Recently the American Christian
Fiction Writer Operating and Advisory Boards announced the creation of
the ACFW Foundation. This nonprofit foundation was established
exclusively to collect funds to support the ACFW Scholarship Program.
Each scholarship for the ACFW national conference provides
registration, hotel stay (one half of a double room), and $250 toward
transportation to the conference. In the past, donations, though not
tax deductible, helped members attend who wouldn’t otherwise be able to
afford the conference. With the establishment of the ACFW Foundation,
all donations are now tax deductible!
This year we’ve provided six
scholarships. We’d like to continue this blessing year after year,
sending more ACFW members to our conferences. If you would like to
help, please log on to www.acfw.com
and click the link on the home page. You can make a donation via PayPal
and immediately receive your receipt. Thank you for your consideration
and for your generosity in donating to the ACFW Foundation.
ACFW now offers a large critique
group for members. As group members get to know one other, we hope they
will form smaller critique groups. To join the large critique group, a
member must take a mandatory two-day orientation class that is offered
the first of every month. The link to the class is critstarters_members.
If you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Officer at vol
Included in your American
Christian Fiction Writers membership is the access to free writing and
writing-related courses. (It’s one of the main reasons I joined ACFW
several years ago and one I still enjoy to this day.) Folks are joining
($50 first time member/$40 annual renewal) for this benefit. But did
you know you can access past classes? What an education awaits you!
Where could you get that kind of an education for so little money? I
know! It’s a unique opportunity you just cannot miss.
Follow these directions to find
our wonderful Course List Hostess, Sharon Lavy.
To reach the archives:
Go to www.acfw.com
and log in.
Click “Get Connected” on the bar along the top of the page.
Check the archives found on the E-loops page.
Sort by author and read through the posts from the instructor.
One last reminder: The ACFW
conference is just around the corner. Please take that moment you keep
promising yourself and register. We have the most amazing and dynamic
faculty ready to pour into your writer’s soul. In case you haven’t
heard, we’ll be in Denver this year. The dates are September 17–20,
2009. You can register by going to www.acfw.com
and clicking on the conference. Should you have any questions
or trouble with registering, you can contact our conference director,
Robin, at cd [at] acfw[dot] com.
Hope to see you on the Course
Loop, as a member, and at conference!
(This article is a compilation
from ACFW VP, Becky Yauger, ACFW Volunteer Officer, Margaret Daley, and
PR Officer, Angela Breidenbach.)