“Towers” hosts free writing seminar, now in Norton 101

Communications Staff — September 14, 2011

SBTS Communications invites all students, faculty and members of the Southern Seminary community to attend the “Towers” writing seminar, Friday, Sept. 23. Initially scheduled to take place in Honeycutt 246, the location has been changed to Norton 101.

Jeff Robinson will help attendees hone academic, creative, Web and popular writing, with particular emphasis on journalism.

Robinson has won more than 20 awards for writing and journalism excellence in his 20-plus years of experience. He served as an editor and reporter for several newspapers in the southeast, his writings appear in USA Today, The New York Times and Baseball America, and he was the director of news and information for Southern Seminary from 2000 until 2010. At present, Robinson is co-writing a book about John Calvin with SBTS church history professor Michael A.G. Haykin, due next year from Crossway.

“Towers” will provide lunch for those who RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 21, at noon. RSVPs can be sent to towers@sbts.edu or by calling (502) 897-4000.

Schedule as follows:

  • “This Is My Father’s World”: Christian news writing in a fallen world, the WORLD Magazine approach to biblically focused journalism (9-9:45 a.m.);
  • Journalism 101: the “formula” for clear, concise news writing contrasted with feature writing and in light of common fallacies (10-10:45 a.m.);
  • Nuts and Bolts: Crucial Aspects of News Writing: writing leads, conducting an interview and meeting deadlines (11-11:45 a.m.);
  • “I Hear Your Voice Calling”: feature writing and developing one’s “voice” or style for accepted journalistic practice (1-1:45 p.m.);
  • Don’t Waste Your Journalism: encouragement as to how news writing will make one a better student and gospel minister, with Q&A (2-2:45 p.m.)

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