I had a wonderful time last night speaking at FCW.
FCW stands for Fellowship of Christian Writers.
The vision of this group is to "provide mentoring and instruction; share skills; offer kindly criticism; supply information on markets, contests, conferences and other areas of interest to Christians who write; share prayer needs; and to be inspired and encouraged by fellow writers."
The group meets in Tulsa at the Kirk of the Hills Church on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
It's a great group of eclectic writers with varying specialties including fiction, poetry, devotions, Christian articles, children's books, homeschool curriculum, non-fiction, and even sports writing.
The first time I attended an FCW meeting the speaker was Rene Gutteridge. I saw her post about the event on Facebook and was excited the event was local.
That night I went solely to experience a few hours in the same room with an author I admire, gleaning whatever came out of her mouth.
I did learn a lot that night from Rene, but I also became part of an amazing local community of writers that I've grown to treasure.
The members of FCW are there to learn. They are the real deal. They respect their craft and each other. They pray for each other, share marketing tips and experiences to encourage each other along and form a family of like minded writers.
There is room for you in the group. If you are a local Tulsa writer, drop in next month at 7PM to hear speaker, Gina Conroy.
When you visit, be sure to meet Elece Hollis (on my left) and Lavon Lewis (on my right).