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Cedar Falls Christian Writers’ Workshop - June 19-22, 2013

Event/Speaker Information
The Cedar Falls Christian Writers’ Workshop is held each year in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Our 2013 conference will be held at Riverview Conference Center from June 19-22. Our guest presenter will be Ann Byle, author of The Making of a Christian Best-Seller, as well as co-author of Devotions for the Soul Surfer with Bethany Hamilton and The Edge of Redemption with Troy Evans. Ann is a veteran journalist, as well as a literary agent. Additional presenters include Jocelyn Green, Sue Schuerman, Jean Vaux, Shelly Beach and Jolene Philo.
Presentations include inspirational devotionals and presentations on fiction, nonfiction, marketing, and media.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an intimate environment for writers to hone their craft and learn from experienced professionals.

Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach is a fulltime freelance writer and speaker whose first novel, Hallie’s Heart (Kregel Publications), won a 2008 Christy Award for contemporary Christian fiction. Shelly’s first nonfiction book, Precious Lord, Take My Hand: Meditations for Caregivers (Discovery House Publishers) is now in its 8th printing and has sold more than 100,000 copies. She is also the author of two additional caregiving releases, including her newest, It Is Well with My Soul: Meditations for Those Living with Illness, Pain, and the Challenges of Aging (Discovery House 2013). Shelly writes to an audience of over 2 million as an expert for

Shelly also teaches conferences on her book The Silent Seduction of Self-Talk: Conforming Deadly Thought Patterns to the Word of God (Moody Publications), frequently presenting seminars in the nation’s prisons. Shelly is also co-author of A Visual History of the King James Bible with Dr. Don Brake and is a contributing editor to Zondervan's NIV Stewardship Resource Bible , as well as managing editor of several additional Bibles. She is also the co-founder of PTSDPerspectives and speaks in medical and professional settings across the nation about post-traumatic stress disorder.

Shelly is the co-founder of the Cedar Falls Christian Writer’s Workshop in Iowa and the Breathe Christian Writer’s Workshop near Grand Haven, Michigan. She speaks across the nation at conferences, seminars, and retreats on writing, caregiving, spiritual formation, and abuse and trauma. She and her husband Dan have two adult children and one magnificent grandchild and live in Sparta, Michigan.


Contact Information
For registration and housing questions, contact Sue Schuerman by email:, or phone: 319-277-0295. For any other questions, contact Jean Vaux at (319) 277-7444 or or Cedar Falls Christian Writers Workshop c/o Jean Vaux, 1703 Sunnyside Drive, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.

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