ELEVATE

WEBINAR EVENT

Take Your Writing
to the next Level
Saturday, Oct. 3rd
8:30AM - 4PM

QUIA SCRIPTORES 2020

ELEVATE

WEBINAR EVENT

Saturday, Oct. 3rd || 8:30AM – 4PM

This year’s theme is a response to your requests! The 2020 theme is ELEVATE, an exciting challenge for beginning, intermediate, and advanced writers! 2 Keynote messages + 8 workshops. This is an opportunity to take your writing to the next level. Hear from powerful and experienced keynote speakers, engage in practical workshops, and network with a community of Christian writers! Meet one-on-one with experienced coaches, writers, and agents and ENTER our WRITER’S GOT TALENT Contest!

REGISTER NOW AND
TAKE YOUR WRITING
TO THE NEXT LEVEL!

Quia Scriptores (latin: “for writers”) is a one day conference designed for Christian writers who are interested in improving their craft. Workshops led by accomplished Christian authors, editors, and publishers, offer something for everyone, from published authors looking to expand their platform to those interested in learning more about how to get started writing.

Keynote Speakers

JOEL RYAN
Overcoming the Obstacles to Writing Success

Joel Ryan has worn many hats in the arts and specializes in writing for children and young adults, receiving his MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Before returning to children’s and young adult fiction, Joel was a script reader in Hollywood and core trainer for Disney’s Youth Education Series, where he helped develop and oversee interactive educational programs on leadership, story, and marketing. He has also spent time writing for the church, creating immersive theatrical content for youth groups and Vacation Bible Schools and is currently a contributing writer for Crosswalk and Christianity.com. Joel has a passion for helping young writers find their voice and unlock their stories, and when he’s not working on his own fiction, he teaches writing and communications at Life Pacific University.

For more about Joel visit www.perspectivesoffthepage.com

Cindi McMenamin
Trusting the Process

Cindi McMenamin is an award-winning writer and national speaker who helps women and couples strengthen their relationship with God and one another. She is the author of 17 books (all from Harvest House Publishers), including When Women Walk Alone (more than 130,000 copies sold), When  God Sees Your Tears, and When Couples Walk Together (co-authored with her husband, Hugh, a pastor). Cindi has appeared on hundreds of national TV and radio shows, inspiring women to let God meet their emotional needs, grow stronger through their alone times, and pursue their dreams with boldness. Now a certified Writing Coach, Cindi is helping aspiring writers become published authors, which she’s done in her “spare time” for the past 15 years. She and Hugh live in San Diego County and have an adult daughter.

For more on her ministry, see www.StrengthForTheSoul.com.

Workshop Presenters

Jeniffer Thompson

Workshop: Personal Branding and the Three Pillars of Successful Book Marketing

Jeniffer Thompson is a personal branding expert and digital marketing strategist with more than 20 years experience in the publishing industry. She is an award-winning publisher, author, and speaker who is passionate about delivering strategy-rich content and actionable tools that educate and empower authors. Since founding her company, Monkey C Media, in 2004, she and her team have been creating award-winning book cover designs and author websites that integrate digital marketing strategies that work! With a BA in Journalism from SDSU, Jeniffer is an ardent believer in the power of storytelling—she is always looking for, or telling, a story. She believes that story has the power to heal, transform, and create community. She is a co-founder of the San Diego Writers Festival and serves on the board of the San Diego Memoir Writers Association. She is currently writing her own coming of age memoir.  Jeniffer is a rock climber and thrill seeker. She lives in San Diego with her husband, Chad, their persnickety Manx cat, Mishka, and three fluffy chickens who love to follow her around and give her delicious eggs every day. Find out more about Jenniffer at www.MonkeyCMedia.com

Brae Wyckoff

Workshop: Writing For Children

Have you dreamed of writing a children’s book? Are you confused how to start? Or how to finish? Is it a pre-requisite to have children in order to write a book?

Join award-winning author, Brae Wyckoff, as he shares his insight about writing children’s books that also disciple parents who are reading them to their children. This will be a fun interactive workshop where you will walk away encouraged and empowered to write that book you have always wanted to write. https://www.braewyckoff.com/

Brae Wyckoff is an award-winning and internationally acclaimed author, born and raised in San Diego, CA. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Jill, since 1993, and they have three children and six wonderful grandchildren. Brae is currently the Director of Kingdom Writers Association based in San Diego where he is working with writers of all levels to encourage and empower them to pursue their calling as authors. Brae hosts monthly writers’ gatherings with published and unpublished writers to strengthen and spur them on in their passion for writing. He has won several awards, been an Amazon bestseller, and was a top-ten finalist for the Author Academy Awards.

