Sacred Writes is pleased to host a public scholarship training retreat on June 16-23, 2019. Trainings will provide scholars with opportunities to acquire skills, identify resources, push disciplinary boundaries, and build communities of accountability and support to produce public scholarship on religion. Topics to be covered include: pitching and writing an op-ed; building a professional brand; using social media to promote and amplify scholarship; collaborating with journalists; cultivating camera-readiness; strategies for communicating with a variety of audiences; and assessing the personal and professional risks of public scholarship.
Training retreats will be held in June 2019, 2020, and 2021. Applicants for 2019 training must hold a PhD in religious studies or theology and be available for the entire session. Travel, meals, lodging, and a $1,000 stipend will be provided.