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You preach on Sundays. You tweet or blog or post during the week. You take seriously, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s admonition that “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” You are not silent. Still, you wonder: Am I saying enough? Is anyone listening? What else can I do?

You are a pastor. You love your congregation, but your commitment does not end with them. You are called by God to work for the flourishing of all creation. You have kindness, justice and humility to bring to a dialogue dominated by falsehood, divisiveness and disrespect. How can you speak so that people will listen?

It takes courage and skill to move from the comfort of your congregation to engaging in a more public conversation. Join us for this 5-day seminar in writing for public life and let us help you live more fully into this aspect of your call.

Charlotte Gullick will lead participants in learning to listen well to different publics; expanding the language palette beyond insider words; adopting a collaborative practice; and finding their own public voice. She will coach participants individually as well as teach specific writing strategies. Participants will leave with improved skills, new practices, and a strong draft of a piece to submit for publication.

Presenter: Charlotte Gullick

Date:  May 8-12, 2017

Time: May 8, 3:00 p.m. - May 12, 1:00 p.m.

Location: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, McCord Community Center
100 East 27th Street, Austin, 78705

Cost:  $460 (meals and lodging included). 

Participation is limited and requires application. The application deadline is April 7, 2017.

Scholarships Available. To apply, email us at ebw@austinseminary.edu.

Apply here.


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