Catholic Writer’s Conference


You won’t be seeing me around these parts this week.

I’ll be at the Catholic Writer’s Conference at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel in Schaumburg, IL.

The Catholic Writer’s Conference is sponsored by The Catholic Writer’s Guild.

If you’re a Catholic writer, consider joining this fine group. If you’ll be in the Chicago area this week, stop by and say hello.

Your favorite Catholic Patheosi just might be there.

Lisa Hendey, will be the keynote speaker. Kathy Schiffer, Margaret Rose Realy, and I will be on a blogging panel. I am also going to give a presentation on social media.

Seasoned Catholic writers will lead sessions on writing fiction, action-adventure, Christian art and composition, dealing with rejection, writing mechanics, blogging and self-publishing. Lisa Hendey’s keynote will be on the most important trait any writer can have:  Perseverance.

There will be daily Rosary and Mass and a Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

Stop be and be blessed by an event that sharpens Catholic writers professionally while it also feeds us spiritually.

As I said, I’m taking off from regular blogging this week.

I want to drink down the whole Catholic Writer’s Conference experience. I will stop by to monitor your comments. I may post a few photos or observations as the week goes by. I don’t know yet.

But I’ll be back next Monday, rarin’ to go.

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  • Mary E.

    I’m sure the conference will be rewarding, but I hope it is fun too. Enjoy!

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  • pagansister

    Enjoy yourself! Sounds like a wonderful place to be for a week!

    • hamiltonr

      Thanks for the good wishes. It totally was!

  • FW Ken

    Well, it’s for sure that my favorite Catholic Patheosi blogger will be there.

    • hamiltonr


  • peggy-o

    The conference sounds great. Gatherings of creatives can really be energizing. Hope to do catholic videos some day. Looking forward to hearing about your experiences.