Greater Philly Christian Writers

Our Mission

The Greater Philly Christian Writers Fellowship exists to help you respond to God's call to write. We want to come alongside to encourage and equip you to get your work in print. We are a Christ-centered fellowship with a strong emphasis on prayer and Bible study, but also on learning the craft of writing and marketing. We want to help you become an effective communicator of God's truth in both Christian and secular markets. Together we really can make a difference!

Our History

Marlene Bagnull founded GPCWF in 1983 with a small group of Christian writers drawn by announcements they read in the newspaper. Since then we have met monthly (except in the summer) and our first day-long seminar in 1983 with one speaker has grown to a three and a half day conference with a faculty of 50 - 60 authors, editors, agents, and publicists. I've often said that if I knew what God had planned I would have told Him, "I'm not qualified," and run the other way. But I'm so grateful I didn't. He really is able to do "exceedingly, abundantly beyond" (Eph. 3:20).

CWF (Christian Writers Fellowship) meets monthly on a Thursday morning from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm in my home at 951 Anders Road, Lansdale, PA 19446. The fellowship we share with the Lord and one another is precious. Bring 5-6 copies of a story, article, or chapter for critiquing. How much we’re able to read depends on how many come with work to be critiqued. I suggest you bring no more than 5-10 double-spaced pages.

From the northeast extension of the PA Turnpike take the Lansdale exit.
Turn left on Sumneytown Pike.
At the 4th light (Valley Forge Road, PA 363) turn right.
Anders Road is the third street on your left. Turn left.
Stay to the right where the road forks.
My home (a small beige rancher) is on your left on the curve with seven oak trees lining the property.
For door-to-door directions go to 

Winter 2016-2017 Dates:

December 15 – CANCELLED

January 12

February 9 – postponed to Feb 16 because of expected snowstorm

March 9

April 20

May 25

June 15