Friday, August 05, 2016

7QT: The Catholic Writers Conference Live

I have been a member of the Catholic Writers Guild since it was founded. This year I attended the CWCL conference / Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show for the second time. I attended it in New Jersey in 2014 and again this year in Chicago, Illinois. New Jersey is a little far to travel for this Wichita, KS girl, but Chicago is much closer and is near my birthplace and the area where I lived for most of my life. Here are seven very quick takes from this years' fantastic conference:


Met up with some wonderful ladies whom I greatly admire and meet only at these conferences: Lisa Mladinich, Dana, Me (Jean M. Heimann), and Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle. These women inspire me!

2. Enjoyed visiting with another group of friends at Servant Publications:

Heidi Hess Saxton, editorial director at Servant, me, Marge Fenelon, and Lisa Hendey. 

3.   Here I am with another group of ladies whom I share an intimate prayer relationship with:

4.  Nancy Ward who is a convert, journalist, blogger, published author and speaker and  editor at JOY Alive in our Hearts is a special friend. We were finally able to meet in person:

5.  Now that you have seen photos of some of the people I interacted with, here is a snapshot of my room at the convention center:

There was even a TV in the bathroom! 

6.  While I was in Chicago, I also visited the National Shrine of St. Therese of Lisieux in Darien, IL. Here are a couple of photos from the museum.

7.  Happy Feast of the Dedication of St. Mary Major!

Have a wonderful weekend!

All photos copyright Jean M. Heimann 2016.

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Carolyn Astfalk said...

Looks like you had a great time! That TV in the bathroom thing is wild. Not sure I'd like that! I'd love to make it to the conference next year. We'll see!

Jean Heimann said...

I had a wonderful time, Carolyn! I also met some new writers and made some new contacts with others in sales, publishing, and marketing. It was a great opportunity! I would strongly encourage you to go next year, if you can. I know you would enjoy it. Also, I would love to meet you in person. I will pray that we can both go next year if it is God's will.