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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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.


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