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RESOURCES & MEMBER NEWS

The Redeemed Writers Group works to connect and nurture writers. Please find below curated happenings and news from our writers group members as well as a list of writing development resources, classes, festivals, and conferences. The inclusion of these resources and events does not necessarily mean an endorsement from the Redeemed Writers Group nor its leaders, and we recommend you check the source for the latest updates and advise you to use your best judgment.

 

WRITING DEVELOPMENT & INSPIRATION

  • Workshops: Check out The Writers Workshop at Authors Publish for a range of offerings to develop your writing across genres.

  • Peruse the offerings at the Literary Hub at lithub.com for "the best of the literary internet every day"! Sign up to receive a weekly or daily roundup of all things literary and see their "5 Best Books of 2020 [We] Might Have Missed."

  • Submissions:

    • Authors Publish features "20 Literary Journals Always Open to Submissions" written by Emily Harstone.

    • The Center for Faith and Work (CFW) invites The Redeemed Writers Group members to write blog posts specifically Focused on (1.) Cultural Renewal (2.) Vocation or (3.) Calling. The CFW will share other specific themes as/when they arise, but they invite us to contribute writing on these themes for their blog. To explore the CFW blog and more visit https://faithandwork.com/.

    • Valiant Scribe Literary Journal, a repository of curated content that focuses on faith and social issues, is accepting submissions year-round on faith and social issues:  https://www.valiantscribe.com/submit 

    • The Showbear Family Circus, an academic journal, a literary journal, a digital library of art that sometimes streams film and music, and — once in a blue moon — a newspaper, is accepting submissions: https://showbears.submittable.com/submit

MEMBER NEWS

  • Register for "How to Write Characters Who Live and Breathe," a writing workshop led by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond to explore the question, "What does it take to create characters so real you can almost feel their presence as you read?" on Saturday, September 11th, 2021, at 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM via Zoom. For tickets and to register, visit https://bit.ly/3DWh0zq. 

  • Mark your calendars to register for "Who Gets to Tell a Story?" a series of writing workshops led by Stephanie Nikolopoulos to be held on November 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th, 2021. 

  • Lyonel Laverde has published his first YouTube commentary video! Check it out here!

 

  • Rachel Printy cites Madeline L'Engle in reminding us that "Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving." To read Rachel's stories and poetry, visit her newly redesigned website at https://www.rachelprinty.com.

  • Mary B. Safrit continues her work "Filling the gap between what the church offers and what single Christians need" with her podcast, blog, and more! Check out her newly designed website at https://marybsafrit.com/!

  • Follow our Writers Group Member's blog! "Norma Hopcraft writes a blog that concocts an elixir: one of her life and our common human experience, with the tang of the Kingdom. Shaken not stirred, in honor of Sean Connery. Written with a twist of serendipity and joie de vivre." For Norma's latest post, visit https://njaegerhopcraft.blogspot.com!

  • Follow our Writers Group Member's blog! Fleur Alys Dobbins is a playwright and blogger writing uplifting and soul searching pieces about being raised by her grandmother who she thought was her mother for the first 9 years of her life. She is also the founder of Look Up! Music and Creative Arts, a faith filled celebration of life through music and theatre arts integration, visit Lookupmusicamdcreativearts.com

 

COMMUNITY

We return for our Fall semester Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM EST online.

 

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