First Nations Christian writers gather in Winnipeg


Last updated 3/13/2017 at 3:10pm

Goldrock Press

Cree author and pastor Bill Jackson to speak at First Nations writers gathering.

WINNIPEG, MB-The second annual First Nations Christian Writers' Conference will be held in Winnipeg on March 30, 2017 at Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre.

Keynote speaker for the conference will be Mr. Bill Jackson, a Cree pastor, author, and teacher. Jackson is author of eight books including As Long as the Rivers Run, God and the First Nations, Suicide and Then, First Foundations for Families, Baptism and Communion, We Sailed to America before Columbus, and A More Sure Word.

Workshops will be led by Les Stobbe, veteran writer, editor, and publisher, and an active literary agent for over 20 years; Brenda Fontaine, a Cree author and freelance journalist; and Sue Carlisle, author, columnist, and a member of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.

Goldrock Press, the host of the conference, will also launch the second volume of an anthology of First Nations Christian writers at 2:00 p.m. and will include readings by the authors. Books are available for pre-order:

More information about the conference can be found at or by emailing

Cost of conference including lunch and dinner: $125.00. Checks or money orders should be made out to Goldrock Press, Box 1185, Norway House, MB R0B 1B0. Discounts on accommodations at Victoria Inn are available by emailing

First Nations Christian Writers Anthology Volume 2 will be launched at conference.


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