The Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference has long been the standard by which all others are judged. I attended their first more than 30 years ago and have been back nearly 20 times. It’s been a kick to see it grow.
It may seem strange for someone who hosts his own writing conference every year to, in essence, endorse the “competition.” But I’ll admit it: Our Christian Writers Guild’s Writing for the Soul conference patterns itself largely after the Mount Hermon conference. It was there I learned especially the value of a deep lineup of workshops and exposure to book and magazine editors and veteran authors to evaluate manuscripts and counsel people on their writing futures.
Mount Hermon also offers inspirational keynote speakers and great music, and the friendships and professional relationships begun there can last a lifetime. My entire adult life has been immerced in writing, editing, and publishing, and I still like to attend writers conferences as a conferee. No matter where a writer is in his or her journey, we all need to remain lifetime students of the craft.
Jerry B. Jenkins
New York Times best-selling author of the Left Behind books and Riven; owner of the Christian Writers Guild