Writing for the Soul – Opening Night

Jerry Jenkins wasn’t messing around when he said the Christian Writers Guild was pulling out all stops for the 2010 Writing for the Soul conference. The opening evening has been awe-inspiring.

Opening music by world renowned Steinway artist Randall Atcheson was both jubilant and jolly. This man can throw it down on the piano.

After introductions by host Jerry Jenkins, the stage was turned over to pastor and best-selling Christian author, Max Lucado. Lucado’s keynote served up enough inspirational cuisine that I could go home satisfied right now.  Well, now that I think about it, I’m hungry for more (but after some sleep!).
The picture below is a little blurry, but here is Max signing his books post-keynote.
Time to crash; 6:45 a.m. is an early morning for us midnight vampires. And not that the following is very exciting, but here are some shots of my eighth-floor weekend bunkhouse in downtown Denver. Very nice accommodations.
And lastly, the room even has an alarm clock with a built-in iPhone/iPod dock. How’s that for technology convenience?  🙂

5 thoughts on “Writing for the Soul – Opening Night

  1. Craig–the word “real” might be a stretch, but I like the way it sounds. Thanks for the encouragement! 🙂 Seriously though, I have you, John, Morgan, Bart, and Gary to thank for where my family is today. I need to reply to your last email, so I’ll share a brief tidbit in my reply. Thanks again brother!


  2. Well it looks to me like you are just fine w/glasses and if not I’ll bet your wife wouldn’t let you out of the house! ; ) You know those writer types I’m talking about…haven’t been out of the house in months and forget what it’s like to be in public! Ha! Actually I haven’t seen anyone out of place here, and in all seriousness have met the nicest people.How did the Upper Room meeting go?Thanks for the good wishes on the proposal, could not have gone any better. I’m writing a non-fiction book on abandonment. It’s about walking away from cultural definitions of abandonment and learning to live and love with abandon, which is God’s heart for us. The response has been incredibly positive. What did you think of Phil Yancey tonight?


  3. Audra–I see I’m not the only one cruising the Internet from the hotel! 🙂 Thanks for the comment, and also thanks for your conference tips (I dropped by your website). This is my first CWG conference, and as you had suggested, I’m glad I strove to bring at least one manuscript (a short devotional). But I KNEW I should’ve brought my contacts. Rats! ;)Yes, I did make the sign-up I wanted (after a tip from a repeat attender: Get in line quick!). Meeting w/Susan King from The Upper Room.Good luck on your book proposal! Fiction? NF?


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