Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April 18: All-Day Writing Workshop with Dean Nelson

Dr. Dean Nelson at the Writer's Symposium by the Sea
The Mountain Empire Creative Arts Council (MECAC) Writers' Workshop presents an all-day writing workshop on Saturday, April 18 with Dr. Dean Nelson, founder of the Journalism Department at Point Loma Nazarene University and of the Writer's Symposium by the Sea. Author of eleven books and numerous magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, Dean knows that real, brave writing comes from deep within ourselves. 

With that in mind, we are thrilled to offer an exploratory workshop with Dean that will focus on:

Journaling: A Roadmap into Life
In the rush of busyness inherent in our technology-driven culture, we rarely have time to slow down, ponder, and consider our thoughts in the Light of faith. But when we put pen to paper--or fingers to keyboard--we rediscover our identity as thinking, creative beings. Dean Nelson, journalism professor and author of 11 books, will lead us in exploring a unique pathway to a fuller life which enables us to develop our creative, expressive, and vital selves through guided journaling exercises. Come explore the possibilities with us!  

This all-day workshop will start with registration at 8:30 AM in Expedition Hall at the Pine Valley Bible Conference Center. The workshop will begin at 9:00 AM and will end around 4:00 PM. Lunch will be provided in the dining hall of the conference center. 

The cost for this workshop is $30, including lunch. 

Please register with Susanne Barrett at

For questions and further information, please contact Judith Dupree at or Dianne Holly at

We hope to spend a most wonderful and enlightening day with you and Dean Nelson on Saturday, April 18

Susanne for the MECAC Writers' Workshop

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