Join us for the 2017 Conference 

   February 17,18,& 19,2017

The Cove – The Billy Graham Training Center – Asheville, NC

The Asheville Christian Writers Conference is not a level of writing – it’s a battle cry. God calls us to step up and answer with the best work possible using the talents He has given. We are called together to focus our hearts on the task Christ assigned us . . . to strengthen our ties with one another and hone our craft  of

Writers Advance Boot Camp

ACWC is not a level of writing – it’s a battle cry.

writing so we might effectively spread the Word of God through fiction and non-fiction books, screenplays, scripts, articles and blogs.

 Join us  for 2 1/2 days of intense work for as little as $220



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.



So, you ask – “What’s different about the Asheville Christian Writers Conference?” Great question.

We offer one-on-one Mentoring with Award winning authors. Critiques and faculty appointments are available as well. But that’s not all. ACWC Yvonne Lehman Writers Boot Campbegins 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. 


Financial Aid Available

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 2017 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


Badge of Honor Contest – Win the opportunity to have your manuscript presented directly to the publications board of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Note: You must be registered for the entire conference in order to compete in this contest. The winner wins the opportunity to have their book presented to the publications board for a possible book contract (requirements must be met).

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