Writer’s Connection

Writer’s Connection is a gathering in Portland where we encourage each other to grow in our writing. These are free gatherings and all are welcome!

Previous guest speakers who have led these meetings include Paul J. Pastor, Tony Kriz, A.J. Swaboda, Josh Butler and Pam Lau.

If you haven’t noticed, Writer’s Connection will now meet every quarter! We’ll share our January and April gathering times/dates/locations at our October 27 meeting.

Also, welcome our new Writer’s Connection leaders, Astrid Melton and Sarah Sanderson! Astrid and Sarah love the Writer’s Connection community and are eager to continue creating this space for faith-filled Portland writers to gather.

Joshua Ryan Butler is speaking Jan. 19

We’re thrilled to announce that Joshua Ryan Butler is our next speaker at Writer’s Connection! Joshua is the author of “Skeletons in God’s Closet” (2014) and most recently “The Pursuing God,” published by Thomas Nelson in 2016. He loves helping people wrestle through the tougher topics of Christian Faith. Currently he is a pastor at Imago […]

Read the first three chapters of “Assimilate or Go Home” for FREE!

We’re thrilled that D.L. Mayfield is speaking this week at Writer’s Connection! If hearing from the author of “Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith” wasn’t enough, she’s sharing with us the first three chapters of her book! FOR FREE. That’s right. You read it correctly. We’re getting an exclusive sneak peak […]

D.L. Mayfield to speak this quarter!

Writer’s Connection is excited to announce our first speaker of the new year — D. L. Mayfield! D. L. Mayfield has just released a new book, Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith. A regular contributor to Christianity Today and a past columnist for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Mayfield is a […]

A Faith & Culture Sabbatical

When we started the Faith & Culture Writers Conference in 2011 at Western Seminary in Portland, our initial idea was to offer our creative event every other year at alternating higher education institutions. As the years went on, the passion for the Faith & Culture Writers Conference grew beyond the Pacific Northwest, and we began […]