Quakers Uniting in Publications (QUIP) began informally in 1983 among a group of Friends with a concern for the ministry of the written word. Consisting originally of Quaker publishers and booksellers, QUIP membership now includes authors, editors, publishers—creators of books, articles, and other media—from all over the world.
Over three days in May, nearly 50 Friends from Africa, Belgium, Canada, Russia, the UK, and the United States met online for the QUIP conference, “Celebrating Quaker Writing.” Panels and workshops covered topics including the place and purpose of book reviews, writing for children, book promotion, blogging, and manuscript editing. The virtual gathering also offered author readings from new work, QUIP business (including approval of funds to assist Quaker authors and publishers in countries less affluent than those in which most QUIP members live), and epilogues. All sessions were recorded and are available at QUIP’s website.
QUIP’s mid-year meeting is scheduled for October 22 and will include strategic planning for the future.
Learn more: Quakers Uniting in Publishing