference to Be Held at Louisville Seminary in May

Contact: Duane Sweep, Membership Secretary, Presbyterian Writers Guild, 612-868-0940, sweep1120@aol.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 29, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Presbyterian Writers Guild invites writers and aspiring writers to the third annual Presbyterian Writers Conference, May 16-17, at Louisville Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. This year's conference features Michael Jinkins, president of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, as the keynote speaker. Jinkins is a prolific author whose most recent books include "Called to Be Human: Letters to My Children on Living a Christian Life" and "Letters to New Pastors," both with Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan. A professional faculty, made up of editors, a publisher, a publicist, freelance writers, and authors, will teach a variety of workshops and be available for one-on-one appointments.

"I'm really looking forward to being at this year's conference," said Duane Sweep, the guild's membership secretary and this year's conference coordinator. "There are some great writers, who also happen to be great speakers, on tap for the seminar sessions."

Sweep said that the wide spectrum of class topics includes writing on environmental issues, drama, poetry, blogging, ghost writing, Presbyterian News writing, freelance writing, hymn text writing, and more. "There's a good selection of topics, and we think most everyone will be able to find something of interest in each time slot. There will also be an open session on the new Presbyterian Hymnal."

Louisville Seminary's William R. and Ellen Laws Lodge is the site for this year's conference. It is located in east Louisville's Cherokee Park district. Overnight accommodations are available at the lodge.

The cost to register is $350 for Presbyterian Writers Guild members and $375 for non-members. Online registration can be completed at www.regonline.com/register/checkin.aspx?EventID=946660.  

A limited number of scholarships are available to defray the cost of registration. Those interested in seeking scholarship assistance should contact Jane Hines at janedhines@netzero.net.

For more information about the conference, contact Duane Sweep, membership secretary of the Presbyterian Writers Guild, at sweep1120@aol.com or 612-868-0940. Periodic conference updates will appear on the PWG website: www.presbywriters.org.