top of page
  • Black Amazon Icon
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black Pinterest Icon
  • YouTube - Black Circle
  • book-bub-icon
  • Writer's picturePatti Callahan Henry

Event: The Annual Christy Award Gala 2019 & Art of Writing Conference Nov 6, 2019: Patti Callahan


The Art of Writing Conference and Christy Award™ Gala 2019

When: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Where: Lipscomb University

One University Park Dr

Nashville, Tennessee 37204

United States

Contact: Cindy Carter


The Christy Award Dinner Gala

will celebrate the art of Christian fiction, announce the 2019 winners of The Christy Award, and feature bestselling authors Patti Callahan, James Rubart and Becky Wade. We’ll connect as authors and publishers, in semi-formal attire in the new Shinn Center, and honor the power of Story and the year's best in Christian fiction.


Patti Callahan

New York Times bestselling author

Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels include The Bookshop at Water’s End, The Idea of Love, The Stories We Tell, and Driftwood Summer. As Patti Callahan, she’s the author of the USA Today bestseller Becoming Mrs. Lewis. Short-listed for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, and nominated multiple times for the Southern Inde¬pendent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Book Award for Fiction, Patti is a frequent speaker at luncheons, book clubs, and women’s groups. Her latest novel, The Favorite Daughter, will be released by Berkley Publishing Group on June 4, 2019.


Becky Wade

Christy Award and Carol Award winning author

Becky’s a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance! She’s the Christy and Carol award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, and the Bradford Sisters Romance series.


James Rubart

Christy, Carol, INSPY, RT Book Reviews award-winning author

James L. Rubart is 28 years old, but lives trapped inside an older man's body. He thinks he's still young enough to water ski like a madman and dirt bike with his two grown sons. He's the best-selling, Christy BOOK of the YEAR, CAROL, INSPY, and RT Book Reviews award winning author of ten novels and loves to send readers on journeys they'll remember months after they finish his stories. He's also a branding expert, audio book narrator, co-host of the Novel Marketing podcast, and co-founder with his son, Taylor, of the Rubart Writing Academy. He lives with his amazing wife on a small lake in Washington state.


Register for either or both events via the Register link above.

The Art of Writing, will be held from 1-5:30 pm and is designed to bring Christian writers, creatives, storytellers and publishing curators together for a half-day of intensive seminars that celebrate the creative life, provide practical tips for overcoming challenges in a rapidly-changing industry, and answer questions authors are asking. Our keynote speaker is Lysa TerKeurst. More at

The Christy Awards Gala, held from 7-9 pm, will honor excellence in Christian fiction and announce the 2019 winners of The Christy Award™. Featured speakers include Patti Callahan, Becky Wade and James Rubart. More at


Single event rates:

The Art of Writing conference: $89

Christy Gala Dinner: $79

Bundle rate:

$119 for both events

ECPA member PubU attendee rate:

If you are an ECPA publisher attending PubU, you can register for these events at a discounted price on your PubU registration form.


Group Rate Hotels:

Hilton Nashville Green Hills --3801 Cleghorn Avenue, Nashville, TN 37215 | 615-297-9979

  • Room Rate - $189.00 per night plus taxes and fees. Self parking fee $20 per night and valet parking is $25 per night.

  • Book your group rate online for PubU or call the hotel direct at (615) 297–9979 and ask for the ­­­­PubU Rooms group block.

  • Last day to book: 10/5/2019

Residence Inn Nashville Green Hills -- 3807 Cleghorn Avenue, Nashville, TN 37215 | 615-297-1415

  • Room Rate - $179.00 per night plus taxes and fees. Self parking fee $20 per night and valet parking is $25 per night.

  • Book your group rate online for PubU or call the hotel direct at (615) 297–1414 and ask for the ECPA group block.

  • Last day to book: 10/5/2019

Additional hotels in the area (no PubU group rate):

  • Aloft Nashville West End 1719 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 | 615-346-1183

  • Courtyard Nashville Green Hills 3800 Bedford Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212 | 615-298-7700

  • Courtyard Vanderbilt/West End 1901 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 | 615-327-5490

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Green Hills 2324 Crestmoor Road, Nashville, TN 37215 | 615-777-0001

For more information go to


About ECPA

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) is an international non-profit trade organization comprised of

member companies that are involved in the publishing and distribution of Christian content worldwide. Since 1974, ECPA has strengthened Christian publishing by building networking, information, and advocacy opportunities within the industry and throughout multiple channels so that our members can more effectively produce and deliver transformational Christian content. Read More


1 Comment

Unknown member
Dec 27, 2022
bottom of page