Did you know Canada.. Most of us think of writers as a glamorous but lonely bunch. We picture the best-selling author locked up in his office, hunched over his computer, churning out more spell-binding phrases that will be gobbled up by his faithful editor and adoring fans. Yet the reality of a writer's life is far different from this. Few writers reach best-selling status, but most writers do spend hours hunched over their computers. Creating characters and alternate worlds and inspirational stories can be lonely, as the writer spends more time with her desk or heroine than with real people.
That's where organizations like Inscribe Christian Writers Fellowship come in. ICWF exists to encourage, support and connect writers across Canada. Inscribe members write in a variety of genres; some are published and some write for smaller audiences; all of them have something to offer to each other. They connect through Inscribe's email listserv, Facebook group, annual Fall Conference, members' blog, satellite groups, and quarterly 32-page newsletter. ICWF promotes its members works through its website, blog, and newsletters. Members are encouraged to submit their work to Inscribe's annual contests and to the newsletter. Inscribe offers online classes and bursaries to help writers improve their craft and reach their writing goals.
Inscribe Christian Writer's Fellowship started in Alberta in 1980, when a small group of writers realized that they needed the fellowship of other writers. Since then, Inscribe has grown to include writers in every province and territory across Canada. In 2010, ICWF celebrated their thirty-year anniversary by publishing a collection of members' poems, short stories and nonfiction entitled Inscribed: 30 Years of Inspiring Writers.
If there's a writer on your Christmas list this year, an annual membership to Inscribe is just what they need! Find out more about Inscribe by following the links above or visiting the website at www.inscribe.org. You can also enter to win* a one-year membership by entering the form below.
*Members must agree to the Apostle's Creed, open to Canada only.
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