Southern Christian Writers Conference set for July 24–25

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many workshops and conferences have had to go totally or partially virtual, with teachers and/or participants joining via platforms such as Facebook Live or Zoom.
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Southern Christian Writers Conference set for July 24–25

Many events and conferences have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Southern Christian Writers Conference is no exception. But, as they say, the show must go on. And go on it will.

On July 24–25, the 2020 SCWC will be held virtually via Facebook Live.

Just like the in-person conference — usually held in June at First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa — the conference will include two keynote speakers, 15 workshop options (four can be viewed live and all will be available to view following the conference), a Q&A panel, breakout sessions, an awards ceremony, opening and closing sessions, door prizes and optional one-on-one Zoom meetings with agents and publishers.

The keynote speakers for this year’s conference will be Lauren Sisler, an award-winning sports broadcaster for ESPN and SEC Network, and Debora Coty, a humorist, columnist and author of 40 books including the “Too Blessed to be Stressed” series.

The conference will be held in a private Facebook group. Following registration and payment, participants will be given access to the group and instructions on how to participate.

For more information, including a list of all the workshop leaders, visit or search for “Southern Christian Writers Conference” on Facebook.

To register, visit (TAB)