Maine Fellowship of Christian Writers

                                                ~~    Writing to exalt Jesus Christ and introduce Him to others


Our Homecoming Conference, celebrating 20 years as a fellowship of Christian authors, took place at the China Lake Conference Center in beautiful central Maine.

Our theme this year was "Cover to Cover" and our theme verse was Isaiah 51:16, "I have put my words into your mouth and covered you with the shadow of my hand..."  Our keynote speaker was Susan Page Davis, a native of Maine (and the MFCW!)

The SCHEDULE FOR 2015 will be available soon!

The Maine Fellowship of Christian Writers (MFCW) has been chugging along for twenty years now. Hard to believe some of us were at our very first conference in 1993! 

We’ve undergone some administrative changes recently that will effect our entire year but at the heart of the group, our goals remain the same: glorifying God with our writing, continuing to improve our craft, and encouraging each other to enjoy and to persevere in service to Him.

One change came about in part because the winter weather in Maine is so unpredictable and often leads to treacherous driving conditions. As we discussed this, it seemed to make sense to apply the winter change to the entire year. Thus we will hold our corporate meetings on even-numbered months.

Odd-numbered months will find writers meeting regionally, since our members come from several different communities across central Maine. If you are interesting in attending or investigating a regional meeting, please contact our president, Freddi Ladd. She’ll know where they’re being held and can put you in touch with the appropriate leader in your area.

*Membership and meetings of the MFCW are open to anyone who shares our goals. These are times of fellowship, encouragement, and learning. Participants are urged (but not required) to bring their recent writing for gentle critique. Speakers are invited to bring their published work for a book table. To suggest a potential teacher, contact us (link to TracPhone).


     In the event of very bad weather, check the Facebook page (Maine Fellowship of Christian Writers) to learn about cancellations.


The Maine Fellowship of Christian Writers was founded in 1993 by a small but dedicated group of men and women whose purpose was to glorify God through writing. Over the years, our membership has increased and is now a delightful blend of published and aspiring authors who specialize in telling the Gospel message using all genres. We enjoy monthly meetings and hold an annual conference each October, and those events are open to anyone interested in writing. The Maine Fellowship of Christian Writers is a member of the
American Christian Writers. Our current officers  are Freddi Ladd, President, and Susan Peaslee, Treasurer. Membership to the MFCW is open and we welcome all who love writing, from beginners to published authors.

If you are interested in meeting us, you may contact us through this
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On the second Saturday of each month (excluding July and August) we meet from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the home of one of our charter members. In our meetings, we encourage and inspire each other through teachings on a variety of topics, and we provide an opportunity for creative growth in reading and critique sessions. Our desire is to equip and promote writers who seek to communicate the message of Salvation to the world. We begin and end each meeting with prayer, and there's always plenty of time for fellowship and refreshments afterward. If you would like to visit our meetings, please contact our president, Freddi Ladd, for further information. In case of cancellation — the winter weather in Maine is often challenging, after all — notices may be found on our Facebook page.

Each year, the Maine Fellowship of Christian Writers holds a one-day conference to encourage and equip writers in their presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the written word. For the first seventeen years, we gathered in the lovely and sublime settings of China Lake in the heart of Maine, and the city of Belfast on the beautiful rock-bound coast. In 2011, we met at a more centrally-located venue just off Route 95 in Waterville. For our twentieth anniversary conference, we'll be back at the China Lake Conference Center.

Our conferences are designed to inform, build up, equip and encourage writers — you! — as God’s masterpiece created in Christ Jesus — to complete the good written works He purposes you to do.

Since our first conference in 1994, we've been blessed to have keynote addresses and workshops presented by many experts. This is a partial list:

On this page, we introduce you to writers from our group published, self-published, and pre-published whose work reflects the principles of God's Word as revealed in the Bible.  If you discover anything that fails to line up with Biblical principles, please contact us.



Fredonna Ladd
, President
Susan Peaslee, Treasurer
Elin Lee
, Website


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