Tuesday, April 15, 2008

2008 Faculty Buzz

We've got a great faculty lined up for 2008! Because of limited space in our print brochure, we weren't able to tell you everything we wanted to tell about faculty members, so we'll be posting additional details on the blog over the next couple of weeks.

We've already posted details about our featured speaker, Karen Moore Artl, and musician, Lynne Drysdale Patterson. Today, we feature Lettie Kirkpatrick Burress (http://www.writingforhim.com/). She will be teaching workshop sessions entitled "Selling What You Write Again and Again" and "When Your Writing Leads to Speaking." Details on all workshops is found at http://www.kychristianwriters.com/BrochureSchedule.dsp.

About Lettie:

She has contributed to seven books, in addition to authoring a book called Lessons, Laughter, and Tough Love for our local school system. She has also written for numerous Christian periodicals, including HomeLife, ParentLife, Living with Teenagers, Journey, Discipleship Journal, Mature Living, and Christian Parenting Today. Several of her published articles have won awards at the Lifeway Writers Workshops and the Southern Christian Writers Conference.

Lettie also speaks primarily to women, on topics such as discipleship, spiritual growth, prayer, and family living. In 1995 She completed the Christian Leaders and Speakers Seminar (C.L.A.S.S.) developed by Florence Littauer. She has taught classes for beginning writers at Lifeway Christian Resources, Chattanooga Bible Institute, and Cleveland (TN) State College, as well as leading workshops at the Southern Christian Writers Conference.

She is the mother of four sons, ages 15 to 30. Her only daughter, Shela, died in July, 1993, at age 19 following a lifelong battle against a muscle disease. Tom Kirkpatrick, her husband of 29 years, died of cancer November l, 2000. In August, 2003 she remarried a widower, Phillip Burress.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, she has been employed in the past as a counselor with the Department of Human Services. She also served as Director of the Non-credit division of Continuing Education at Cleveland State College.

If you haven't registered for 2008 yet, there's still time to get the 10% discount by registering and paying by April 30th. See registration page at http://www.kychristianwriters.com/RegistrationInformation.dsp.

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