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Join us for the 2022 Asheville Christian Writers Conference

   February 18, 19, and 20, 2022

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 Other attendees have received book contracts from Iron Stream Media, Thomas Nelson, Tyndale, and other book publishers. 



Reserve your room now.

Asheville Christian Writers Conference – 

February 18, 19 & 20, 2022


Join us February 18-20 ON-CAMPUS at the Cove, for the 2022 Asheville Christian Writers Conference. If On-Campus is not for you - Register for our virtual conference.


YOU MAY PAY IN FULL OR CHOOSE TO PAY A DEPOSIT. The deposit will subtract from your total and the remainder is billed in November)


*Pay a $150 deposit for a Single or Double Room (Remainer billed in November and subtracted from your total.)

Deposit Single Room ($150)  Deposit Double Room ($150)


*Single Rate is $554 + 5 (Pay Pal charge) = $559

Single rate includes a single room, all meals, and conference fee.

 Register Single Room


*Double Rate is $426 + 5 (Pay Pal charge) = $431

Double rate includes a double (shared room), all meals, and conference fee

 Register Double Room


*OFF Campus Rate is $308 + 5 ( Pay Pal Charge) = $311

Off-campus rate, conferees secure their own housing off-campus. Included in this rate are all meals, venue charges, and conference fee. See below for off-campus hotels located just outside the Cove.

Register Off Campus

Triple or Quad occupancies must be specially approved – contact [email protected] with the names and email addresses of all occupants. 



 ATTEND ACWC VIRTUALLY and receive access to the live streaming portion of our conference. At the conclusion of the conference, you will also be able to download videos of all classes, workshops, and keynotes.  – Live streaming virtual conference cost is $170 + 5 (Pay Pal Charge) = $175  Register for Virtual Conference (Pay in Full)


       We are offering a virtual conference. This will stream LIVE from the Cove. Attend our classes from the comfort of your home.


*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


**SPECIAL NOTE – Please note the Cove, the Billy Graham Training Center, and Christian Devotions Ministries, are Smoke-Free, Alcohol-Free, (Vaping and Drug-Free) Campuses and conference. These items are not allowed on the campus of the Cove. Please abide by this policy.


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 might consider the purchase of travel insurance on your own. Vetting coverages is the responsibility of the conferee as this changes from year to year with travel insuranceACWC cannot refund conference registrations due to the weather.  ACWC is under contract with the Cove, and registrations must be paid and are non-refundable after a certain point. 

AIG Insurance has contacted us and offers very affordable travel insurance (anywhere from $25-$90 depending on your age, amount to cover, and the state you live in).  As we noted – the weather has never been an issue, but we don’t want you to lose your registration should you feel you cannot make the trip. Should you choose travel insurance it is your responsibility to check out the exact coverages. The Asheville Christian Writers Conference is not responsible for the rules and variations of travel insurance. We are not responsible for the return of conference fees due to the weather.

You may contact AIG at 1-800-826-4919. ACWC makes no money or rewards 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 or locate other companies that might offer the same coverage.


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 alongside ACWC. Please respect this policy. Of course, there is an exception to every rule. Teens age 16 and over are permitted to attend ACWC but only with an adult registered for the conference. The paying adult must attend all conference activities with their teen. Teens are not allowed outside the parameter of the conference. If you have a teen who wishes to attend ACWC 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 1 with a full reimbursement. Cancellations after January 1 are non-refundable.

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August Newsletter - WELCOME TO ACWC

8/29/2021 7:26:00 PM BY Cindy Sproles

Welcome to the 2022 Asheville Christian

Writers Conference


Welcome to the August Newsletter for the Asheville Christian Writers Conference!

We are so glad you have registered to join us in February. As we begin to gear up for the conference there are a couple of things I need you to do.  

1) Make sure you mark this email address as safe in your browser security. Sometimes we get snagged as spam - which we are NOT! But this is our only way to connect with you. Well, sorta. But it's the biggest and fastest way. So mark us as safe and if you change an email, please notify me at [email protected]

2) We are offering the largest faculty we have ever offered to our conferees and we are planning on going live online again this year. This means we have stepped out in faith financially, trusting God will provide for our needs. PLEASE BEGIN NOW, PRAYING FOR THIS CONFERENCE AND OUR STAFF. 

3) Check the website for monthly updates. We have a specific page, that should you not get the emails, you can go here for the most current information. As we draw closer to the conference (7 weeks prior) we will begin weekly updates and offer you some additional training you can do at home. This makes us unique. So keep this in mind. You can find this page at I also, try as I might, to send you a link via email to this newsletter each time I do one. So let it be known, if you don't get the info, it's not that I haven't tried. THIS IS WHY YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS MUST BE CORRECT. 

