THE ART OF WRITING CONFERENCE AND CHRISTY AWARD™ GALA 2019
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
Contact: Cindy Carter firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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 christyawards.com/conference.html.
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 christyawards.com/gala.html.
Single event rates:
The Art of Writing conference: $89
Christy Gala Dinner: $79
$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 ChristyAwards.com.
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