Big Names on Campus - Writer's Symposium by the Sea Brings Revolutionaries to PLNU

Date: 
Thursday, February 17, 2011

PLNU's annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea has brought quite a few eye and ear catching names to campus. This year is no different.

On Wednesday, Lynn Vincent, New York Times best-selling writer of books like Same Kind of Different as Me and Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue: An American Life, held an afternoon workshop on collaborative writing. In Wednesday's chapel, Mary Karr, author and memoirist of Lit: A Memoir and The Liars' Club, shared the story of her turbulent life.

On Thursday night, lyricist and musician Chris Hillman joined a conversation with Karl Martin and performed an acoustic concert. He has impacted, perhaps even defined, country rock by his work in The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers. Hillman also led a lyric writing workshop Thursday afternoon.

Friday, Rob Bell, founder of Mars Hill Church and a powerful voice in Christian spirituality, will have a conversation with Dean Nelson.

 

You can listen to more about the week's fascinating speakers featured on KPBS radio: 

Chris Hillman on KPBS

Mary Karr on KPBS

 

Learn more about the symposium: Click here.