This year we have an amazing line up of special guests.
We are still doing our flagship conference in the trendy Pearl District of Portland (early registration ends TOMORROW) and the following week we will be in Nashville, TN. About three weeks later, we will be in beautiful Santa Barbara and at each conference we have some inspiring people stopping by.
This year’s conference is all new, too. We’ve created a 55 page workbook including nine modules that, once complete, will give you a life plan based on the elements of story. Essentially, you’ll be plotting your life the way great writers plot their novels and screenplays. It’s a whole new way of viewing your life and creating a life plan has never been more fun.
In Portland, our special guest is Bob Goff, whose book Love Does releases this week (If you’re coming, we’ve got a copy of his book as our gift to you.) Bob is the living, breathing Walt Disney of construction lawyers and also happens to be the American Consul to Uganda. I’ll be interviewing Bob extensively about his school in Uganda, his passion for family, his crazy thirst for adventure and motivation to spread God’s love. Bob does life like nobody I’ve ever met and I think you’ll be inspired by what he has to say. For our special event in Portland, we will be showing Blue Like Jazz. For those of you who haven’t been able to see it yet, we’re rolling it out and I’ll be doing a Q and A after.
Bob will also be joining us in Nashville, along with our friend Amy Grant.Amy will be performing an acoustic set and talking a bit about her life. I could list all of Amy’s accomplishments, but honestly, she’s just a hometown, Nashville girl who has lived an unbelievably exciting and redemptive life. We are honored that she’d be willing to join us! (Early registration for Storyline Nashville ends next week!)
Joining us in both Nashville and Santa Barbara will also be Jamie Tworkowski. Jamie is a dear friend of ours who started the organization To Write Love on her Arms for which a film called Renee will be released later this year. Jamie is a humanitarian with a mission, helping thousands of kids and adults who struggle with depression and hopelessness writer better stories for their lives. You’ll be inspired to live a better story by hearing from Jamie.
In Santa Barbara, our special guest is acclaimed photographer Jeremy Cowart. Jeremy has photographed both wealth and poverty, the famous and the marginalized and has helped millions see the world differently. Perhaps one of the most creative guys in the industry, we will talk to Jeremy about his many projects including Help Portrait, an organized effort in which photographers all over the world set up shop on a specific day and create head shots for those who can’t afford to have their picture taken. In a digital age of Facebook and online resume’s, this simple act has changed the lives of thousands.
Everybody we ask to be a special guest at Storyline is a friend. And those who come become friends, too. We are building a community, and we’d love for you to join us!