Hurrah for Omega Writers!
Does that sound a bit like Enid Blyton’s Famous Five? Perhaps, but ‘hurrah’ sounds like the best word to use on this occasion.
Omega Writers as an organisation of Australasian Christian writers is steadily gaining momentum every year, and this year is no different. I need to catch you up on how things are progressing, and encourage you once again: if you are not yet a member, jump on board and invest in this venture whose purpose is to benefit you in as many ways as we can think of. Please click here to re-watch the You Tube video that will tell you why. (NB there has been a small increase in membership since this video was made).
OMEGA WRITERS CONFERENCE 2017
It’s happening! Our conference committee have been pulling together a brilliant program for writers, editors and publishers to be a part of, and it is my job to get you to go to the website and take a look. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. You will get great professional input, collegial encouragement, opportunity to connect with publishers and editors and fellowship that is on a level that relates to YOU – the writer. We can go to church all year and mix with other Christians, and this is lovely, but how often do you get to really connect with Christian writers – you know, those crazy people who think like you do, in terms of plot, character, narrative and story idea. It is something that will fuel you, and I can’t encourage you enough to hop online now and at least see if it is possible for you to attend.
EARLY BIRD RATE ENDS NEXT WEEK!! Now is not the time to procrastinate people!
Oh, and we have not one, but two international speakers lined up alongside some outstanding Australasian speakers and workshop facilitators.
Click Here for more details about how to register
Click Here for more details about the speakers
Now, lastly, but most importantly, I need to tell you about this year’s new initiative. Some of our volunteer team have been contacting businesses and organisations to see if they would be willing to partner with us in the promotion of Christian writing in our region. I am pleased to say that we have eight partner sponsors so far, with the possibility of more. (If you have a small business and you’d like to sponsor, send me an email and I’ll send you the sponsorship proposal package to consider).
What I would love you to do is to click onto our website and check out our official sponsors.
We have a screen print and embroidery business – Cam Print – who has sponsored, so if you’re looking for t-shirts, ball caps, aprons or letter jackets with your logo, Cam Print will help you Australia wide.
We have video producer – Simon Malcolm Productions – on board as a partner sponsor, so if you’re looking for a video promotion, corporate training video or any audio video need, go to their website and check them out.
We have editorial, design and publishing-assist businesses who have sponsored, including Christian Editing Services, Book Whispers, Finesse Writing and Editing, Breath of Fresh Air Publishing and an American design company, Roseanna White Designs. Please, please, please check out their websites and see if they offer something that will suit your needs.
There are a couple of other minor sponsors as well who have decided to support Australasian Christian writing – Eastern College and Focus on the Family.
Please support us by supporting our partner sponsors.
There is much more happening with Omega Writers: The Caleb Prize awards evening looks like it is going to be a great night of celebration and entertainment.
I have also been liaising with one of our major booksellers to see if they would visit our conference and meet some of our more prominent published authors and publishers.
There have been some great chapter events held around the country, and it is great to see this groundswell of Christian writers who are forming friendships and networks.
So in summary:
- If you’re not yet a member, help us support you by supporting us with financial membership
- If you haven’t registered for this year’s exciting international conference, now is the time!
- Please support us by supporting our partner sponsors – check them out here.
Blessings to you all and can’t wait to catch up with you late October.
Omega Writers Australasia President
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