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Creativity and the Craft of Writing Sermons

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United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

3000 5th Street Northwest

New Brighton, MN 55112

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Registration Deadline for Creativity and the Craft of Writing Sermons: February 1, 2018

Workshop Registration: $75

Student Registration: $30 - Use promo code ARTSTUDENT at checkout to reveal student rate

OR sign up for this workshop and Telling the Story in Community: Writing for Reader's Theater for only $125!*

Questions? Contact arts@unitedseminary.edu.




February 9, 2018 | Creativity and the Craft of Writing Sermons

While different than developing a play, the craft of writing sermons draws on a combination of creative and focused energy not unlike the careful work of a playwright.

In this one-day session you will learn from renowned playwright Christina Ham how to discover and draw out the kernel of a story to develop writing that is robust in meaning, attention and impact. During the session you will learn (or relearn) creative skills and think about how to apply them to your work as a preacher or writer. The day will include both presentation and experiential learning.


About the playwright

Christina Ham's plays have been developed and produced nationally and internationally including the Kennedy Center and The Guthrie Theater and many others. Her children’s play Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 was directed by Tony Award winning actress Phylicia Rashad at the Kennedy Center to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. Her play Nina Simone: Four Women had its regional premiere at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. Christina is a two-time recipient of a McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting and a Jerome Fellowship from the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. She is the Program Coordinator for the Many Voices Fellowship Program at the Playwrights' Center where she's mentored emerging playwrights of color for the last ten years. She is a professor of black theater history and playwriting at Augsburg College. A graduate of the University of Southern California and an MFA in Playwriting from The UCLA School of Theater, Christina is a Core Writer at the Playwrights' Center.




*Add this second workshop to your order for a discount on the total (pick "BOTH Christina Ham Workshops" as your ticket type).


February 24, 2018 | Telling the Story in Community: Writing for Reader's Theater

Reader's Theater is an excellent way for a faith community to take a sacred text and develop it for use in any setting. Working with a common text, participants will create a new but true way of telling the same story in a unique way. This workshop will provide participants with the beginning skills for writing a dramatic reading that can be used in worship, education or for community outreach. It will also offer ideas for engaging others from your community to assist in both the writing and performing of the work. The day will include both presentation and experiential learning. To register for only Telling the Story in Community: Writing for Reader's Theater click here.

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