ACW Writers Day - London
7th October, 2017, 10 am to 4 pm
The Friendship Centre, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8EP
Guest Speakers: Glen and Emma Scrivener
'Telling God's stories' (Glen Scrivener)
"Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic" says JK Rowling. Why is this so? How should we use them? Using prose, poetry and video, Glen will help us explore: the origin of story, the flow of creativity, the magic of words, the beauty of truth and the strange journey home.
'Telling our stories' (Emma Scrivener)
If you have a true story to tell, but aren't sure how to get started, then this is a great place to begin. We'll cover areas like: why your story matters, finding your voice, writing about faith - your story as part of God's story, what to share - and what to leave out, tackling taboos and connecting with readers.
They will cover different kinds of writing; from blogging to books - and there'll be plenty of opportunities to practise, ask questions and give feedback.
Emma Scrivener is a best-selling author, blogger and speaker who has written largely in the area of pastoral care. Her first book, A New Name (IVP), told the story of her battles with anorexia, first as a teenager then again as an adult. Her follow-up book for IVP, A New Day, walks the reader through the healing and hope which Jesus offers in the midst of many struggles. Emma has been blogging since 2010 and was awarded "Blogger of the Year" at the Premier Digital Awards, 2014. She speaks across the country to churches, conferences, youth groups and in the media.
Glen Scrivener is an author, speaker and poet who has written a number of best-selling evangelistic books (321, Four Kinds of Christmas, Love Story). His videos, which often feature his poetry, have won multiple awards from both the Jerusalem Awards and the Premier Digital Awards (Halloween, To End All Wars, Four Kinds of Christmas, If You Had Been Here.) He has been blogging for 10 years and speaks all over the country to universities, schools, churches and conferences.
Cost: Members £22 pre-booked, £27 on the door
Non-members £27 pre-booked, £32 on the door
Refreshments are provided but please bring your own lunch.