Last week, the writing workshop A Broader Public: Writing for the Online Audience, with the Editors of Religion Dispatches addressed the challenges and rewards of writing beyond the pulpit, as they thought together about the role of religious voices in a pluralistic society.
Workshop leader Evan Derkacz shared that for him, one of the highlights of the week was “the moment when we moved from the decision to be here and trust one another to a place where that sense of trust and unity were second nature. An extraordinary thing to happen in just a few days!”
Participants took away many insights and ideas, of which the following are a sampling:
- “Always write one idea, and only one idea.”
- “Embrace my voice, but remember my audience.”
- “Write about religion less apologetically as a Christian.”
- “Write from my area of passion and expertise.”
We look forward to hearing more from these participants, as their writing reaches new and broader audiences.