Quakers Uniting in Publications

Quakers Uniting in Publications (QUIP) publishers, authors, and booksellers want their works (print, media, art) shared with a wider audience. The wider Quaker community includes many creators in many genres and media, all encouraged by QUIP. While Quaker publishers and bookstores are fewer than in the past, there are still many ways to share the messages, and these creators join in sharing their work through QUIP.

The 2021 annual conference on April 9–11, Publishing Quaker Truths in an Upside-Down World, was in Great Britain but held virtually through Woodbrooke. Featured speakers were Brent Bill, Joe Jones, and Sally Nicholls. Workshops included Sarah Katreen Hoggatt and Gabe Ehri  presenting on video and other media, poetry writing with Philip Gross, and a panel on how to get spiritual books published. The online format allowed for international participation while air travel remains limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

QUIP is also the ministry of Quaker publication in areas of poverty and few resources. Since 1999 QUIP has dedicated part of its dues to help those from underserved countries to attend QUIP meetings, work with QUIP members, or financially assist publishing ventures. These small Tacey Sowle grants provide seed money and encouragement. An application form is on the QUIP website.

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