Hello! Here’s where you can find the events where I will be serving in 2019 as well as get a feel for the different ways we can work together.
My best contribution to your event or gathering will come where faith and creativity intersect.
What I’ve learned after over a decade of speaking at retreats and conferences, writing books, and co-creating a membership site for writers is that when people finally wake up to the life of God within them and begin to move toward what makes them come alive, art comes out.
I’m here to help catch it, name it, and then simply help people move toward their next right thing in love.
Gatherings + Offerings
In-person gatherings and conferences, online offerings, and small group work
Late May 2019 // hope*writers
A community of working writers dedicated to the success and creativity of each member.
We help smart, creative writers navigate the transition between writing for themselves and writing for a reader. While our membership site is always active, we only open doors for new members three times a year. Our next open enrollment will be January 2019.
“Two years ago I was lost, discouraged and wondering whether to pack it all in. With the teaching, practical help and encouragement I found at hope*writers I’ve felt understood, believed in and equipped. At hope*writers I’ve found my people. I now have a book deal and I couldn’t have done it without my hope*writers family.”
— hope*writer Niki Hardy, first book under contract with Revell Books
March 22-24, 2019 // The Breath and the Clay
A gathering to explore the intersection of art, faith, and culture
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
June 22-29, 2019 // Literary London
Tsh Oxenreider and I will be leading another small group through London and the surrounding area this summer, specifically designed for women in a creative business industry. While Tsh will lead the way she loves to travel, I’ll come alongside as a co-listener and fellow journeyer, holding open thoughtful space to make sure participants don’t miss it.
My role on this trip is to create conversational arrows to reveal the quiet narrative taking place in our souls, holding space with intention and a light hand. As we explore the land of storytellers, we will also deep-dive into each of our unique work, collectively helping each other solve problems, find reinvigorated vision, and decide our next right things.
“This trip will linger with me for a lifetime. Our conversations literally changed the course of my professional life — no small thing. I am forever grateful to Tsh & Emily.”
September 26-28, 2019 // The Apprentice Gathering
A journey in discipleship and spiritual formation. I will be teaching one of the Thursday day-long intensives.
October 19, 2019 // The Nest Fest
Midland, North Carolina
November 7 – 9, 2019 // The hope*writer Conference
A gathering of smart, creative, working writers who want to write meaningful words without sacrificing their meaningful lives.
Charlotte, North Carolina
We are not currently accepting new 2019 requests, but if you have an event in mind you believe would fit well with what you’ve read so far, and if that even happens after September 2019, email Traci at firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries.