Queensland based young writers are biting at the bit to be part of the 2017 young writer conference on the Sunshine Coast at the Alexandra Park Conference Centre at Alexandra Headland on Saturday 12 August.
The Queenslanders are coming from:
These young writers represent a board spectrum of 'everything.'
There are theologians, university students, school teachers, bank managers, film makers, seminarians, missionaries, school chaplains, military chaplains, IT engineers, professionals, home makers, piano teachers and other assortments.
One could hardly make up such a list—some are married, some are engaged, many are young and single, some are waiting upon the Lord, quite a number are parents—again it's mix of this and that.
Plus a number of partners and family groups—making a day of it.
They all write for Christian Today.
Two are sport writers:
Two are senior writers:
The others are 'comment' writers and this means they discuss the things around them in society, what they've recently read, film making, IT, theology, philosophy, family life, work and faith and a host of other situations./
Four are involved in the young writer program as 'week editors' and 'week collaters'
Bridget Brenton also does the video for these young writer conferences.
There are so many talented young people in Queensland. Many Bible Colleges are coined as 'marriage central' and it wouldn't surprise me at all—as numbers of these Queensland young writers are single men—they might even take a peek at the Southern Belles attending the conference.
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html