Saturday, April 6, 2019

CFRR2020 Exciting News!!




There's nothing quite like the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat. When it was birthed in the hearts of Bonnie Roof, Annie JC, and Carrie Schmidt several years ago, our desire was for a place where readers and authors could be in the same room, celebrating story, swapping ideas, and blessing one another with our deep appreciation--authors for readers, readers for authors. One of our only regrets has been having to limit the number of readers and authors who could attend. We haven't regretted the hard work of pulling this together. It's been our joy.
 
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We have an announcement that we consider an answer to prayer and the fulfillment of Bonnie Roof's initial vision for the event. CFRR is keeping its heart but moving its venue and expanding its reach. The 2020 CFRR will be held in conjunction with the American Christian Fiction Writers conference, allowing even more readers to attend and giving readers access to even more of their favorite Christian fiction authors. As part of ACFW's adoption of CFRR, attendees will also have the option of attending the ACFW Awards Gala, where the Carol Awards (for the best in Christian fiction), ACFW's Lifetime Achievement Award, and others will be honored. 

Photo by EA Creative Photography
CFRR is not going away. It's been adopted. ACFW is already at work preparing for you and readers like you to enjoy an experience like this within the atmosphere and camaraderie of the ACFW conference. In 2020, that conference will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, with the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat day on Saturday, September 19th at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch.  
 
Please stay tuned for more information as it develops. ACFW will be contacting you through our traditional means of getting CFRR information to you. Start planning for CFRR 2020 in St. Louis! 

And here's a welcome message from Cynthia Ruchti, just for us! 

 
 

12 comments:

  1. Love it! It's going on my calendar right now!

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  2. Best of both worlds -my two favorite conferences!

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  3. Wonderful news! Oh, I hope I can be there!

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  4. What great news! Dear Bonnie is smiling at this announcement...more readers and more authors. Thanks to you all for your efforts!

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  5. Wow! Practically in my back yard! Here’s hoping!

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  6. Very far away from me but fun news for so many others!

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  7. How wonderful! Bless all of you who dreamed of and started this wonderful event.

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  8. This is awesome! The hotel in St. Louis is directly across from The Arch and is a wonderful venue. ACFW's conference has been there twice before.

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  9. Fantastic! A wonderful pairing.

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