Archive for February, 2012

A Good Week for Writers

Do you enjoy writing or illustrating stories for children? Do you have a favorite children’s book? Well, this week is for you. February 5-11 is Children’s Writers and Illustrators Week. According to the Children’s Author Network, during this annual event, acclaimed authors and illustrators from Children’s Authors Network (CAN!) visit schools, libraries, and children’s shelters all over the country. Lively storytelling, fascinating presentations, and hands-on writing workshops make books spring to life, and inspire a life-long [...]

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2012 US FaithWriters Conference – Interested?

I have been to all of the US FaithWriters’ conferences, and can tell you that it is a WONDERFUL experience. And, of course, the question usually comes up about this time of year: “Are we having a conference this year?”

The answer: We’re not sure. Right now, the FaithWriters’ folks are trying to gauge interest, to determine, especially in this economy, if it would be feasible.

There’s a poll on the FaithWriters boards (click here) – we’d appreciate you letting us know [...]

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Music for Writing Inspiration?

Today is the 103rd birthday of George Beverly Shea, the Grammy-award winning Canadian-born American gospel singer and hymn writer.  Shea has often been described as “America’s beloved Gospel singer” and is considered “the first international singing ‘star’ of the gospel world,” as a consequence of his solos at Billy Graham Crusades and his exposure on radio, records, and television. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Shea holds the world record for singing in person to the most people [...]

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