By Rachel Aldrich
Patrick Henry College
Self-described “library book loser” and “soup-stirrer” Ann Voskamp wrote a book about her journey to find contentment in daily life and titled it One Thousand Gifts. Her words changed the lives of thousands of women as they too began to see God offering them hundreds of daily gifts – from the gift of a warm breakfast to the laughter of a child. Her book made the New York Times bestseller list for 59 weeks and prompted Christianity Today to feature her on its cover as one of the fifty women shaping culture and the church today.
The Patrick Henry College Office of Communications is proud to feature Voskamp as the host of its first ever Twitter chat on November 16 at 7 p.m. During the chat, PHC students, faculty, alumni, and the local community can tweet questions to Voskamp on a variety of topics.
To participate, log into Twitter and tweet your questions to @voskampann and @patrickhenrycol with the hashtag #AskAnn. An example question is: “@voskampann @patrickhenrycol What does your daily writing schedule look like? #askann.”
The chat serves as an opportunity to ask Voskamp about her life and work. The Communication’s Office is providing suggested questions to ask her. Participants should also feel free to ask her about their own lives – whether it be tips for overcoming a personal struggle or ideas for living a life characterized by grace.
Ask about her writing. What is her writing routine? What advice does she have for aspiring writers? How does she deal with writer’s block?
Ever wondered how to get published? Ask Voskamp what are publishers looking for and what she learned about the world of Christian publishers.
Ask about her book. What is Eucharisteo? What feedback has she gotten from the Christian community? What does it mean to live life fully?
PHC’s Distinguished Chair in Journalism and Public Policy and editor of World Magazine Marvin Olasky interviewed Voskamp at PHC last September. Watch the video here.