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More Fall Conferences and Pascal’s Prayer

Information: More Fall Conferences

In my last post, I listed some fall conferences that I am considering. I live in western Tennessee, so I was looking for conferences located within a day’s drive of my home. Terry Whalin commented on that post and suggested a couple that are a bit far for me, but you may be interested in them. Check them out.

  • Write On! Writers Conference: Dayton (Ohio) Christian Scribes host the Write On! Writers Conference, Sept. 29-30. Terry Whalin is a keynote speaker. Meet and Greet occurs Friday night. The conference is all day Saturday. Details are all on Eventbrite here. At-the-door fee is $125. Get a discount by registering before September 28.
  • Indiana Faith & Writing Conference: Located in Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana, northeast of Indianapolis, this conference is one day only, October 21. Cost is $100. Details here. I considered this one, but I didn’t want to drive that far for a one-day conference.

Again, there is a listing of conferences on the Westbow Press website.

Inspiration: Pascal’s Prayer

Blaise Pascal was a French physicist, inventor, writer, and theologian of the 17th century. He is credited with the following prayer:

“Almighty God, who gave your servant Blaise Pascal a great Intellect, that he might explore the mysteries of your creation, and who kindled in his heart a love for you and a devotion to your service: Mercifully give us your servants, according to our various callings, gifts of excellence in body, mind, and will, and the grace to use them diligently and to your glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.”

What a great prayer for writers! Make it your own by inserting your name in place of Pascal’s. The language has been modernized. See more about Pascal and the original version of the prayer here.

Readers, feel free to recommend other conferences or share your thoughts about Pascal’s prayer in the comments. If you receive this post by email, please click on the title of the post to go to my site. Scroll down to Leave a Reply and comment there.

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2 Responses to More Fall Conferences and Pascal’s Prayer

  1. Terry Whalin August 12, 2017 at 8:40 am #


    Thank you for this post. Last week, you mentioned the new Ohio Christian Writers Conference on November 2-4: They are having video critiques for registrants before the conference (only for those who register). I’ve never seen this feature before at a conference. Also until Sept 1st they are offering a 20% off the registration at the event (something the faculty like me can offer). Here’s the discount code: PROMO20 that you use when you register. Hope your readers will take advantage of this great discount. Hope so meet many of them at the conference.


  2. Emily Akin August 14, 2017 at 10:55 am #

    I found the details about video critiques on the website. There is an extra charge of $35 for these critiques in addition to the registration fee. I’m thinking of attending, but I want to see the workshop schedule first.

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