In partnership with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the Collegeville Institute held its first writing workshop of 2018 in Texas on May 14-18. The workshop, titled How Pastors Write for Public Life, provided space for clergy to dive into creative interests, expand their language palette, adopt a collaborative practice, and expand their public voices. Leader Charlotte Gullick provided guidance and support to writers during the three-day workshop.
When asked to reflect on what they learned during the workshop, one participant remarked: “I learned how much community enhances one’s writing. I learned countless tools to improve my craft. And I was deeply inspired both as a writer and a pastor.” Another wrote in their evaluation that the single best part of the workshop was “the companionship of other pastor-writers together exploring our sense of vocation and the tools to enact it.”