What do conferees gain from the Asheville Christian Writers Conference?
ACWC offers attendees the experience of a large writers conference, but on a more personal and intimate level. A top notch faculty, brings not only the craft of writing to the table, but also the understanding of being called by God as a writer. Our size is small, limited intentionally, to 120 total conferees and faculty, keeping the learning level more one-on-one and intimate. For the first-time or new writer, ACWC is perfect, taking away the stress and worry of not knowing what to expect. Our faculty and staff walk with conferees hand-in-hand all the way to the door of the Cove. And for those more seasoned writers, there is training to take you to the next level and a place where you are able to refocus, and reignite your passion and work of writing. The Asheville Christian Writers Conference (formerly Writers Boot Camp) strives to welcome writers in, regardless of their ability, take hold of them, encourage and guide them in their call to write.
We offer one-on-one Mentoring with Award winning authors.
Critiques and faculty appointments are available as well. But that’s not all. ACWC begins 7 weeks prior to the physical date. Yes, you heard us. ACWC begins 7 weeks PRIOR to the physical arrival date with conferees receiving additional weekly assignments to help aid their on-campus learning experience be enriched.
Scholarships – The Suzie Benforado Missionary Scholarship provides a limited number of full or partial scholarships for writers who need assistance. Scholarships are awarded to writers with a financial need and a burning desire to study the craft. Scholarship requests for the 2018 Boot Camp open September 30, 2017 and close November 6, 2017. Scholarship requests are not accepted prior to the September 30 application date and are awarded one time per applicant. See the scholarship page to apply.