Beginning Writers at the Well

Conference for Creatives

...I have given ability to all the skilled workers to make everything I have commanded you.

Exodus 31:6

We have been made in the image the Living Word of God, Jesus. Is it any wonder we love to express ourselves with the written word?

The Well Conference for Creatives is a place for writers and authors at every level who serve Jesus to come together for fellowship, refreshing, and encouragement as they serve the Lord with the creative gifts He has given them. 

If you’re a beginning writer, we’d love for you to join us, as you start your journey.

Contests for Writers

The Well Oasis Awards

Oasis Awards

Enter the OASIS Awards Publishing Contest for Christian Fiction & Nonfiction manuscripts and play scripts. Winners will receive The Well OASIS Award and publication of their submitted work. See this entry form for more details, and watch for a big announcement coming soon!

EA Books Publishing Contest

EA Books Publishing Contest

Writers will be chosen for inclusion in a book called Anchor In The Storm, published by Living Parables, an imprint of EA Books Publishing, making them “published” authors. Authors will be able to purchase books at a reduced rate and keep the profit from their sales. See contest details here.

Publish Your Book with The Well Publishers

Our mission is to publish works with excellence from creatives following their journey with God.

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Beginning Writing at the Well Conference for Christian Creatives

Sell Your Books

All attendees and faculty of The Well are welcome to sell their books, media material and art in our bookstore. This is a great opportunity to get your work noticed and purchased.

We are pleased to announce that Carol Graft will be the bookstore manager. Carol has a lot of librarian experience plus loves to read! Carol is a writer herself and knows the beauty of being creative and blessing others with the gifts God has given.

If you are interested in selling your items in our bookstore, please fill this form for the bookstore here.

There will be a 20% fee paid to The Well for all that is sold.

Sell your artwork at the Well Conference bookstore
Photo Credit: Indirah Michmerhuizen with Family LIFE Photography

Multi-Talented Creatives Welcome!

The Well Conference for Creatives is not just for writers of faith. We also serve musicians, authors, film makers, actors, speakers, artists, and more. Every attendee is welcome to take whatever sessions they are interested in. You are not limited to a single track. 

April 20-23, 2023
Fair Haven Church
Hudsonville, MI (Near Grand Rapids)

We’re excited to have Bob Hostetler and Tammy Whitehearst as our keynote speakers this year , plus an amazing lineup of breakout sessions for Creatives.
Bob Hostetler
Tammy Whitehearst, Keynote speaker for the Well 2023

Get Invovled


We want to see YOU at the Well, where you'll be equipped, networked and refreshed. Join us for encouraging keynotes, anointed worship, and great sessions.


Help us make this year the best year yet at the Well. Your sponsorships help us continue to encourage and equip Christian creatives to impact the world with us.


Help us get the word out about the Well Conference. Here are printable flyers, social media posts, and other tools to help you share the Well with your church and social circle.


Join us in praying for our conference, our attendees, our speakers, and our sponsors. We want to make an impact in this world and in the Kingdom of God. Will you partner with us?

Resources for Writers


Annual Christian conference for editors and proofreaders

Karin Beery

Write Now Editing: Turning good manuscripts into great books!


Mary Kate Brown, Member Specialist

Fusion Graphic Consultants

Full-Service Marketing Firm

Courtney Lasater

Editor, Unlocked Teen Devotional, Keys for Kids Ministries

Christian Editor Connection

Personally connecting established freelance editors with the people who need them.