"Write for a Reason"

Saturday, October 19, 2019

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


20684 State Forest Road
Georgetown, DE 19947

The DCWA Conference is for writers who want to be obedient to God's call to write. It is your opportunity to be encouraged, equipped, and inspired. 


Gayle Roper

Writing When Life Happens 


Gayle Roper has been in love with story for as long as she can remember, whether reading one or writing one. She has authored more than 50 books. She has won the Carol Award, the RITA Award, a Romantic Times Book Report Reviewer’s Choice Award, and finaled repeatedly in the Christys.  She has won the Holt Medallion three times and twice her titles have won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Her nonfiction title, A Widow’s Journey, won the 2015 Golden Scroll Award as the best nonfiction of the year. Romantic Times Book Report has given her the Lifetime Achievement Award. Several writers conferences including Mount Hermon CWC, Florida CWC, and Greater Philadelphia CWC have cited her for her contributions to the training of writers. She lives in Southeastern PA where she enjoys her family, her friends, and eating out. To learn more about Gayle, CLICK HERE.



Choose two (a.m. and p.m.)


AM Workshops


                           #1    Art Doakes                    Exercise Your Right to Write

                           #2    Michele Chynoweth     Rewriting, Editing, Publishing,


                           #3    Gayle Roper                  Building Blocks of Fiction, Pt 1

PM Workshops


                           #4    Jan Woodard                Journal Thru Fire

                           #5    Virginia Catley              Genealogy Tips—Monologue

                           #6    Gayle Roper                  Building Blocks of Fiction, Pt 2




Social Media for Writers – How to Build Your Online Platform and Engage with Your Readers


Your books won't sell themselves, and publishers expect authors to actively self-promote their work. Learn how to use social media to grow your profile as a writer and in-turn increase your reader base before and after your book is published. 


Stacey Hitch—Speaker and founder of Trinity Social Media Marketing. Over the past decade, through full-time roles and consulting work, Stacey has created content, produced events, driven social media strategies, and built communities for everything from businesses to ministries. During the last three years, Stacey shifted her focus to help Christian authors develop their social media platforms to market their books. She is currently working on her first women's devotional book. She is a wife of 26 years, a mother of two, and loves her new role as mom-mom.  

Conference Fee: $50
Seniors (62+) & Students (HS & College): $30


Fee Includes Full day activities, AM &PM workshops, continental breakfast, and lunch.


Methods of Payment:  Cash, Check, or PayPal


Make checks payable to  DCW Association.


Delmarva Christian Writers Association is a tax-exempt
501(C)(3) nonprofit organization

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QUESTIONS? Call Betty Kasperski at 302.381.3198 or Judi Folmsbee at 302.684.3603.


CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Co-directors Betty Kasperski and Judi Folmsbee; Judy Adams; Marilyn Emanuel; Katie Nelson; and Teresa Marine. Delmarva Christian Writers Association president Candy Abbott is serving as a consultant.


Betty Jarman (left) and Joyce Sessoms (right), co-directors of the Vine & Vessels Conference that sparked the Delmarva Christian Writers Conference.

HISTORY: The tenth Vine & Vessels Christian Writers Conference was held on October 20, 2018. In their closing remarks, co-directors Betty Jarman and Joyce Sessoms announced it was their last conference.


"We can't let that happen," several members of Delmarva Christian Writers Fellowship said. They picked up the baton to carry on with Betty Kasperski and Judi Folmsbee leading the way.


The Delmarva Christian Writers Conference follows the same format as the V&V conference, keeping the tradition of the third Saturday of October at Crossroad Community Church, with the same one-day timeframe. 

Promotional Video

CLICK HERE to see what Candy Abbott and Judi Folmsbee have to say about the conference (a promotional for Crossroad Community Church)

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