A Broader Public Writing for the Online Audience, June 21-27, 2017June 28, 2017 By Collegeville Institute Leave a Comment 2017 A Broader Public workshop participants (Left to Right): Susan Chorley, Lisa Webster, Evan Derkacz, Caroline Hennessy, Kristel Clayville, Melanie Weldon-Soiset, Tess Sanders, Liz Magill, Ben Swihart, Rosalind Hughes, John Van Sloten, Beth Kissileff, Lee Ann Pomrenke, Dana Trent What is the role of religious voices in a pluralistic society, particularly when writing on the internet? Participants in the writing workshop A Broader Public: Writing for the Online Audience, with the Editors of Religion Dispatches discussed this question, among others, when they gathered at the Collegeville Institute last week. Participants met daily to critique work and discuss best practices, which included conversation on how to pitch articles to editors. When asked what one insight they would take with them, a workshop participant wrote: “Clean and clear writing is a good thing–simple does not mean dumb. My writing doesn’t have to be overly flowery to be effective, which is very liberating.” Lisa Webster and Evan Derkacz, co-editors of Religion Dispatches, facilitated the workshop. One participant remarked: “Evan and Lisa were unwaveringly precise, gentle, honest, creative, and understanding… They’re pros; where else can you go to get a week of input from the likes of these two?” Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.