Come write with me.

Gregory Wolfe. David Dark. Julia Kasdorf. Jill Phillips. Andy Gullahorn. And me.

At one of the most beautiful spots on earth.

Ready to talk with you about your writing — fiction, nonfiction, poetry, songwriting — on a weekend retreat.

Will you join us September 29?

Read on for details about my workshop…

At the Laity Lodge Writer’s Retreat, I’ll be leading the following writing workshop:

Parable and Play: How to Write Stories Worth Reading More Than Once


In this workshop, we’ll study ways in which we can craft stories that are worth reading and re-reading. Examining the openings of great novels, we’ll consider the authors’ decisions about what to “show,” what to “tell,” and what to withhold from the reader. We’ll also consider the nature of Christ’s parables, to see how their truly subversive and disturbing qualities can inspire revisions of our own stories.

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Don't you hate these ugly click-bait ads? Visit LookingCloser.org for a bigger, better, ad-free version of Jeffrey Overstreet's blog. Jeffrey Overstreet is the senior film critic for Christianity Today, the author of Through a Screen Darkly and Auralia's Colors, and he teaches writing and film at Seattle Pacific University, Houston Baptist University, and Northwest University.