About 2017-05-18T15:40:46+00:00

March 22 – 25, 2017

Blue Lake Camp, Andalusia, AL

Our theme this year is New Beginnings.

New Beginnings? Isn’t that redundant?

No, not really. How many times have you started over on a manuscript?

Because the Blue Lake is a new writers conference, we’re beginning anew. And for many of you, you’re starting over on your writing journey. We celebrate with you your new beginning, and we want  you to be motivated and inspired as you go forward with the next step.

It’s our desire to provide you with the information and connections you’ll need to get your writing career off the ground or to learn something new while enjoying the peaceful setting at Blue Lake Camp. We hope you’ll find this conference to be large enough to make those connections, yet small enough to feel as though you aren’t lost in a crowd.

Please explore the site to find out more about our excellent faculty, the classes they’ll be teaching, how to apply for a critique from one of the faculty members, registration, lodging, directions to the camp, and more.

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10 (NKJV)

Marilyn Turk, Director

“I’m so excited to offer a quality writers conference to fellow writers in southern Alabama and the Florida panhandle! While attending a retreat at Blue Lake, God impressed on my heart that Blue Lake was the perfect place for a writers retreat—one that would minister to the needs of writers in that region. His hand has been on this project from day one, gathering together a wonderful faculty from Christian publishing. I look forward to sharing this experience with you!”

Marilyn Turk has been published in Guideposts magazine, Guideposts books – A Joyful Heart and A Cup of Christmas Cheer, The Upper Room, Clubhouse Jr. Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Lighthouse Digest magazine. Her Coastal Lights Legacy series features stories set around lighthouses. Her book, Lighthouse Devotions was published in 2015, and in March 2016, The Gilded Curse, a historical suspense novel, was published by Heritage Beacon, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Her weekly lighthouse blog can be found at www.pathwayheart.com.

She lives in Florida with husband Chuck and enjoys boating, fishing, tennis, and gardening when she’s not climbing lighthouses or playing with her grandsons.

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