4) Speaking of email addresses:  I realize that some folks have a separate email address they use when paying through Pay Pal. The only email address I have is THAT EMAIL that comes on your confirmation report. IF your regular email address is different, please, please, please, send me a note at [email protected] 

5) IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED AS STAYING IN A DOUBLE ROOM, please email me with your roommate's name. It's important that you understand due to COVID restrictions, I cannot match folks up in rooms. I have, in the past, been able to assign roomies. I can't do that anymore due to COVID (BOO-HISS). That being said, if you have signed up for a DOUBLE room and you don't have a roommate, you will be bumped into a single room and charged accordingly. I'm sorry. I wish it weren't this way, but say THANK YOU COVID for making life rough on every account.  Some of you have registered your spouse (wonderful) but I need their name. So please send that to me at [email protected] and if you would do that quickly. 

There! I think that's the housekeeping for now.


Like I said, we have the largest faculty EVER! And without a doubt, they are the industry's best. For starters we have Bob Hostetler, Eva Marie Everson. Both are best-selling, award-winning authors. But to them, we drop in the amazing DiAnn Mills - I can't even say how many awards DiAnn has stacked up and just how many of those are Christy Awards. She is wonderful and is Co-Director Emeritis of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference so just between Bob, Eva, and DiAnn you have blockbuster teaching. (I'm so excited).

THEN we put the icing on the cake with the Director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, EDIE MELSON. Edie is the guru of social media. So much so, we give her 2 straight hours to teach you on Friday.

We are adding to our teaching platform, non-fiction writer, Candy Arrington and YA author Tryan Souder, as well as magazine writer and speaker, Lori Hatcher and author/assistant Director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Writers Conference, Edwina Perkins. They are nothing short of amazing. And we are bringing back the super-duper, Nancy Lohr, Sarah Loudin Thomas, Terri Kelly, Larry Leech, Les Stobbe, Linda Gilden, Andrea Merrell and Denise Loock. Then we have newcomer, Editor for, Martin Wiles. Agent, Linda Glaze and on-line with us, Deb Haggerty with Elk Lake Publishing. We are hoping for one more publisher and are waiting on her response. Oh my goodness...I shudder to think I left someone off. That's why it's important that you visit the website and look over the faculty.
                DiAnn Mills                                           Eva Marie Everson                               Bob Hostetler

We will offer you information on mentoring as we get those mentors lined up. This additional instruction. One-on-one for 30 minutes with the mentor of your choice. It's at an additional cost, but trust me, well worth your time and money.

We will also have paid critiques available. These also are a shortened version of mentoring but well worth your money.

I do not have the classes up on the site yet. I hope to be working on that this week. But know that we start this conference at 1 p.m. on Friday and we don't stop until noon on Sunday. Those Friday classes are early bird, and there is NOT an additional cost for those. 

We are planning to do live online, God willing. Please pray for this and for our attendance. I know that so many still fear COVID and it is something that haunts us all. I will say this. We adhere to whatever mandates are placed on us by the State of NC and by the personal policies of the Cove. Currently, the Cove is not requiring masks, but know that this could change as we move closer to February and Covid cases climb. We will keep you up-to-snuff on those mandates as we get them and we ask that you leave your politics at home. We are gathering to train writers for God's call to write on their lives...not to divide and debate whether or not to be vaccinated or to wear a mask. If you cannot adhere to the mandates that are placed on us, then rather than signing up for the in-person conference, we encourage you to have the experience via the live online conference. 

Okay. I think that is enough for today. Trust me, there could be more!  But for now, this will do it. Below you will find your words of encouragement.

Much love,
Cindy Sproles
Be Your Best

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity,  and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. - Titus 2:7-8 ESV

We are writing Christians. Whether we write in the Christian market or in the general market. I personally believe we need to step out of our "Christianese" comfort zone and reach out to a world that obviously needs us and the Word of God, but we can't do that effectively if we do not change our mindset. 

In this time we live in, even the kindest of hearts will come to arms over things with which we have no control. The world and the evil one are shouting with joy every time we lose sight of that which God has called us to. Titus tells us to show ourselves as a model of good works. He uses words like integrity, dignity, and sound speech so can not be put to shame or have evil spoken of you. Wow. Who would have imagined how difficult this would be in this day in time? 

When we write, it's easy to get caught up in the rings of fire that surround us, but it is vital that we remain focused on God and not let ourselves be drawn into the flames. When we write, write with integrity and dignity, not anger and disgust. Avoid stepping into the social media fires that can tear us down. In other words, even when it is difficult, be a light because you may be the only light someone sees. 

Even when it is hard, look to the Father. When you are tempted to lash out with your words, be they from your mouth or your pen, look to the Father. Gaze into the deep loving eyes of God. Swallow the anger, pride, and determination to make a point and look to the Father. 

We live in a time when more than less, do not even know who Christ is. Did you hear that...MORE than less. We are needed in the marketplace as examples, as light, as that which God calls us to be. Our example can and will change hearts. You carry a might sword - the written word.

As you write, pray fervently over your work. Ask God to direct your words and to remove any animosity. Write with purity and love. Write with the words given to you by the Holy Spirit and do not be fooled by what the enemy can do to drag you into the chaos. Christ needs you to be the mouthpiece of His Word.

Be your best. Write prayerfully and with integrity and peace. Be a light. 

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