Randy Kay

Workshop: Writing Productivity: Tips and Tools

Randy Kay Author Site:  http://www.randykayauthor.com

Author Bio: Randy Kay has authored seven books, both traditionally through Baker Publishing Group, and through his publishing company, UpWord Media. Randy’s newest book, published this year, is Dying to Meet Jesus, which recently qualified as a best seller. He has written over 1,000 articles published in organizations such as the Wall Street Journal and Forbes. He is CEO of PACEsetters, a human development firm, and CEO of TenorCorp, a strategic development firm. His breakthrough research on thriving in life spans several decades, as he has uncovered practical ways to overcome trials.

Overall, Randy has trained over one million people and has appeared on hundreds of television programs, podcasts, and blogs such as GodTV, Cornerstone Television, Charisma Media, and NBC, reaching over 300 million people worldwide. He lives in Carlsbad, California. 

MARGY HILL

Workshop: FOR BUSY WOMEN: FINDING TIME TO WRITE

Margy Hill is an author and teacher of life-changing Bible studies and curriculum for women. Over the last ten years, her studies have been widely used in churches throughout the United States. She is also the founder of the Women’s Ministry Connection, a North County organization that provides training and leadership development for women in the local church. Margy completed her Bachelors in Biblical Studies at SCS, and will be graduating with her Masters in Christian Counseling in May.

Now in her 2nd year as coordinator for the Quia Scriptores writing conference, Margy continues to be passionate about developing a community of  Christian writers that will make their mark as influencers for Christ. On a personal note, Margy and her husband Leroy recently celebrated 21 years of marriage.  Together they continue to serve the local church by making disciples  in and through their positions at Southern California Seminary .

Joel Ryan

Workshop: The Art of the Pitch: How to Grab Them with Just a Few Words

Workshop: Understanding Perspective and Point of View: The Art of Writing Great Fiction

Joel Ryan has worn many hats in the arts and specializes in writing for children and young adults, receiving his MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Before returning to children’s and young adult fiction, Joel was a script reader in Hollywood and core trainer for Disney’s Youth Education Series, where he helped develop and oversee interactive educational programs on leadership, story, and marketing. He has also spent time writing for the church, creating immersive theatrical content for youth groups and Vacation Bible Schools and is currently a contributing writer for Crosswalk and Christianity.com. Joel has a passion for helping young writers find their voice and unlock their stories, and when he’s not working on his own fiction, he teaches writing and communications at Life Pacific University.

For more about Joel visit www.perspectivesoffthepage.com

Cindi McMenamin

Workshop: Writing to Heal Broken Hearts

Workshop: Entering the Publishing Door

Cindi McMenamin is an award-winning writer and national speaker who helps women and couples strengthen their relationship with God and one another. She is the author of 17 books (all from Harvest House Publishers), including When Women Walk Alone (more than 130,000 copies sold), When  God Sees Your Tears, and When Couples Walk Together (co-authored with her husband, Hugh, a pastor). Cindi has appeared on hundreds of national TV and radio shows, inspiring women to let God meet their emotional needs, grow stronger through their alone times, and pursue their dreams with boldness. Now a certified Writing Coach, Cindi is helping aspiring writers become published authors, which she’s done in her “spare time” for the past 15 years. She and Hugh live in San Diego County and have an adult daughter.

For more on her ministry, see www.StrengthForTheSoul.com.

Jason Fikes

handling coaching appointments

Jason Fikes is the director of Leafwood Publishing and came to the Press after almost twenty years of full-time ministry with churches in Texas and California. This real-life experience has prepared him as an editor to ask his authors to be bold, pastoral, sensitive, and attentive to God’s Word.

He holds a PhD in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and teaches graduate courses for Abilene Christian University. A lifelong Houston sports fan, Jason also enjoys watching sci-fi and Marvel movies with his teenage daughters, Leah and Abbie.

QUIA SCRIPTORES 2020

ELEVATE

Saturday, Oct. 3rd || 8:30AM – 4PM

SCS Press