Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference is one of the premiere conferences in the United States. It offers a wide variety of opportunities for all writers, no matter level of experience or genre. It is one of the few conferences that also has a variety of other chances for fellowship, worship, and recreation.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights the night owls have an opportunity to tell their story, hear a concert, learn writing software, and more. The Night Owl Sessions are held from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The conference theme is “Writing As Worship.” What better way to exemplify this theme than worship opportunities. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday open with Prayer and Praise led by Kim Bangs. Sunday morning there will be a hike to the cross and Palm Sunday worship and communion service.
Food and beverages spark social interaction. Meal times, of course, are a good time to meet new friends and catch up with those we’ve known for a while. On Thursday, First Timers Orientation and Returners Reunion are held in the afternoon. Don’t miss the Meet and Greet in the Commons following the orientation and reunion. Each evening when refreshments are served is a good time to unwind and make new friends.
Certified massage therapist Bianca Schmidt will be at our conference again this year doing table massages Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Light, relaxing Swedish massage: $60/hour. Deeper massage or injury-specific pain work: $10 extra. If you have time in your schedule, please feel free to sign up for a massage.
- Go Kayaking on Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon, and/or Monday morning. (Free for conferees!)
- Take a small-group Nature Hike on our campus trails Sunday afternoon. (Free for conferees!)
- Go on a Guided Mountain Bike Ride through the beautiful Henry Cowell State Park on Sunday afternoon. (Free for conferees!)
The Fieldhouse will open at Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon for foosball, pool, air hockey, ping pong, basketball, volleyball, and more
The Mount Hermon Bookstore and conference bookstore will be open each day with products from faculty members and attendees.
Want a Professional Head Shot?
If you don’t have a high-quality head shot, or if it’s been a while since you had yours taken, I encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity we’re offering this year.
The professional Mount Hermon photographers will be doing photo shoots at the conference for a very reasonable price. $75 for a 20-minute photo shoot in one or two locations, including digital photos. ($10 discount if you schedule in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.) Custom photo shoots are also available (by prescheduled appointment only, email@example.com). Check out for details.
Take a look at the schedule and plan now for learning, friendship, recreation, and worship.