WHAT IS THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN CHRISTIAN WRITING CONFERENCE?

The Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference allows participants the ideal opportunity to interact with editors, agents, professional and writers, offering outstanding workshops, continuing classes, practicums, and NextLevel classes in a wide array of creative categories. 

Whether you are a professional writer expanding your skills and networking contacts, or a new writer just beginning to chase your dream, then BRMCWC is the ideal opportunity to take your creative goals to a higher level.

AGENDA

Registration and check in on Sunday begins at 3:00 pm. The General Schedule is available here, and the pdf of the complete BRMCWC schedule will be posted in April. 

Sunday, May 21 - Conference Kick-off

  • 2-4 PM: Registration & Check-In
    5:30 PM: Dinner

Thursday, May 25 - Conference Conclusion

  • 12-1 PM: Lunch

**Hours are subject to change. Please check site for updates.

VENUE

Lifeway Ridgecrest Conference Center

Asheville, NC
Phone: 1-800-588-7222

*Please note: Physical address does not work in most GPS systems and mapping programs, please use the turn by turn directions provided above. The GPS Coordinates of Ridgecrest are 35 degrees 37' 16.36" N. by 82 degrees 16'38.03" W.

More about the venue

Room Rates

Rhododendron

$70 / night

Mt. Laurel

$70 / night

REGISTRATION RATES

Conference Time

PROGRAM FEE

$325

  • General Sessions
  • 15-Minute Appointments
  • Paid Critiques (optional)
  • Contests (optional)
  • *Anyone staying off campus wil pay an extra $25.

Rest Time

ACOMMODATIONS

Varies

    Meal Time

    MEAL PACKAGE

    $145/person

    • On-campus dining
    • All meals from Sunday dinner to Thursday lunch.

    FAQ

    How can I register?

    You can register online or by phone: 1-800-588-7222.

    Do I have to sign up for classes ahead of time?

    At BRMCWC, we do NOT require you to sign up for classes beforehand. We actually encourage you to begin praying and asking God to reveal what classes He would have you participate in. You can find a list of classes on our website, and opening night we’ll have the faculty introduce themselves and give you a brief description of what they’re teaching.

    Note: The only exception to this is practicums. There are some that require advance sign up. To sign up for those, email the instructor directly. (Their information will be listed with the class listings.) 

    Is there a dress code?

    General conference attire is business casual. There is a lot of walking up and down hills, so pack comfortable shoes. 
     

    Can I get a professional headshot taken?

    One opportunity that we like to offer our conferees is the chance to have professional headshots taken by our conference photographer. You will notice Mary Denman snapping pictures throughout the conference.

    She will also have an appointment sheet so that you can sign up to meet with her and have your picture taken. There is a minimal cost for this service, and we will have more information for you shortly. 
     

    When do I sign up for my 15-minute appointments?


    You will NOT sign up for 15-minute appointments until you get to the conference. These appointments are included in the registration fee. They are scheduled times for you to sit down with the author, agent, or editor of your choice and discuss your writing, brainstorm, or have them answer your questions. 

    Please consider ahead of time who you want to meet with. After our first group meeting on opening night, you'll choose two people to meet with and sign up for those appointments. The next morning after breakfast, you may sign up for any extra appointments you would like.

    How do I enter a contest?


    Eva Marie Everson is our contest director and works very hard every year to organize our contests. Please see the website for how to enter, and again, be sure to follow the submission instructions.

    Here are the 3 contests we offer:

    The BRMCWC Foundation Awards Contest:
    This has previously been known as the Unpublished Contest. You must be registered for the entire conference in order to compete. If you have been paid for your writing in any publication category, then you are ineligible for this contest in that category. (For example, if a publication paid you for a devotion, then you may not enter the contest in the devotion category, but you may enter in a different category.) You may enter in more than one category but we accept only one entry per category. page2image24672

    The Director’s Choice Award:
    The Director’s Choice Award is given to a published writer who is a past or current conferee. You’ve worked hard and it is our pleasure to recognize your achievement. We accept both fiction and non-fiction books for this contest.

    The Selah Awards:
    The Selah Awards are open to all published authors whose books were published between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 with either traditional or nontraditional publishers. If the book is co-authored, both authors must sign the entry form.