Year of Youth 2018

Blogger's Workshop (Xt3 Year of Youth Project)

Last edited 21st May 2018

Blogger's Workshop (Xt3 Year of Youth Project)

Develop your blog writing skills with experienced writers in the blogosphere:

  • Monica Doumit (Catholic Talk)
  • Matt Tan (The Divine Wedgie)
  • Marilyn Rodrigues (FRANKLY Mag) and
  • Joy Adan (Finding Joy)
All writers are also contributors to The Catholic Weekly.

  • Develop your writing skills
  • Learn hints, tips and smart advice
  • Discover a creative space to write and receive feedback
  • Opportunity for your work to be published on Xt3
  • Help us to create quality Australian Catholic content for teenagers and young adults in the Year of Youth and beyond
WHEN: 5th June 2018 - 5.30pm – 8.30pm

WHERE: Polding Centre – 133 Liverpool Street Sydney, CBD

Desired attributes:
  • a strong Catholic formation and faithfulness to the teachings of the Catholic Church
  • a passion for the New Evangelization
  • an ability to write clearly and engagingly for a wide, international audience that includes young people, non-Catholics and Catholics-in-formation
  • the capacity to make links between life and faith and to communicate those links in an imaginative and accessible way

We would be particularly interested in hearing from writers with any of the following:
  • a passion for movies
  • a passion for music and linking song lyrics to the faith
  • an interest in exploring the life of Eileen O’Connor
  • an interest in reflecting on the Saints
  • a good understanding and knowledge of Natural Family Planning (NFP)
  • a good understanding of Theology of the Body
  • an interest in social justice
  • an interest in liturgy or explaining the Mass to others
  • a calling to write on issues of sexuality and gender from the perspective of the Church's teaching

What We Ask For:

Writers who will take the responsibility seriously and be able to commit to a written post once a month, or once every two weeks (This can be configured on a case-by-case basis).

Assignments can be agreed collaboratively between the writer and the Xt3 team. All writing for Xt3 is done on a strictly volunteer basis.

This is an exciting opportunity for new and developing writers to build their resume with a website that reaches an audience of thousands and to use their writing ability for the evangelization of the Church.

If you are interested and between the ages of 18 to 35 yrs, please email providing us with the following information:
  • Your name
  • Why you would like to write for (under 200 words)
  • Any relevant information in your formation as a Catholic, work in ministry and writing experience so far.
Applicants without any formal writing formation are more than welcome to apply.

A sample of your writing, on any subject, no more than 800 words.

Please use “Applicant 2018” as the subject line of your email.

DEADLINE: May 25. [Edit: Extended to May 27]

Please note: due to limited space, you will need to be selected to attend this workshop. There is a maximum number of participants (approx. 10). We will get back to you within three working days after your submission.

This workshop is hosted by Xt3 and Sydney Catholic Youth as an initiative of the Year of Youth.

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