Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Word Made Flesh: A Day for Catholic Writers

CONTACT: Lisa Mladinich

For Immediate Release

Catholic Writers of Long Island Launches First Conference

Catholic Writers of Long Island will hold its first full-day conference at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, 440 West Neck Road, Huntington, New York, on Saturday, June 19th, 2010 from 8:45am-5pm, entitled, “The Word Made Flesh: A Day of Encouragement and Enrichment for Catholic Writers.” All are welcome, including nursing mothers with their babies.

Our keynote speaker, Rick Hinshaw, editor of the Long Island Catholic, will receive the Catholic Writers’ Guild’s “Lily” award for Meritorious Achievement in Catholic Arts and Letters. Signed copies of good Catholic books and other prizes will be raffled off and proceeds will benefit Catholic Relief Services.

Other speakers include: award-winning author and publisher, Josephine Nobisso; author and composer, Alexander J. Basile; retreat leader and host of “Among Women” podcast, Pat Gohn; and author and seminary rector, Msgr. Peter Vaccari. Msgr. Charles Fink, Director of Spiritual Formation for the seminary, will be the homilist.

The event emphasizes connectedness in the Body of Christ and supports professional networking through: name tags; three networking breaks with refreshments; and a special bonus – early-bird registrants will have bios and contact information listed in ¼-page sections in the program, an added value of $15. Mass, Rosary, and buffet lunch are included. Tickets before June 1st: $25 for adult early-birds and $17 for student early-birds. From June 1st-June 15th, tickets: $35 for adults and $25 for students. Meal head-count closes June 15th. Walk-ins: $45 for adults and $35 for students.

Register at: and click on the “Catholic Writers of Long Island” link in the left sidebar under "Important Links." Add your 100-word [max] bio in the “comments” section, or mail check and typed bio to: mater et magistra, P.O. Box 251, Hamlin, PA 18427 and put “LI Writers” in notes section. For more information, see Facebook page for “Catholic Writers of Long Island” or contact chapter president, Lisa Mladinich, at
[Media kit and photos are available upon request]