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Southern Christian Writer's Conference

  • First Baptist Church 721 Greensboro Avenue Tuscaloosa, AL, 35401 United States (map)

Friday, June 8, 2018 11:00 am- Saturday, June 9, 2018 4:00 pm

First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, AL

The 2018 Southern Christian Writers Conference — the 27th since its founding in 1992 — will be held Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with a line-up of 17 speakers and workshop leaders. Speakers will include editors, literary agents, novelists, nonfiction book authors, magazine writers, and others.

First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, AL

Melanie Dickerson and John Phillips will be the keynote speakers.

Dickerson, a bestselling writer and winner of multiple awards for her fiction, has published 14 novels. Her keynote address will be “Making Your Writing Dreams Come True.”

John Phillips — whose keynote address will be “How To Make a Full-time Living in Writing” — is one of the most prolific writers in America. He has published more than 100 books, more than 6,500 magazine articles, and several thousand newspaper columns.


 Joanne Sloan

 (205) 534-0595

Earlier Event: June 7
LGBTQ+ Spoken Word & Open Mic
Later Event: June 12
An Evening with John Meacham