Tuesday, March 12, 2019



5th Annual Mini-Conference
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Arlington Community Church
1715 Randol Mill Rd.


Keynote Speaker

Tex Thompson

Arianne "Tex” Thompson, rural fantasy author, is an instructor for the Writers Path at SMU and chief instigator of WORD – Writers Organizations ’Round Dallas. Find her at thetexfiles.com and wordwriters.org.
The 7 Deadly First-Page Sins &
10 Steps to a Leaner, Cleaner, Meaner

Guest Speakers

Caryl McAdoo

Caryl writes wonderfully researched westerns with her husband Ron, beginning with the DFW Writers’ Workshop in ’93. Together they are prolific writers in several genres. The rest of their time is dedicated to their children and 14 grandchildren. Visit her website, carylmcadoo.com for more information.
POV That Pops Out of the Box

Lisa Crane

Lisa Crane refers to herself as "a nerd, wrapped in romance, and coated in chocolate.” Known as having a knack for writing with humor, she is a Christian indie writer living in Euless, Texas, who entertains, enlightens, and encourages her readers.

Love and Laughter

Blake Kimzey

Blake Kimzey founded and directs Writing Workshops Dallas and currently teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Texas at Dallas. His fiction has been broadcast on NPR and performed on stage in Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter @BlakeKimzey, find him online at blakekimzey.com, and contact him at blake@writingworkshopsdallas.com.
Developing Plot: Character IS Action

Registrants will be able to sign-up for 15 minute mentoring appointments during our lunch break. Details for this will be sent out via email before the conference.

Doors open at 9:00 am for registration, coffee and light refreshments.
Speakers will begin promptly at 9:30 so make sure to get there early.
Early Bird Reservations close Friday, March 29thth at 11:59 pm PST.
-ACFW DFW members - $25
-Non-ACFW DFW members - $30
-High School and College students (WITH school ID) - $15

After March 29th
-ACFW DFW members - $30
-Non-ACFW DFW members - $35
-High School and College students (WITH school ID) - $20

Can’t wait to see you there!

If you have questions or need more information please visit our FB event link

Friday, March 1, 2019

A Charge for the Christian Writers of ACFW.

Join us Saturday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m. when we welcome Christian author, educator, and Bible-teacher, Jeaninne Stokes. She will be presenting: A Charge for the Christian Writers of ACFW.

Using the charge Paul gave to his son in the ministry, encouraging Timothy to live out his calling as a minister of the gospel, Stokes will share a word of biblical inspiration. 

She encourages the writers of ACFW to keep living out our callings as Christian writers, even when discouragement, doubt, and other obstacles seek to prevent us from doing so.

Stokes’s writing has appeared in publications such as “Cross and Quill,” “The Christian Communicator,” “Harmony on the Go,” and “Christian Woman Today Online.”  

She is the author of four books, including “Lessons from the Wilderness,” and writes with a mission to inspire and empower others to live a life of faith in every arena. She is passionate about helping aspiring writers answer their call to write for publication from the faith-based perspective. She provides devotions, seminars, and author coaching to help other writers reach their goals.

Her background as a Bible-teacher for over thirty years includes teaching Bible-studies for singles, new members, women, and married couples. To learn more about her ministry and services for aspiring Christian authors, visit her at www.jstokeswritingministries.com.

To reserve your spot for this inspirational event, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/254453642142429/.

ACFW DFW Ready Writer meetings are held at Arlington Community Church, 1715 W. Randol Mill Rd in Arlington. Meetings are most often followed by a pay-your-way lunch for further fellowship and networking.

For further details about this and other ACFW DFW events, visit: http://dfwreadywriters.blogspot.com/