Story-telling: The Art and Craft of Writing Narrative
Whether you’re interested in writing fiction, journalism, or essays, you’ll learn the basics of constructing interesting and engaging narratives that also say something important. You’ll examine a few of the greatest story-tellers ever, from biblical authors right up through the present, write some of your own stories, and get a chance for feedback on pieces you’ve already written, whether short stories, essays, or even a play. You’ll become a better writer overall as we discuss matters of style and clarity. Finally, you’ll consider what the Bible teaches about the role of stories in our own lives and how that understanding helps us live more faithfully.
Ph.D. in Journalism, University of Texas (Austin)
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Religious Education, Briercrest Bible College
Dr. Les Sillars, Professor of Journalism, has been teaching students to research and write for almost 20 years. He has scholarly publications in his academic field, journalism history, and has served as PHC's Associate Academic Dean. He is on staff at WORLD Magazine and freelances for other national publications. His first book, about a survivor of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, will be published by Baker Books this fall.