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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 writing so we might effectively spread the Word of God through fiction and non-fiction books, screenplays, scripts, articles, and blogs.
ACWC is not a level of writing – it’s a battle cry. Past attendees have gone on to write for Inspire A Fire, Christian Devotions, CBN Devotions, the Upper Room, and Inspiration.org. Other attendees have received book contracts from Iron Stream Media, Thomas Nelson, Tyndale, and other book publishers.
This conference sells out yearly.
Please note**The rates below reflect ONE conferee. A husband and wife will pay PER PERSON – so two registrations. The Cove policy is to charge per person.
Single Occupancy – $475
Double Occupancy – $355
Triple Occupancy – $345 (Contact [email protected] BEFORE registering for a triple)
Off-Campus Deposit – $305
ALL INCLUSIVE RATES – All inclusive means, conference fee, housing, and all meals ON CAMPUS at the Cove.
THE COVE ON CAMPUS RATES
Single Room Rate – $475.00 (All inclusive housing, meals, conference fees)
Double Room Rate – $355.00 – (All inclusive housing, meals, conference fees)
Triple Room Rate – $345.00 – (All inclusive housing, meals, conference fees)
**PLEASE CONTACT [email protected] for registration. Must have roommates prior to registration.
**Quad Room – Only available upon request – contact [email protected]
FOR OFF-CAMPUS ATTENDEES see below off-campus hotels for housing. (Conferees are responsible for booking their own housing)
OFF-CAMPUS RATES – $305.00
Off-Campus Rate – $305.00 (includes all meals (Friday dinner, all meals Saturday, and Sunday brunch), the conference fee, and venue fees ONLY. (THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE HOTEL COST.) We provide an off-campus rate for those conferees who live in the surrounding Asheville area and do not have a need to stay on campus or those who have registered after our on-campus housing is filled. Conferees can still stay at the foot of the Cove and attend the conference. For off-campus housing, the conferee is responsible for booking their own housing with one of the local hotels listed below.
FOR OFF-CAMPUS ATTENDEES see below off-campus hotels for housing. (OFF-CAMPUS ATTENDEES conferees are responsible for booking their own housing).
The Days Inn – Biltmore East
(1 Block from the Cove)
The below rate includes a 10% discount for overflow from the Cove
*2 Double beds or 1 queen bed
*1 King bed
The Holiday Inn Express – Biltmore East
(1 Block from the Cove)
*2 Double beds or 1 King
The Quality Inn & Suites – Biltmore East
(4 minutes from The Cove)
1430 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC, 28805, US
Phone: (828) 298-5519 Fax: (828) 298-4739
ACWC is held in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Weather is something we cannot predict and since our conference is a winter conference, we have made arrangements for you to secure travel insurance should you chose to do so. We have yet to be snowed out, but it’s important you realize ACWC continues, regardless of the weather. If you fear that snow could be an issue, then you may purchase travel insurance on your own. ACWC cannot refund conference registrations due to weather. ACWC is under contract with the Cove, and registrations must be paid and are non-refundable after a certain point.
AIG Insurance offers a very affordable travel insurance (anywhere from $25-$90 depending on your age, amount to cover, and the state you live in). As we noted – weather has never been an issue, but we don’t want you to be out your registration should you feel you cannot make the trip.
You may contact AIG at 1-800-826-4919. ACWC makes no money from the sale of travel insurance. This number is provided merely as a convenience to our conferees. Should you choose to purchase the insurance it is your responsibility to flesh out all the details.
The Cove’s Policy on Children
The Cove is a christian Adult Retreat Center meant for personal restoration and conferences. Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to stay on campus. There are personal retreats and additional conferences running along side ACWC. Please respect this policy. Of course there is an exception to every rule. Teens 15 and over are permitted to attend Writers Boot Camp. They must be accompanied by a paying adult and are required to attend conference Classes. If you have a teen who wishes to attend boot camp please contact Cindy so she can secure the proper permissions for this attendee. The rate is the same as is an adult.
Please do not ask us about bringing your children. It will only force us to say no.
Unfortunately, ACWC cannot be used for family accommodations while our conference is in session. Three hotels are located at the entrance of the Cove where families can stay and then enjoy a long weekend in beautiful Asheville. All individuals must be registered and attending the conference in order to stay on the premises of the Cove. (This is not us, this is the 501(c )3 status requirements for The Cove.) We ask you respect that and not put us in a position to have to say no.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations can be made prior to January 4 with full reimbursement. Cancellations from January 1-10 will result in a refund less $75. Cancellations January 11-18, 1/2 the conference rate, and after January 19 fees are non-refundable.