Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Power of Narrative- Christian Scholars Conference info

As I mentioned at last night's Rolling Hills Writers Connection meeting, here is additional info about the upcoming Power of Narrative-Christian Scholars writers' conference in Tennessee that I plan on attending-the first part of this is simply cut and pasted from http://csc.lipscomb.edu/ -

Christian Scholars’ Conference 2009
The Power of Narrative
June 25-27, 2009

Lipscomb University is pleased to host the 29th annual Christian Scholars’ Conference, June 25-27, 2009, under the theme, “The Power of Narrative.” Plenary speakers Billy Collins (US Poet Laureate, 2001-2003), Marilynne Robinson (Pulitzer Prize Winner, 2005), Hubert G. Locke, and Barbara Brown Taylor will stimulate dialogue on the intersection of faith, academics, and narrative's captivating quality. Paper and Panel sessions highlight the conference, bringing together fellow academics for collaboration and dialogue. We invite you to participate!

I love Marilynne' Robinson's novels Gilead and Home as well as Billy Collins' poetry and I recently began reading Barbara Brown Taylor's book, Leaving Church. All very literary work which reflect their Christian values, but not in a cliche-type of way.

As a writer, I want to be challenged and stretched and going to conferences with excellent writers and speakers is so inspiring.

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