This year, 2022-2022, we are celebrating our Jubilee. Our organisation that began nearly 50 years ago with a group of writerly friends is constantly developing. In normal times, we used to run at least three face-to-face three writers’ days a year and deliver workshops at the Christian Resources Together retreat. In these unusual times, we are still holding events, but some are taking place face-to-face and some on Zoom.
In addition to our excellent quarterly magazine, Christian Writer, and bi-monthly eNews distributed to members, we have created and published a Lent book, a Christmas Anthology and also Write Well, a writing handbook to celebrate our Jubilee, all with contributions from members. A wide range of our other activities can be found by browsing the website. In addition, we run competitions, have an award-winning blog plus support overseas writers.
Our affiliated writers’ groups offer more local support and exciting places to try new writing. In normal years, we hold an annual retreat, run by our President, Adrian Plass, which is always over-subscribed, but in this our Jubilee Year we are holding our Worth Our Weight in Gold celebration instead. With over 700 members, and growing, we seek to encourage, inspire and equip Christians in the ever-changing culture of the UK. The Association of Christian Writers is a dynamic and forward-looking organisation, which seeks every opportunity to support writers both in the UK and Overseas.
You will notice some changes to our website. Because so many members had difficulties accessing the Members’ Area, we have moved most of the content (which was available through other paths anyway) into the public domain. We are also introducing some new pages: on submitting your work and on writing for Christian markets and we are hoping soon to have available members’ courses news and a place for new writers.