Monday, April 11, 2011

Cec Murphey announces keynote topics

Time is drawing near for Kentucky Christian Writers Conference, and our keynote speaker Cec Murphey has announced his keynote topics:

(1) Why Do We Write? As we figure out why we write, we find out more about who we are and more about God in our lives.

(2) Honoring Our Voice--Our voice is at the heart of writing. We can learn techniques and write in a variety of genres, but, if we are writing from someone else's voice, it sounds forced, hackneyed, or inauthentic. Our voices are how we write words--the sound of ourselves on paper. Finding our voices is an ongoing process to sound like our true selves.

(3) Our Weaknesses, Our Gifts--All of us write out of our neediness--whether it's the need for self-acceptance, acceptance by others, or lack of love. On an unconscious level, the more basic or primitive our needs, the more demanding they become and take precedence over our "higher needs." Our areas of need may also be our areas of giftedness.

I don't know about you, but I can't wait to hear Murphey elaborate on these ideas! Join us June 24-25 in Elizabethtown, and we'll learn together!

Reminder about the conference hotel: Ramada Inn Elizabethtown is once again offering a special conference rate for attendees. The rate of $70 per night is good through June 9, so make your reservations early. You may call the hotel directly at 270-769-9683 and ask for the KCWC rate or mention conference coordinator Kate Thomas.

Ramada Inn will also be the site of a "Meet and Greet" on Thurs., June 23 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. This optional event is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the faculty and with fellow attendees, so, if you can, plan to join us for this time of fellowship.

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