Omega Writers

All the 2022 Conference info in one place


Friday 7- Sunday 9 October 2022

Venue: Peppers Salt Resort & Spa,
Bells Boulevard
Kingscliff, NSW 2487
Phone: 02 6674 7723


Whether you are brand new Christian writer or an established author, a non-fiction writer or a creator of kids’ lit, the 2022 Omega Writers Conference is for you. This year’s line-up of speakers has been deliberately curated to encourage, resource and inspire you on your writing journey. With ample opportunities to network with other likeminded and supportive writers, you will leave with new ideas, new connections, and a renewed excitement for your writing project. This is a not-to-miss conference for Christian writers!


DOwnload the program here


Keynote speaker and fiction workshop presenter: Steven James

Steven is a best-selling author of more than three dozen psychological thrillers, including his multiple Christy Award-winning Bowers Files series. Steven’s latest novel, Synapse, is set in the near future, and was a finalist at the International Book Awards in the Science Fiction category.

Steven also holds a Master’s Degree in Storytelling, and is an international teacher of writing and storytelling.  He writes short fiction, and his works have appeared in Writer’s Digest and the New York Times. When he isn’t writing or storytelling, you can hear Steven interview other writers and storytellers on his podcast, The Story Blenders.

For more information about Steven, click on the link to his website here:

Plenary speakers: Collett Smart and Lystra Rose

  • Collett will be presenting a plenary session on Self-Compassion, Resilience, and Well-being for Writers, as well as a very practical non-fiction workshop.
  • Lystra Rose, winner of the Black&Write Writing Fellowship will present on ‘The unspoken rules of Indigenous protocols every writer should know.’


  • Plenary Sessions with Lystra Rose and Collett Smart
  • Hands-On Workshop Streams for Writers of Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • A Marketing Intensive with Lisa Renee
  • Tips and Advice on writing for the US Market
  • Writing for Children and YA


An opportunity for conference delegates to book appointments with agents, publishers, editors and industry experts to discuss their work in progress, or to pitch a manuscript ready for submission. Writers will gather valuable feedback, suggestions and guidance, as well as increase their understanding of the publishing process. Appointments are on a first in first served basis and can be made on registration.

Find out who you can speak to at The Hub, and what services they offer here.


Genre and Breakout Groups
Host Groups
Worship Service
And the fantastic CALEB Awards Dinner


Early bird Registration: Monday April 18, closes Saturday June 18

Registration opens: Sunday June 19, closes Wednesday September 21

Covid refunds: If conference is cancelled due to Covid, refunds from Omega are straightforward.


Early bird member                                                $445

Early bird non-member                                       $525

Standard member                                                $495

Standard non-member                                        $575


  • Morning and afternoon tea and supper
  • Lunch
  • CALEB Awards Gala dinner on Saturday evening
  • All sessions each day


  • Accommodation (see below for some options)
  • Breakfast
  • Friday night dinner – there are plenty of local cafes where you can enjoy catching up with old friends and new ones
  • Shuttle cost from the airport to the venue


Accommodation options include on site accommodation at either Peppers Salt Resort and Spa, Kingscliff, or at Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff. Mantra is located right next to Peppers, and is a literal two-minute walk from the conference venue.Prices are special conference rates (starting at $195 per night for one guest including buffet breakfast; $220 for 2 guests including buffet breakfast) and will also be available for two nights either side of conference.

Booking forms are below, and on the Facebook page.

If delegates have trouble editing a pdf, they can print off and complete booking forms, then either scan or take a photo and return to Peppers via email

Booking form for Peppers

Booking form for Mantra

Other accommodation options may be found at local caravan parks, airbnbs etc.


Shuttle leaves Coolangatta airport 1pm QUEENSLAND TIME so please make sure you’re there by 12:30pm at the latest. Information of where to meet will be sent to delegates who register for the shuttle service.

Conference registration and afternoon tea are at Peppers from 3pm NSW time on Friday 7 October.

Conference opens 3:30pm, Friday 7 October, in the Ballroom

Conference concludes 2:00 pm Sunday 9 October

Shuttle leaves Peppers 2:30 pm Sunday Oct 9, arrives at Coolangatta airport approximately 1:50pm QUEENSLAND TIME

Got questions: Feel free to ask them on the Conference Facebook group here.