St. Davids Christian Writers Conference, Grove City, PA

I'm spending this week at the St. Davids Christian Writers Conference on the campus of Grove City College in--can you guess?--Grove City, PA. I was honored to deliver the opening keynote last evening, and am teaching the "nonfiction writing" continuing class today, tomorrow, and Saturday (as well as various and sundry other duties--mostly sundry).
St. Davids has been meeting here for ten or so years now, but this is my first visit to Grove City College. And what a wonderful surprise. The campus is gorgeous, the buildings stately, and the accommodations perfectly comfortable. The last time I spoke at St. Davids, it was located in Beaver Falls, and I vividly remember staying in un-air-conditioned dorm rooms on the campus of Geneva College. It still makes me sweat, just thinking about it. And, as a matter of fact, St. Davids was the very first writers conference I attended, in (I think) 1988, when I was a magazine editor and the conference was held in St. Davids, PA, on the campus of Eastern University.
The lodging is roomy. Nothing fancy but air-conditioned! I was supposed to have two roommates sharing the three-bedroom, two-bath apartment, but neither of them has showed up yet (I won't mention any names but Dave and Frank, you know who you are and you know what you did!).
I'll be here through the weekend, and am already having a great time. It's so great to reunite with old friends, make new friends, and talk books and words and writing and publishing with people who share my passions....and dysfunctions.

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