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Meet our 2022 Keynote Speakers

Friday night: Sean Dietrich
Saturday: Hallee Bridgeman

We're so excited to announce that Sean Dietrich will present our Friday night keynote session at the 2022 Southern Christian Writers Conference in Birmingham.

Sean Dietrich is a columnist, novelist, and podcast host, known for his commentary on life in the American South. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Southern Living, Garden and Gun, the Birmingham News, and many other publications. He's authored 13 books, including his most recent Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: A Memoir of Learning to Believe You’re Gonna Be Okay (Zondervan Books). You've probably read his popular essays, which he writes daily for his blog and author Facebook page.

~ Check out Sean's website HERE

~ Listen to his "Sean of the South" podcast HERE (and get a taste of what he'll have in store for us!)

Then get ready for a Saturday keynote session from USA Today bestselling author Hallee Bridgeman. 

With nearly a million book sales, Hallee Bridgeman writes action-packed romantic suspense focusing on realistic characters who face real-world problems. Her work has been described as everything from refreshing to heart-stopping exciting and edgy. She's the author of 43 books and has served as the Director of the Kentucky Christian Writers Conference and President of the Faith-Hope-Love chapter of the Romance Writers of America. She and her husband Gregg have three children. 

Check out Hallee's website HERE.

Read her blog HERE.

See all of her books HERE.

(Note that Hallee will also present a workshop at the SCWC on "Growing an Author Platform.")

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What People Say about the SCWC

Just wanted to write you a brief note and let you know how outstanding the conference was this year (as usual!). Each of the classes I attended was excellent.

I am leaving so greatly encouraged and spiritually refreshed! I have laughed, cried, chuckled, and nodded my head in agreement with the speakers. I can’t wait to get started!

Thank you for doing such a fabulous job coordinating the Southern Christian Writers Conference. I am a retired Professional Meeting Planner so I am able to appreciate what all goes on behind the scenes. It was such a great, safe environment in which to learn. Overall, I can sum up my experience by saying this "see you at the next conference".

I know no other conference that compares with this one. It has been more than expected.

There are a lot of hungry and hurting people. Your ministry helps us reach those folks through the ministry of writing. You and your staff probably cannot know the impact the Lord is having in the lives of hundreds of attendees and those they reach. What the Gaithers are to Christian music, you are to the ministry of writing.

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Registration Opens April 1

We can't wait to have you with us!

Come back often to the website to learn more about our workshop speakers, one-on-one opportunities with agents and publishers, and full schedule.

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