Wednesday, July 25, 2012

2012 Catholic Writers' Guild Conference in Arlington, Texas

Last Saturday during the meeting of the Catholic Writers of St. Louis, our leader Denise Montgomery gave a brief overview of the Catholic Writers' Guild Conference, which will be held in Arlington, Texas August 29-31.

The focus of this year's conference will be on "writing and the new evangalization."

Some conference features include:
Workshops on marketing and writing
Pitch sessions
Group critiques
Publishers panels

Publishers include: Ignatius Press, Ave Maria Press, St. Anthony Messenger, Pauline Books and Media, and others.

Presenters will be: Patti Armstrong, Faher Andrew Apostoli, Ann Lewis, Claudia Volkman, and several more. Click here for more information on presenters.

Sadly, my schedule doesn't permit me to attend this year, but I hope to make it next year.

To find out more about the conference, contact Ann Lewis, President of the Catholic Writers' Guild at


  1. Little known fact: I lived in Arlington, TX till I was seven.

    Well-known fact: It is EXTREMELY hot in Arlington, TX in August.

    Maybe next year it'll be someplace a little cooler? :-)

    1. Hi Cathy,

      So, if you lived in Texas then moved to Georgia, does that make you a Lone Star Peach?

      I'm not sure about where the conference will be next year.

      And I think it's hot in August just about everywhere this year. Our expected temperature here in Missouri today is 107.

      Stay cool,

  2. Have you attended this conference before then, Donna?
    I am curious if you take St. Anthony's of last magazines with regular fiction!
    Oh, SO SO hot!!!!

  3. Hope you make it next year. And by then, that it isn't cooler in hot Arlington than it is here.

  4. Sounds like we're all feeling pretty hot, hot, hot!

    Critter Alley

  5. Don't you wish you could travel to all the conferences you wanted to?


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