Saturday 21 January the Adelaide young writers with Christian Today Australia met over lunch with Press Service International's program head Dr Mark and Delma Tronson.
These amazing young people have been writing for Christian Today for several years and they bought three new people to the lunch to be introduced to the Press Service International program.
Justin and Liana Monaghan are stalwarts in the young writer program. Justin spoke at the young writer's annual conference last year on his professional artistic endeavours.
Justin bought to the lunch Conor Ryan to learn about the young writer program.
Tim Everton the 2016 Basil Sellers Award winner bought along Brandi-lee Cester to hear about the program.
Michael Dahlenburg another Adelaide stalwart of the young writer program bought to the Adelaide young writers lunch Mark Flippance.
Both Mark Flippancre and Conor Ryan will be incorporated into Week 4 of the five week program. Press Service International has a Cyclical schedule whereby there are 5 Weeks in each Cycle and doing the maths, 10 Cycles each year.
Christian Today Australia is part of the Christian Media Corporation International network based in New York with mastheads such as Christian Post in the US, Christian Today UK and numerous others.
Next month Christian Today New Zealand is being established as another masthead in the CMCI network. This new masthead came about by a suggestion of mine to mirror image Christian Today Australia (same advertising and lead stories) but with Kiwi young writers.
Press Service International's program with Christian Today Australia provides these young writers -
Internationals from around the world
Australian young writers
New Zealand young writers
New Zealand's Bishop Brian Carrell one of the Kiwi panellists for the New Zealand young writer 'annual awards, sought to have the Kiwi young writers included in Christian Today Australia while the fledging Christian Today New Zealand develops.
As a result, the Kiwi young writers will fill Week 5 of the existing program.
Meanwhile the Adelaide young writers asked numerous questions regarding readership, statistics, republishing issues, topics and the reflective nature of many articles.
It was my task to give a broad introduction of the Press Service International young writer program and how it fits into the CMCI world-wide network, the annual conference and Basil Sellers Awards along with basic administrative schedules.
Michael Dahlenburg as the 'new writer coordinator' sends to each new young writer the proforma email explaining the program with Christian Today, whereby the new young person needs to respond to Michael they have read and understood the information. At that point they are incorporated into the young writer team.
The remarkable aspect to the young writer program is that these young people are having their voices read and heard on the international scene.
Australian young people 18-30 years of age interested in being published on a monthly basis in Christian Today – 0419 917 713 firstname.lastname@example.org
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