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Christian Writers Conference 2021

Invest in your future as a writer! For over 50 years, Mount Hermon has provided inspiration, encouragement, direction, refreshment, training, and unique networking opportunities for countless writers. Numerous key business relationships have been formed here, along with longtime friendships among kindred spirits. Come to receive whatever special blessings God has for you at this juncture of your writing journey.
Early-Bird Discount!
Register for the 2021 Conference by May 31 and receive a $150 discount. From June 1 through February 1, receive a $75 discount.
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  5 Days
  March 26–30, 2021
  Pre-Conference March 24–26
  Conference Center

Take the next step on your writing journey!

See what the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference could do for you.

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Meet our

2021 Keynote Speakers

Charles Martin

Keynote Speaker
Charles Martin is the New York Times best-selling author of fifteen books, published in more than thirty-five countries and translated into as many languages. His titles include:
Long Way Gone (winner of the 2017 Christy Book of the Year award) Chasing Fireflies (winner of the 2007 RT Reviewers Choice award) When Crickets Cry (winner of the 2007 Christian Book award for fiction)

Charles also wrote Send Down the Rain, The Dead Don’t Dance, and The Mountain Between Us (on which the blockbuster movie was based—with the usual Hollywood changes).

In a departure from his novel writing, Charles Martin’s latest book shares key moments from his own journey as a disciple and bondservant of Christ, using a storyteller’s imagination to illuminate key moments of the Scriptures, primarily from the life and ministry of Jesus. What If It’s True? launches in January and will be available at the Mount Hermon conference in 2020.

Charles and his wife, Christy, live in Jacksonville, Florida, with their three boys. Find out more at charlesmartinbooks.com

Steven James

Keynote Speaker
Steven James is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen novels. He has served as a contributing editor to Writer’s Digest magazine and is the author of the groundbreaking book Story Trumps Structure as well as the guidebook used by thousands of novelists, Troubleshooting Your Novel, both from Writer’s Digest Books. When he’s not working on his next novel, Steven teaches at writers conferences and retreats around the globe. Steven’s latest book, a near-future sci-fi thriller called Synapse, released on October 8. For more information, visit his website at stevenjames.net

  • ACTIVITIES

    Afternoon Workshops

  • ACTIVITIES

    Critique Team

  • ACTIVITIES

    General Session

  • ACTIVITIES

    Major Morning Tracks

  • ACTIVITIES

    Mentoring Clinics

  • ACTIVITIES

    One-on-One Appointments

  • ACTIVITIES

    Palm Sunday Service

  • OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

    Sequoia Aerial Adventure

  • OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

    Redwood Canopy Tour

Schedule

Select a day to get an idea of what we'll be doing.

When What
4:30 PM–5:30 PM Check-in time for Pre-Conference
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Pre-Conference Mentoring Clinics Begin
When What
9:00 All day Pre-Conference Mentoring Clinics Continue
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Faculty Meeting
9:00 PM Refreshments
When What
8:00 AM–2:00 PM Airport Shuttles
9:00 AM Hospitality Center Open
12:15 PM Conference Begins | Lunch
1:45 PM–2:45 PM First timer's Orientation | Returners Reunion
3:00–4:00 PM Meet & Greet in the Fieldhouse
4:30–5:30 PM Workshops I
6:00–7:00 PM Dinner
7:00–8:45 PM General Session
8:45–9:45 PM Refreshments, Writers Bookstore Open
When What
7:15 AM Prayer & Praise
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00–10:30 AM Major Morning Tracks | Morning Mentoring Clinics
11:00–12:00 PM Major Morning Tracks | Morning Clinics
12:15 PM Lunch
1:45–2:45 PM Workshops II
2:45–3:15 PM Refreshments Break
3:15–4:15 PM Workshops III
4:30 PM Publishing Panel
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM General Session
9:00 PM Refreshments, Night Owls, Writers Bookstore Open
When What
6:00 AM Hike to the Cross
7:15 AM Prayer & Praise
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00–10:30 AM Major Morning Tracks | Morning Mentoring Clinics
11:00–12:00 PM Palm Sunday Worship Service & Communion
12:15 PM Lunch
1:45–2:45 PM Workshops IV
2:45–3:15 PM Refreshments Break
3:15–5:45 PM Break with Activity Options
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM General Session
9:00 PM Refreshments, Night Owls, Writers Bookstore Open
When What
7:15 AM Prayer & Praise
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00–10:30 AM Major Morning Tracks | Morning Mentoring Clinics
11:00–12:00 PM Major Morning Tracks | Morning Clinics
12:15 PM Lunch
1:45–2:45 PM Workshops V
2:45–3:15 PM Refreshments Break
3:15–4:15 PM Workshops VI
4:15–5:30 PM Marketing Panel
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Awards Ceremony | General Session
9:00 PM Autograph Party & Jazz Band in Dining Hall | Writers Bookstore Open
When What
8:00 AM Breakfast | Closing Ceremony
8:00 AM Shuttles to SJ Airport Begin

2021 Pricing

  • Pre-Conference Clinics March 24–26
    Get a jump-start on the main conference by signing up for a pre-conference mentoring clinic!

    The Pre-Conference Mentoring Clinics are designed to give beginning, intermediate, and advanced writers an opportunity to focus on developing their projects or to support other areas of their writing career. Each clinic combines learning in a small-group setting, a mentor critique of your work in progress, and a one-on-one consultation with your mentor.

    Participation in a Pre-conference Clinic is by application only. If you are accepted, the Registration team will be contacted and will register you for the same housing division you chose for the Main Conference.

