Association of Christian Writers’ Events

Saturday, 3 October 2020.   Online, using Zoom.

Morning Session:  10am to 12pm (approximately).

Afternoon Session: 1.45pm to 4pm.

COME BREATH (Ezekiel 37 verse 9)

Put the date in your diary. Book your place .

First, half an hour will be devoted to the Annual General Meeting which ACW is obliged to hold for the benefit of members, because we are a registered charity. After that we will devote the remaining time to the Writers’ Day on the theme:

Do Writers Have the Right to Exploit Scripture as Raw Material?

Can the Bible flow through all we write? Should it? And what are the perils of taking the Greatest Story Ever Told… and changing it? There will be opportunities to consider these and other questions, to discuss the issues in groups, try some writing exercises, as well as listening to two excellent speakers.

Bobbie Ann Cole, published author and qualified teacher with a Jewish background who has met and accepted Jesus. She has lived in Israel. Bobbie has three published books to her name, two memoirs She Does Not Fear the Snow, and Love Triangles, and a novel for young adults Being Lena Levi.

Paul Kerensa, British Comedy Award-winning writer for different media, including books, TV, radio, stage and stand-up; writing for Christian audiences but also for as broad an audience as possible, such as BBC shows Miranda, Not Going Out, Buble at the BBC, and Top Gear. He’s run workshops for BBC Writers Room and London Screenwriters Festival, with an emphasis on story structure and character development. Standing with one foot in the church and the other in the secular marketplace, he’ll be pondering the question: when it comes to the Bible, do we have to be careful exploiting the original text?

It promises to be an inspiring and thought-provoking day! Don’t leave it until the last minute. It will only be possible to book a place in advance this October because Zoom technology limits the number of places to 100. Let’s see if we can fill them all! The deadline for bookings will be Wednesday 30 September. If you have any questions please contact Jane Brocklehurst on events@christianwriters.org.uk

To BOOK a place you need to do three things:

  1. Complete the booking form below – if you don’t do that you will not receive the Zoom code which enables you to join the event on 3 October.
  2. Pay your fee – £5 for ACW members, £10 for non-members – by bank transfer to the ACW account, with your name as the payment reference: 
    Lloyds TSB Sort Code 30-93-20, Account No. 00770683.
  3. Email ACW membership secretary Allison Symes membership@christianwriters.org.uk to say that you have paid the fee.
    Allison is keeping track of payments and your email will provide a check list.
    After completing all three steps you will receive confirmation of your place. The Zoom codes will be sent in an email to the e-address you provide, please make sure it matches the details stored in the ACW membership database.

The closing date for bookings is 30 September 2020 at 11.59pm.

Booking Form: AGM and Writers' Event 'Come Breath'

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Charity

The Association of Christian Writers is a charity registered in England and Wales, no.1069839