Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will host a “Faith and Writing” workshop July 28-30 to explore various forms of creative writing — starting a blog, creating a sermon or devotion, “traditional” forms of creative writing (story, nonfiction, drama, poetry) — and how Christian faith influences written work.
Attention will be given to social media and new forms of expression, with ample time provided for creative exercises.
The Rev. Travis Scholl, managing editor of Concordia Journal and author of Walking the Labyrinth: A Place to Pray and Seek God, and Peter Mead, Christian editor, publisher and writer, will lead the workshop.
“We often think creativity is something you have to be born with. But it isn’t,” said Scholl. “The workshop is all about ways to cultivate creativity in our lives, especially with words. And especially when it’s rooted in a God who creates, the Word made flesh.”
The workshop will focus on what it means to create and communicate as a person of faith. What makes for effective communication? How do we cultivate creativity in our lives? What role does faith play in the creative process? Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own work, as well as favorite works by others.
Registration is $175 per person, with a maximum of 15 participants. On-campus housing is available for $30 per person for a shared room, or $45 per married couple or a single room. Meals are not included.
Registration is now open through July 17.
For more information, contact the seminary’s Office of Continuing Education at 314-505-7286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted June 12, 2015