     
      Single Occupancy Multiple Occupancy
    Deluxe $585 $485
    Standard $540 $440
    Economy $470 $370
    Dorms $450 $350
    No Housing $255
    Pre-Conference Only
    Surcharge
    $195 $195
    • A $50 deposit is required at time of registration.
    • Balance is due for Conference one month prior to event.
  • Main Conference March 26–30
      Adult
    Single Occupancy
    Adult
    Double Occupancy
    Adult
    Triple Occupancy
    Adult
    Quad Occupancy
    Teen
    Double Occupancy
    Deluxe $1990 $1440 $1345 $1285 $1026
    Standard $1860 $1330 $1255 $1200 $972
    Economy $1720 $1220 n/a n/a $931
    Dorms $1280 $1185 n/a n/a n/a
    Program & Meals only: $1040 $765

    If you are interested in coming a night early, contact the Registrar at (888) 642-2677.
    Cost: $120 Includes dinner on the day of arrival and breakfast the following day.

    • A $200 deposit is required at time of registration.
    • Balance is due for Conference one month prior to event.
  • Discounts
    Early Bird Discount

    Register by May 31 and receive a $150 discount. From June 1 through February 1, receive a $75 discount.

     
    Registering a group?

    Register as a group of 5 or more and save $50 per person. Call 888.642.2677 for group registration.

     
    Discount for College Students

    20% off the conference price for full-time college students. Complete your registration and contact the Main Registrar at info@mounthermon.org to receive your discount.

     
    Discount for Teens

    Teen discount is included in discounted rates above.

    *Discounts may not be combined.

  • Adults Accompanying Minors

    A parent or guardian is required to attend and room with any teen who is a minor (under 18). Lodging may be in the economy, standard or deluxe housing, as available upon registration.

    Adults who accompany minors may pay the full amount and participate in everything the conference has to offer. Or they can skip the instructional sessions and appointments and take $500 off registration/meals/housing. Non-participating parents may attend the First-Timers Orientation, General Sessions, Autograph Party, Recreational Options (as available after paid conferees have signed up), the Palm Sunday service, and meals. They may accompany their teens to the Meet & Greet but may not make faculty appointments.

  • Airport Shuttle Service

    Airport Shuttle Service is available from the San Jose Mineta Airport at a cost of $75. Round trip.
    If you need Shuttle Service, be sure to sign up when you Register. If you've already registered, Login to add or adjust your shuttle request

  • Camperships

    Please do not let finances get in the way of a Mount Hermon experience. Through the generosity of many, a partial grant from the Campership Fund may be just the gift you need to make it possible for you to attend camp. For more information and an application, please contact our friendly Registration staff.

Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference Schedule

Time
Wed
Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday

Early Morning

     

Sunday 6:00am Hike to the Cross; 

Saturday, Sunday and Monday 7:15am Prayer & Praise in Youth Memorial

 

8:00am

BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST

Closing Ceremony

9:00–10:30am

9:00am, all day

Pre-Conference

Mentoring Clinics Continue

8:00am–2:00pm

 Airport Shuttles

 

9:00am Hospitality Center Opens

 

9:00am–12:00pm

Pre-Conference

 Mentoring Clinics Continue

MAJOR MORNING TRACKS & MORNING MENTORING CLINICS 

(choose 1 for the week)

Airport Shuttles to San Jose Airport begin at 8:00am 

for flights after 11:00am

 

 

 

10:30–11:00am

Early Arrivals: Register and check into rooms. Enjoy the grounds and the Santa Cruz area on your own.

REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:00am–12:00pm

MAJOR MORNING TRACKS & MORNING MENTORING CLINICS

Palm Sunday Worship Service & Communion

MAJOR MORNING TRACKS & MORNING MENTORING CLINIC

12:15pm

LUNCH AND BREAK

1:45–2:45pm

First-Timers Orientation with Jeanette Hanscome
Auditorium


Returners Reunion with Kay Marshall Strom 
Youth Memorial

Workshop II

Workshop IV

Workshop V

2:45–3:00pm

REFRESHMENT BREAK

3:00–4:00pm

Meet & Greet 

Fieldhouse

3:15-4:15pm

Workshop III

BREAK with RECREATION OPTIONS

3:15-4:15pm
Workshop VI

4:30–5:30pm

Check-in time for Pre-conference

Workshop I

Publishing Panel

BREAK with RECREATION OPTIONS

Marketing Panel

6:00–7:00pm

Dinner 

Birch Dining

Dinner

 Ferndell Dining

DINNER AND BREAK

7:30–8:45pm

Pre-Conference

Mentoring
Clinics Begin

7:00–9:00pm

Faculty Meeting, Youth Memorial

General Session 

Auditorium

General Session
Auditorium

General Session 
Auditorium

Awards Night General Session

Auditorium

9:00–10:00pm

Refreshments

Outside Youth Memorial

Refreshments;

Bookstore Open

Refreshments;

Bookstore Open; Night Owls

Refreshments;

Bookstore Open

Faculty Talent Show

Autograph Party 

Ferndell Dining 

Hall; Bookstore Open

  • FACILITIES

    Auditorium

  • FACILITIES

    Dining Hall

  • FACILITIES

    Lodge Room Interior

  • FACILITIES

    Commons

  • FACILITIES

    Workshop Rooms

  • FACILITIES

    Hospitality Center

  • FACILITIES

    Central Lounge

  • FACILITIES

    Prayer Chapel

  • FACILITIES

    Hiking Trails

 
Prepare

Before Getting to Camp

 
Location

Conference Center
37 Conference Dr.
Mount Hermon, CA 95041
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