Speaker: Saint John’s Bible

The Saint John’s Bible

ASJBCCompleteAs author of The Art of The Saint John’s Bible, I have spent a lot of time with the illuminations in this project. As a former editor at Liturgical Press and graduate student in Scripture at Saint John’s School of Theology, I bring a theological background to my presentations. I have given presentations and facilitated “day of immersion” programs for churches, universities, and civic groups. I am the editor of The Scribe, a newsletter for the Heritage Edition of the bible, and continue to work closely with the Heritage program.

— In June 2016 I was the afternoon presenter at a 5-day conference at Saint Mary’s College on The Resurrection in the Gospel of John, where Sandra Schneiders, IHM, was the keynote speaker. I gave the introductory lecture on the bible and facilitated daily sessions on illuminations that supported the morning lectures.

— I was also the keynote speaker for a four-day conference in Duluth, a partnership of a Lutheran church and St. Scholastica monastery that included afternoon presentations on three volumes and a liturgy supported by images from The Saint John’s Bible. 

— Working with a retreat center and Episcopal church in Grand Marais, Minnesota, I also developed and presented a lecture and an art workshop on the illuminations as part of a community art exhibit on “illumination.”

— I have also presented at universities in Vermont, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Minnesota, as part of the “Year with The Saint John’s Bible” program. Interests at these institutions varied from art and bookmaking to theological relevance, and ranged from class visits to general presentations open to the public.

saint john's bible imageI am able to tailor the presentation to the liturgical season, current study, or the interests of the organization, and I’m happy to help coordinate additional materials through The Saint John’s Bible Project to have on site.

My rates for these presentations, in addition to travel expenses, are:

Introduction to The Saint John’s Bible:
Powerpoint presentation, approx 1.5 hrs  $200

Day of Immersion:
Introduction in the morning + visio divina experience in the afternoon $500

Presentation on a specific volume or topic related to The Saint John’s Bible:
Powerpoint presentation and guided discussion, approx 2 hrs $250

I’m happy to work with you to devise a schedule and presentation or presentations for your group. Contact me at susanmsink@gmail.com.