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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Philocrites takes the mic at General Assembly.

I'm helping present two workshops at the UUA General Assembly, which meets in Portland, Oregon, next week:

  • Using the Web to Nurture the Spirit (#3055; Friday 2:45-4:00pm, Convention Center Portland Ballroom 255) — I'll be wearing my editor's hat in this presentation with UUA electronic communications director Deborah Weiner and Beacon Press associate publisher Tom Hallock; we'll explore the variety of ways UU organizations and individuals are providing powerful ministries online.

  • Blogs: A New Generation in Communication (#3064; Friday 4:30-5:45pm, Convention Center Oregon Ballroom 204) — I'll be wearing my Philocrites hat in a presentation about the brave new world of Unitarian Universalist blogs with fellow UU bloggers Peter Bowden, ChaliceChick, and Christine Robinson. (What a perfect appetizer for the UU bloggers dinner at 6:00!)

UU World and InterConnections, the two print periodicals my office produces, are sponsoring two more workshops:

  • InterConnections: What Is It About Some Congregations? (#2021; Thursday 10:45am-12:00pm, Convention Center D136) — InterConnections editor Don Skinner will talk about what he has learned from ten years of talking to congregational leaders about their successes and stumbles. The InterConnections newsletter is mailed quarterly to congregational leaders.

  • UU Spiritual Writing (#2023; Thursday 10:45am-12:00pm, Convention Center E143-E144) — UU World managing editor Kenneth Sutton asks if there is a distinctively UU tradition of spiritual writing in a conversation with UU World contributors Meg Barnhouse and Doug Muder. (They're's new columnists, and they write for Skinner House Books, too.)

Yes, alas, those two programs take place concurrently.

Also this year: UU World has a comfy booth in the exhibit hall. Stop by, browse, talk to business manager Scott Ullrich about advertising opportunities, and visit with the editors. Kenneth, Don, and I will spend some time there; you'll see our schedule posted on an easel at the booth. Our team also includes assistant editor (and news blogger) Sonja Cohen and retiring publisher Tom Stites, whose final days on the UUA payroll will be spent covering GA business for's General Assembly blog.

Please do come up and say hi.

Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 12 June 2007 at 6:47 PM

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