Monday, 2 May 2016

New Name, New (and old) Faces, Same Quality Conference.

The Christian Writers’ Conference is on again this year!
However, it has now come under the banner of Omega Writers and has been renamed the ‘Omega Writers’ Conference’.

We would love every single one of you to come. There will be something for everyone, for all genres, from beginner writers to multi-published authors.

Arrive: Friday 28th October at 3.00pm
Leave: Sunday 30th October at 1.30pm.
There is also the option of coming for certain sessions/days rather than the whole weekend.



Conference Centre at Mulgoa
To be specific: At the Edmund Rice Retreat and Conference Centre, 1315 Mulgoa Road, Mulgoa.

Transport Options: To make it easy for you to get there we will have a conference shuttle bus running to and from the airport. If you are a planner and want to book your flight, the bus will leave the Sydney airport on Friday at 1.30pm and arrive at the conference centre around 3.00pm (depending on traffic). On the return journey it will leave the conference centre at 1.30pm Sunday to head back to the airport. Once again, traffic can be unpredictable, but the journey usually takes around an hour and a half.

Naomi Reed (My Seventh Monsoon)
Special Speakers: We are excited to have Naomi Reed (best-selling author of ‘My Seventh Monsoon’) as our keynote speaker. We also have special guest, Hallee Bridgeman from the USA, coming to share insights with us. Hallee is a best-selling Christian author who writes action-packed romantic suspense.


Fellowship – meet other writers, encourage one another, share stories, network, pray for one another.

Workshops - We have had 75 workshop proposals to choose from and will carefully select 25 of these from quality presenters who have valuable experience and expertise to share with us. 
One of the Bootcamp lounges
Bootcamp – What is this? 
This is an opportunity to come aside into one of the comfortable lounge rooms and put all you’ve learned into practice. Bring along your work in progress and enjoy some creative time writing. A variety of mentors and editors will be available throughout the day to provide assistance if required. Available all day Saturday, you can choose to join Bootcamp rather than attend a workshop/s.

Editor/Publisher/Consultant appointments – We have a variety of professional consultants available throughout the weekend. You can book appointments to speak with them one on one, receive advice and show them your work.

Worship – Sunday morning we will share in a special worship service together; a time of singing, sharing communion and listening to a message.

Bookshop - We have a well-stocked bookshop selling books by Aussie Christian authors. There will be opportunity to sell your own work through this book shop.

Inspiration – It only takes a spark to get a fire going, and when a group of God-inspired writers come together, we can feed off each other’s flame and go home on fire and ablaze with ideas, passion and direction.

Hear from Aussie authors during promotional book segments
Cost will be announced when registration opens on 15th June. At this stage I can tell you the standard cost for an Omega member attending the whole conference will be $375.
(This is up $25 on last year but does include linen). Costing has been more complex this year as there are options for different types of accommodation at the venue. We also want to offer a complete breakdown of costs for any day visitors. Along with this there are other costs and price variations to consider, e.g. charter bus, editorial appointments, early bird discounts etc. This will all be made clear on the website once registrations open.

Registrations Open 15th June and will be taken through our website (this website will continue to be updated as we finalise more details).
For further updates, please also ‘Like’ our Facebook page: Omega Christian Writers’ Conference

This post was also published on Australasian Christian Writers, 2nd May 2016

Submitted by Jenny Glazebrook. Jenny is a conference committee member, author, inspirational speaker, wife, mother, school chaplain and above all else, a forgiven, adopted child of God.


  1. Thanks Jenny. I'll be there and hopefully we'll bring a bunch of Toowoomba writers down again. That's great that you have so many workshops to choose from. Will look forward to seeing the program. And thank you for all the work you and the committee are doing. I'm excited!

    1. It really is exciting the number of workshop proposals we've received. Very hard to choose, though! So glad you'll be coming again. Your sparkle (or naughtiness or whatever you call it) and professional expertise and experience are all a blessing.

  2. Great to hear all the details of the next conference Jenny. Thank you so much. I am very excited and greatly looking forward to it.The location sounds great. And the Boot camp sounds interesting. A big THANK YOU to you and the rest of the team for all your hard work to make this a reality. God bless you.

    1. Thank you Anusha. It's hard work but a privilege to be part of it all. So glad you're coming - we need your big smile, warm heart and gift of encouragement! Hope you are blessed by it the way I know you're going to be a blessing.

  3. Excited to hear more details about the conference this year. At this stage I am planning to attend as well. Thanks to you and all the committee members who put so much time and hard work into planning and executing a conference of this type. Much appreciated.

    1. Really hope you can come, Lesley! I'm always blessed by the conference and love it when others can be, too.

  4. So excited it is on again! Looking forward to catching up with old friends and new. Thanks for all your hard work!

    1. Glad you're coming again. Look forward to seeing you!

  5. Thanks Jenny to you and the team who pull all this together. Naomi Reed - I love her books! Hopefully I'll be able to make it. Wow 75 workshop proposals - no doubt God will give you the necessary wisdom in sorting through them all.

    1. I love Naomi Reed's books, too. We're privileged to have her. And yes, some excellent workshop proposals were submitted. Really hope you can make it!

    2. Yes, I love Naomi Reed's books, too. We're privileged to have her. We do have some amazing workshop proposals - it's exciting to have so many people with so much to offer. I really hope you can come!

  6. Thanks Jenny to you and the team who pull all this together. Naomi Reed - I love her books! Hopefully I'll be able to make it. Wow 75 workshop proposals - no doubt God will give you the necessary wisdom in sorting through them all.

  7. Looking forward to another great time together.

  8. Looking forward to a great time :)

  9. I'm intending to come this year too. :-)