by Michelle Bollen
This September, aspiring writers from overseas and across the U.S. came to New Saint Andrews College for Wordsmithy. NSA and Canon Press annually host Wordsmithy, a writing conference that consists of workshops, panel discussions, graduate lectures, and all-school lectures by resident and visiting speakers. This year, Peter Hitchens came all the way from Oxford, England, to speak about the art of journalism and to share some of his riveting experiences as a journalist for Britain during the time of the Iron Curtain. Walter Kirn, author of Blood Will Out and Up in the Air, gave advice on writing fiction, essays, and poetry and had the crowd in stitches with his stories about being a converted Mormon and a new writer in New York.
Douglas Wilson, Nate Wilson, and Aaron Rench led the daily workshops. While both Pastor Wilson and Nate Wilson focused on prose writing, Aaron Rench gave a quick run-down of the art of poetry, even having the participants compose …
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