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Professional photographer and reNEW team member Marla Darius will be offering Headshots during reNEW. These are 10 minute appointments scheduled during Friday 9am – 3 pm and/or Saturday 2:30-5:30 pm. You will receive a professional outside headshot with no copyright restrictions for only $30 (one pose) or $50 (two poses). Please contact Marla Darius directly to set up your interview:


Would you like to have your writing critqued by a professional?

For reNEW 2017 we are offering optional personal critique appointments with a writing or speaking professional who will have received your submission (6 pages maximum) by August 15, 2017 and will then arrange a 25-minute appointment with you on Friday, October 6 between 10 am and 3 pm to go over their comments and to encourage you on the next step. The extra cost for this appointment is $25 (which you will pay directly at your appointment).

Categories for critique:

  • Fiction Book
  • Non-Fiction Book
  • Blog
  • Website/Social Media
  • Devotional
  • Bible Study
  • Children’s Book
  • Speaker One-Sheet
  • Book Proposal One-Sheet

(The maximum pages to submit is 6 – SIX) Procedure for Critique Appointment:

  1. Send an email to requesting a critique appointment.
  2. State which CATEGORY you will submit and when you plan to arrive on Friday Oct. 6.

In the Spring 2017 you will receive an email from your Critique Professional. You then submit your work to that person by August 15, 2017 and arrange your face-to-face appointment at Holy Family on Friday October 6th with them directly. You will then pay them $25 at the appointment. Appointments will not be scheduled at any other time during the weekend in order not to interfere with the flow of the retreat. (If you have to cancel after they have already done the critique work prior to the retreat, we kindly ask you pay them and they will send an email critique to you. If you request a critique and then decide not to submit, we would need your cancellation request by July 31, 2017 so another can be assigned.)