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Patricia Paddey & Karen Stiller with Steve Bell -- Book Launch

Friday Feb 28 2020 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium

The craft, the cost and the call: An evening of pondering the intersection of creativity, writing, and faith with Steve Bell, Patricia Paddey, and Karen Stiller.

You are welcome to this book launch with a twist. Join authors Patricia Paddey and Karen Stiller as they celebrate the release of their new writing book: Craft, Cost & Call: How to Build a Life as a Christian Writer, while in lively conversation with musician, author, and activist Steve Bell.

Patricia Paddey is a writer, editor, and communications consultant, and director of communications for Wycliffe College in Toronto. She has co-authored several books about the Church in Canada and the world, and has a Master of Theological Studies from McMaster Divinity College.

Karen Stiller is a writer, editor, and a senior editor with Faith Today magazine, co-author of several books about the Church in Canada and the world, and has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative NonFiction from University of King’s College, Dalhousie.

Winnipeg’s own Steve Bell is a recording artist of 20 albums, founder of Signpost music, multiple Juno-award winner, and a writer of songs, articles, and books, most recently Pilgrim Year, reflections on the spirituality of the Christian liturgical calendar.


Craft, Cost & Call

- by Patricia Paddey

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Inspiring and immensely readable, Craft, Cost & Call offers hands-on help to people of faith who want to write well and understand what it takes to be published. For writers yearning to grow in their craft or hoping to launch a writing career, this unique guidebook provides a clear path forward filled with the hard-won wisdom of long-time and widely-published Christian writers. From the beauty of the call to write and insights on how to be published, the authors take their readers on a journey both practical and personal. Readers will find clear direction on writing with excellence and beauty, and “Try this” challenges that will move any aspiring writer out of their armchair and into their writing chair. Far from a manual, Craft, Cost & Call reads as a heartfelt conversation between writers, guiding, encouraging, and cheering others on to success. Patricia Paddey and Karen Stiller are professional writers and editors of award-winning books and articles. Their work has appeared in magazines and journals across North America.