It used to seem apparent that one way to begin writing for Concordia Publishing House (CPH) was to attend one of their Writing for the Church workshops, held during the summer. The editors, however, haven’t had time to spare preparing for them lately, so Rev. Travis Scholl, managing editor of Concordia Journal, and Peter Mead, Christian editor, publisher, and writer, stepped up to the plate to fill the ongoing need through the Faith and Writing Workshop, offered through the Continuing Education office of Concordia Seminary. Consider this your save the date.
The PR materials aren’t available yet, but the dates are set: July 18th registration deadline for the July 26-28 workshop on the Concordia Seminary Campus. Campus housing is available ($30 per person shared room; $45 per married couple or non-shared room). All meals would be on your own. Workshop costs $175 per person.
There is a maximum of 15 participants, so I’ll let you know as soon as registration is available for fast turnaround.
While I won’t repeat everything describing the workshop on the CSL page, it looks like the workshop will be wide-ranging over diverse aspects and genres of creative writing. There may also be a panel session on writing and digital media, which can only be helpful for us writers in this day and age.
And, you know, the local zoo is free there, making it an excellent summer destination.
Anyway, write your hearts out, and if weather prevents you from venturing outside much, may you write yourself out of cabin fever also.