It's hard not to judge a book by its cover. As you stroll through the stacks, fancy illustrations and promotional copy fight for your attention. Next time you head to the bookstore or library, take a list of award-winners with you. These books have what counts between the covers.
Her books have sold several million copies and have been translated into 17 languages. Bostrom served as pastor of Wildwood Presbyterian Church in Chicago Presbytery for 22 years and now lives and writes full-time in Carlsbad, California. She responds to 3 questions asked by the Presbyterian Writers Guild: Whose writing has most influenced your work?
He sent it back to me with comments. I cringe to think how nervy I was, but he was so gracious and kind that I have resolved to always treat writers who approach me for help with the same spirit. Barbara Brown Taylor was a later addition to my repertoire, but I poured through her sermons when I served as a pastor.
I read Leaving Church for the second time when I found myself struggling with leaving ministry to devote myself to writing. I interviewed her for a book I wrote on Newbery Medal authors and will never forget her willingness to give her time to a newbie author.
In what ways has writing for children inspired your own faith? I love the spiritual depth of children. They have an awareness of the divine that leaves me in awe.
My Little Blessings series with Tyndale began with a question a little girl at church asked me one Sunday morning: We have much to learn from children. They are so resilient! They accept the traumas of the world far better than adults.
They recognize death as part of life. They embrace the moment. Children embrace God, and the world, with open arms. They are my greatest inspiration in writing and in my faith journey.
Do you have a vision for the Presbyterian Writers Guild? The Guild has been a major part of my life as a writer, from introducing me to my first editor and my current agent, to encouraging me along the way, to honoring me with the David Steele Distinguished Writer Award in I count many of the Guild board members as my friends.
Vic Jameson, one of our deeply beloved Guild members, honored us with a bequest in his will that truly saved us as an organization.
We are in a healthy place now. Our work continues to unfold as society changes and we are trying to stay current and viable. We seek ways to connect with new writers and encourage those who seek publication. Conferences are valuable but expensive to run and to attend, so we are trying to discover other ways to be a visible presence.
We need to keep coloring outside the lines and trying new ventures. My vision is that in decades to come, the PWG will be strong and vital and visible.The fallacy of using any single work, such as The Fall of Hyperion, either to predict or limit the shape of Keats’s career or the direction of his evolution, had he lived, is nowhere better demonstrated than in the lyric he transcribed the same day he announced the final abandonment of .
Odysseus Elytis “for his poetry, which, against the background of Greek tradition, depicts with sensuous strength and intellectual clear-sightedness modern man’s struggle for freedom and creativeness”.
The Northern Virginia Review presents outstanding original fiction, poetry, essays, fine art and photography from the Mid-Atlantic region and the faculty, staff, and alumni of Northern Virginia Community College. It is published in a handsome print edition each March.
New Haven, Conn. — The five most recent winners of the prestigious Yale Series of Younger Poets competition will read from their work at the Whitney Humanities Center (WHC), 53 Wall Street, on.
The recipient of the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award was John McPhee. Born in in Princeton, New Jersey, John McPhee is a journalist, essayist, author, and longtime journalism professor at Princeton University.
The highest performing hospitals on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey are recognized annually with the prestigious Leapfrog Top Hospital award. Top Hospitals have better systems in place to prevent medication errors, higher quality on maternity care and lower .