Arlington Convention Center, Arlington, Texas


Ann Lewis 
Catholic Writers Guild 


Wednesday August 29, 2012 at 9:00 AM CDT
Friday August 31, 2012 at 3:00 PM CDT

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Arlington Convention Center 
1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011

Driving Directions 


Book hotel rooms at the Crown Plaza Hotel.  There is a shuttle from the hotel to the convention center. *Please note, this hotel booked for Friday night after the conference. CMN has reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt DFW next to the airport. When you call to reserve at either hotel, tell them you are with CMN to receive rooms for the same rate of $119.


Catholic Writers Conference LIVE 

The Catholic Writers Conference will be August 29-31, 2012 - in Arlington Texas at the Arlington Convention Center, in conjunction with the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show.

This year's conference will be focused on "Writing and the New Evangelization." Our vocation calls us to write, but what do we do then? Our conference allows you to connect personally with Catholic publishers and retailers, to learn more about the art, show your work, learn the craft and network.

This year we are hosting:
•workshops on marketing and writing
•presentations on marketing and selling your work
•in-person pitch sessions
•group critique sessions
•national CWG Members meeting (guests welcome, of course)

Our Schedule is still being finalized, however speakers will include Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR, Author Patti Armstrong, author and Ave Maria Radio personality Teresa Tomeo, and author and editor Ellen Hrkach. You'll also have lots of time to walk the trade show floor (which is FABulous). We are also invited to attend all the Catholic Marketing Network events - you don't wanna miss those. We've also arranged for our registrants to be able to attend the blogging track of the Catholic New Media Conference --occurring at the same time--at a very low fee (a fee code will be emailed to you upon registration for our conference).

CWG Member Registration     $70.00    
Guest Registration -i.e. additional registrants you are paying for (member)     $70.00
Non-member Registration     $75.00
Guest Registration i.e. additional registrants you are paying for(non-member)     $75.00
CWG Membership + registration     $100.00
Deacon, Priest or other religious     No Charge
Student (seminarian) Registration     $40.00
Volunteer (must have approval from conference staff)     No Charge
Presenter (must have approval from conference staff)     No Charge
CMN Thursday Breakfast (optional) Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC    $18.85
CMN Thursday Dinner     (optional) Colin Raye and Speaker TBA $31.20

Hotels: Booked under Catholic Marketing Network Room Block - $119 per night. All combined daily Mass, rosary, adoration - how can you go wrong?

There are also opportunities for CWG members to promote books at our show booth.

A fun, spiritual and inspirational time will be had by all!

Online Registration is Now Closed

However, we will be taking registrations on site!  You may click this link to download our on-site registration form to flll it out ahead of time.