Registration Available on April 1, 2022
Title: Writing Non-fiction Books for Publication
Date and Time: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 11:30 am – 3:00 pm EDT
Facilitators: Quentin Schultze, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Communication, Calvin University; Tim Muehlhoff, PhD, Professor of Communication, Biola University; and Robert H. Woods Jr, PhD, Executive Director, Christianity and Communication Studies Network
Description: This half-day workshop with award-winning authors and professors of communication and media focuses on practical advice for Christian educators and professionals who want to write heart-filled, Christ-centered, non-fiction books that educate and inspire. Facilitators explore how to manage writing and publishing while teaching and working full-time. Topics include motivations for writing, communication habits that help promote writing, strategies for developing content for books, and how to bring a book from concept to proposal to final publication. Editors from Christian publishing houses will join the conversation to share tips on how to write a winning proposal and more. Participants will have an opportunity to connect with publishers for proposal pitches. There is plenty of time for Q&A and group discussion with those in attendance.
Quentin Schultze (PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) is CCSN Senior Fellow and Professor Emeritus at Calvin University, where he received the Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching. He has written many articles and books, including Communicating with Grace and Virtue, An Essential Guide to Public Speaking, An Essential Guide to Interpersonal Communication, Résumé 101, Communicating for Life, Communicate Like a True Leader. Dr. Schultze was one of the founders of the Gospel Communications Network, which created the online Bible Gateway. He serves on the Board of Directors of Baker Publishing Group. He leads teaching, publishing, and faith-integration seminars online and at universities and seminaries. Connect with Quentin: www.quentinschultze.com.
Tim Muehlhoff (PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) is Professor of Communication at Biola University where he teaches classes in conflict resolution, apologetics, gender, and family communication. For over 30 years he served with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) in the campus ministry, short-term missions (Kenya, Russia, Lithuania), and with Keynote as a trainer for The Comm Lab—a center that trains Cru staff, pastors, and lay people in evangelistic speaking and apologetics. For the past 20 years Tim and his wife, Noreen, have been frequent speakers at Family Life Marriage Conferences. Tim currently is co-director of the Winsome Conviction Project which seeks to reintroduce civility and compassion into how we disagree in the public square. Tim is the co-host of the Winsome Conviction Podcast. His book Winsome Persuasion: Christian Influence in a Post-Christian World (with Biola University professor Rick Langer) received a merit award from Christianity Today’s 2018 Book of the Year Awards in the category of apologetics/evangelism. His newest book, Winsome Conviction: Disagreeing without Dividing the Church (with Rick Langer) explores conflict between fellow Christ-followers. Connect with Tim: www.timmuehlhoff.com.
Robert H. Woods Jr. (PhD, Regent University) served as Professor of Communication and Media at Spring Arbor University for nearly 20 years. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Christianity and Communication Studies Network (CCSN) (www.theccsn.com), a non-profit network providing resources and training on faith-learning integration in the field of communication studies. He has served as the President of the Religious Communication Association (RCA) and was named Scholar of the Year by RCA in 2013. Robert is the co-author with Paul Patton on Everyday Sabbath: How to Lead Your Dance with Media and Technology in Mindful and Sacred Ways (Cascade Books, 2021). His book co-authored with Kevin Healey (University of New Hampshire), titled Ethics and Religion in the Age of Social Media: Digital Proverbs for Responsible Citizens (Routledge, 2019), received the 2020 Book of the Year Award from RCA. Connect with Robert: www.roberthwoodsjr.com.
Registration Fee: $75.00
Registration Available on April 1, 2022