Christian Writers Conference


Catch the Vision

Join us in 2020 for the 51st annual Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference

April 3–7, 2020
Pre-conference Mentoring Clinics: April 1–3

Much of the content on the website now is from 2019’s conference. But our 2020 keynoter will be:

Charles Martin

See Bio

Check back in the fall for more exciting details on next year’s conference!

Meet fellow writers, agents, and editors!

Whether you desire to publish the traditional way with a royalty publisher or you intend to go the indie publishing route, you'll find industry professionals who can instruct, direct, and encourage you.

First-Timers Contest 

If you’ve never attended the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, here’s your opportunity to be part of a blessed and amazing week. Enter the First-Timers Contest for a chance to win a full scholarship, including economy lodging and conference meals. No fee to enter. Click here for details.

The Lord has done amazing things for us! What joy!
Psalm 126:3 (NLT)

Invest in your future as a writer

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  • Grow

Mount Hermon has provided inspiration, encouragement, direction, refreshment, training, and unique networking opportunities for countless writers over the years. Numerous key business relationships have been formed here, along with longtime friendships among kindred spirits. Come to receive whatever special blessings God has for you at this juncture of your writing journey.

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Here are a few comments from last year's attendees: 

  • "Mount Hermon is an amazing place to learn the craft of writing and connect with other writers in beautiful surroundings. Mount Hermon feels warm, like family."

  • "Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference is a place bathed in God’s presence. From practical advice to long-term friendships, there is no limit to the opportunities here to grow in craft and as writers."

  • "Mount Hermon is a very special place and the writers conference is like a breath of fresh air. People are so friendly and helpful, and if you listen you will hear God speak."

Keynote Speaker

Charles Martin

Charles Martin is the New York Times best-selling author of fifteen books, published in more than thirty-five countries and translated into as many languages. His titles include Long Way Gone (winner of the 2017 Christy Book of the Year award), Chasing Fireflies (winner of the 2007 RT Reviewers Choice award), When Crickets Cry (winner of the 2007 Christian Book award for fiction).

Charles also wrote Send Down the Rain, The Dead Don’t Dance, and The Mountain Between Us (on which the blockbuster movie was based—with the usual Hollywood changes).

In a departure from his novel writing, Charles Martin’s latest book shares key moments from his own journey as a disciple and bondservant of Christ, using a storyteller’s imagination to illuminate key moments of the Scriptures, primarily from the life and ministry of Jesus. What If It’s True? launches in January and will be available at the Mount Hermon conference in 2020.

Charles and his wife, Christy, live in Jacksonville, Florida, with their three boys. Find out more at

Conference Presenters

  • Kathy Ide

    Kathy Ide
    Conference Director, Author and Freelance Editor

  • Jeremy Bentley

    Jeremy Bentley
    Mount Hermon Vice President of Programs

  • Andrea Coli

    Andrea Coli
    Conference Host

Find more info on the Conference by exploring the rest of the site…