Who wrote at Collegeville this summer? Learn more about our 2016 writing workshop participants.

August 2016

Who Wrote at Collegeville This Summer?

We had 83 writers attend our summer writing workshops; learn about represented regions, denominations, and more. 

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Fall Resident Scholars Are Almost Here  

With summer writing workshops completed, the Collegeville Institute is gearing up to host an impressive group of 2016/17 Resident Scholars. 

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Introducing Vivian Krueger

Vivian Krueger recently joined the Collegeville Institute as Administrative and Program Assistant. Viv has worked at Saint John’s University for 23 years in several different capacities. Her responsibilities include program and facility support, hospitality and event assistance. She has been married to her husband Randy for 35 years and they have three grown children and one granddaughter.


Seminar Hosts Interfaith Panel on Vocation

On September 29, 2016 at 7 PM, the Collegeville Institute Seminars will host a panel on vocation and calling at Saint John's University. 

The three panelists for this program—representing the Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhists traditions—are contributors to Calling in Today’s World: Voices from Eight Faith Perspectives, and the moderator—a Christian—is one of the book’s editors.

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Fall Workshops

Our 2016 summer writing workshops at the Collegeville Institute may be over, but did you know that we host fall workshops at other sites from coast-to-coast?

MississippiIn late September, a group of pastors will meet at the Grey Center in Canton, Mississippi for Mapping the Geography of Grace: A Writing Workshop for Clergy with facilitator Robert Benson.
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KentuckyKentucky's Louisville Seminary is the site for The Writing Pastor: A Workshop with J. Bradley Wigger, which will run October 16-22, 2016.
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MassachusettsClergy will enjoy the fall colors of Ashland, Massachusetts while attending Awakening Theological Imagination: A Spiritual Practice of Writing with Karen Hering in late October.
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WashingtonIn our final workshop of 2016, writers will gather at Whidbey Island in Washington for Writing Spirit, Writing Faith: A Week with Mary Potter. This workshop is designed for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers.
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