2018 Faculty and Agents

Each market represented at St. Davids is actively looking for new authors! Plus, you will have the opportunity to informally interact with them at meals and breaks, as well as make private appointments to present your projects.

2018 Faculty – MORE COMING SOON!

(See the Workshop Descriptions page for detailed descriptions of each offering.)


Eva Marie Everson: Author, speaker, founder of Word Weavers
Barbara Crooker: Poet


Agents & Editors (taking appointments throughout the week) –


2012 winner of the Lois Henderson Award from St. Davids Christian Writers’ Conference, Barbara Crooker has also been an invited presenter for the Calvin College Festival of Faith and Writing, the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, Poetry @ Round Top, The Women’s Poetry Initiative at St. Francis College, The Lutheran Writers’ Conference, the Library of Congress, and many others.  Some journals where her work has appeared are: Christianity & Literature, The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Century, America, Sojourners, St. Katherine Review, Windhover, Perspectives, Literature and Belief, The Cresset, Tiferet, Spiritus, The Basilica Review, Ruminate, Rock & Sling, Radix, Relief, Seminary Ridge Review, The Anglican Theological Review, Simul, The Christian Courier (Ontario), The Writer (“Expressing the Inexpressible,” on spiritually themed poetry). It’s been anthologized in places like The Bedford Introduction to Literature (Bedford/St. Martin’s), Good Poems for Hard Times and Good Poems American Places (Garrison Keillor, editor) (Viking Penguin), Imago Dei: Poems from Christianity and Literature (Abilene Christian University Press), Looking for God in All the Right Places (Loyola Press), and Summer:  A Spiritual Biography of the Season and Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (SkyLights Paths Publishers). Among her awards are the Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, the New York Yeats Society Award, and three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships in Liberature.  She’s the author of eight full-length books and twelve chapbooks of poetry; Les Fauves (C&R Press, 2017) is her newest, with The Book of Kells (Poeima Poetry Series, Cascade Books, a division of Wipf & Stock, forthcoming in 2019.

Best-selling, award-winning author Eva Marie Everson is the president of Word Weavers International, the director of FLORIDA CHRISTIAN WRITERS CONFERENCE, and the contest director for BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS CHRISTIAN WRITERS CONFERENCE. Her latest novel, THE ONE TRUE LOVE OF ALICE-ANN (Tyndale), was released on April 1, 2017.

Unique offerings:

The Writers’ Colony. Use this time to simply write. These individuals will not be eligible to attend any workshops, but can attend nightly activities, group gatherings, agent and editor appointments and meal times. See registration form for pricing. Limited to five spots.

We have an exciting and fun-filled conference planned. It’s time to Write into the Wild!

See you June 20-24, 2018!
Susan Lower
Director of programming