Association of Christian Writers

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ACW Writers Day - Derby

Saturday 10th March 2018, 10 am to 4 pm


St Alkmund's Church, 40 Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GU



Guest Speakers: Journalists - Claire Musters and Sam Hailes


The theme for the day will focus on journalism with two speakers from Premier Christianity magazine. Find out how to find that all important hook to grab the interest of an editor, structure your article writing, conduct interviews and much, much more. 

Speakers

Sam Hailes is deputy editor of Premier Christianity magazine. After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Journalism in 2011, Sam freelanced for a variety of magazines and websites as a journalist, editor and social media manager before joining Premier. 

He  has interviewed hundreds of stars, leaders and trend setters including adventurers Bear Grylls and Sir Ranulph Finnes, Christian leaders Tony Campolo and Elaine Storkey, chart topper Owl City, racing driver Jaime Alguersuari and Grammy award winning artists including Israel Houghton, Mary Mary and Matt Redman.

Claire Musters is a freelance writer, speaker and editor, mum, pastor’s wife, worship leader and school governor. Her latest book is Taking off the mask: daring to be the person God created you to be. She writes for various magazines including Woman Alive, Families First, Liberti, Flying for Life, Inspire, and is currently Premier Christianity magazine’s freelance news and features journalist. To find out more about her, please visit www.clairemusters.com and @CMusters on Twitter.

PROGRAMME

SESSION ONE – WHAT IS JOURNALISM AND WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE OUT THERE?

Introductions – Who we are!

Introduction to journalism 

What opportunities are there to freelance and how can I find inspiration?

 

SESSION TWO – PITCHING, WRITING AND INTERVIEWING

Pitching Dos and Don’ts

Structuring articles 

Conducting interviews 

Working with the local press – how to get your message out / PR and press releases


SESSIONS THREE – A CHANCE TO TRY IT OUT…

A chance to pitch your best article ideas to Premier Christianity magazine. We’ll choose the best ones (and we might even commission them!) 

A chance to interview someone in a live setting


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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.

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