Garden State Exhibit Center, Somerset, NJ


Ann Lewis 
Catholic Writers Guild 


Wednesday August 7, 2013 at 9:00 AM CDT
Friday August 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM CDT

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Garden State Exhibit Center 
50 Atrium Drive
Somerset NJ, NJ 08873

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The conference hotel is the DoubleTree Hotel, which is adjoined to the exhibit center.  Rooms are limited now (as of yesterday, only some King rooms were available) for $119 a night in the CMN room block. You can register online for your room by clicking here  or you can all the DoubleTree at 1-732-469-2600. When you call to reserve, tell them you are with CMN to receive the conference room rate.

These are the two "full-service" hotels that are both within walking distance to the Garden State Exhibit Center that are prepared to offer CMN attendees a special rate of $109 per room (please tell them you are with the Catholic Marketing Network/CMN).  Although both are within walking distance the Holiday Inn is right across the street and a bit closer.  Both have shuttle buses and will take CMN attendees to our events in case of bad weather or if someone simply doesn't want to walk.  Those requesting a ride to the Doubletree hotel or Garden State Exhibit Center should arrange with the hotel at the hotel front desk the night before.

The rate we have obtained is $109 per room and includes a breakfast for two for each room.

 1)        Holiday Inn Somerset -
            195 Davidson Avenue
             Somerset New Jersey  08873
            To make a reservation call - 732-356-1700
            Reservations must be received by Tuesday
            July 16th to get this special rate.

 2)         The Hotel Somerset-Bridgewater
            110 Davidson Ave
            Somerset New Jersey  08873
            To make a reservation call - 732-560-0500
            Reservations must be received by July 26th
            to get the special rate.


Catholic Writers Conference LIVE 

The Catholic Writers Conference will be August 7-9, 2013 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ, in conjunction with the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show.

This year's conference will be focused on "The Year of Faith." 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)

We'll be announcing our presenters soon - so stay tuned.

CWG Member Registration     $80.00    
Guest Registration -i.e. additional registrants you are paying for (member)     $80.00
Non-member Registration     $85.00
Guest Registration i.e. additional registrants you are paying for(non-member)     $85.00
CWG Membership + registration     $110.00
Deacon, Priest, seminarian, or other religious     No Charge
Deacon - guest registration No charge
Student Registration     $45.00
Volunteer (must have approval from conference staff)     No Charge
Presenter (must have approval from conference staff)     No Charge
CMN Thursday Breakfast (optional) Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC    -$16.00

Right now registration is closed online . . . can register on site! If you wish, you can download the registration form and fill it out ahead of time by clicking here.

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

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


Online registration is now open!