Lubbock, TX - Christian Scholars Conference, "Apprenticeship in Art"

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 | By Hank's Staff

 

June 4, 2019, 7-9 pm, John R. Erickson will be speaking: 

 

“Apprenticeship In Art — Two Writers,” John R. Erickson, Hank the Cowdog & S. J. Dahlstrom, Wilder Good

 

For early attendees — The career of beloved Texas writer John R. Erickson began in the turbulent 60s at the University of Texas and then onto Harvard Divinity School. Despite the early academic pedigree, he left academia to become a working cowboy back home and the internationally-known children’s author of the Hank the Cowdog series, selling over 9 million copies and having been courted by Disney. In his later years he shared his wisdom and experience of the craft of writing with Nathan (S.J.) Dahlstrom who has gone on to publish his own award-winning children’s series. The slow but deliberate apprenticeship in craft and art is a process too often left outside the academy but which began for Erickson and Dahlstrom in the pasture, horseback, with a shared love of animals and physical labor. They will discuss their experience of mentoring—focusing on how the process can be mutually-beneficial and why it must continue."

Link to Christian Scholars Conference here - Admission, details, etc.

 

 

Tags: Hank the Cowdog books, Famous Texans, Writing