The Vine


About the New Vision Writing Summit

Do you need a moment to simply refocus? Do you need a moment to re-envision your life, purpose, and future as a writer / author? God is doing a new thing, do you see it?

Life has truly dealt us some blows in the past few months. The unimaginable and the unexpected happened, and now it seems that we all are trying to figure out just how to move on in this new season.

Here at Vine Publishing, we get it. We are with you. We are also trying to move with this divine shift (because we know that in spite of it all, God is still in the midst of this...can we get an "Amen!").

But, we really do get it, and that's why we have pulled together a group of Spirit-filled experts to help you BELIEVE AGAIN, SEE AGAIN AND WRITE AGAIN.

Here’s what we will help you to do:

Reconnect with your story and rediscover your voice with The Art and Power of Storytelling

The narratives of our lives are meaningful, but how do we authentically, and effectively tell our stories in a way that allows readers to recognize the threads of connection that bind our life experiences together? In the session we will explore the power and importance of storytelling. We will also explore how writers can use the art of storytelling to authentically engage readers and invite them on a revelatory journey towards God, self-discovery, healing and restoration.

Write even when it hurts with Writing Through Trauma – Reopening Wounds

We all have experienced trauma in varying ways. Death, divorce, abuse, violence, rejection, neglect, racism, systematic oppression, life unexpected disasters – we have all had traumatic experiences. These traumas sometimes create wounds that never seem to heal, and when writing a book you may find yourself overwhelmed by pain of it all. In this session we will explore how to write even when the wounds are being reopened. We will explore how to write through trauma.

Discover a new community with How To Build Your Tribe & Successfully Market Your Book

Writing a book is one thing, but without an established audience you may find it difficult to successfully market your books. In this session we will discuss how to identity, build, connect with, and leverage your tribal community.

Think about new ways to be an authorpreneur with Transforming Your Book into Opportunities

You have successfully written and published a book, now what? Your book is only the beginning of your literary journey, and in this session you will learn how to transform it into opportunities that will allow you to make a greater impact while earning additional income.

Discover ways to expand your influence and impact more lives with Pitching to the Media – Getting Media Attention for Your Book

Media outlets are always looking for stories; always looking for experts in a particular field. With the right strategies you may be able to attract positive media attention for your book. In this session you will learn the best way to pitch your story and get the attention your book deserves.

Move beyond books with a panel discussion on Writing for Magazines and Popular Blogs

This is a panel discussion and attendees will be asked to submit their questions in advance.

Our Speakers

Grace P. Cho

Grace P. Cho is a writer and the Editorial Manager at (in)courage. In the middle of her years in church ministry, she sensed God moving her toward writing, to use her words to lead others in a broader context. She coaches writers, mentors leaders, and believes that telling our stories can change the world.

Find her online @gracepcho

Pam Perry

Pam Perry is an award-winning communications professional. She has been called by Publishers Weekly a “PR Guru” and featured in many major publications, and on more than 100 radio and TV programs. She also has a 20-year career expertise in marketing, public relations and journalism in Detroit. She is the publisher of SPEAKERS MAGAZINE.

After working with Pam, her clients have been featured on CNN, TBN, The Word Network, Radio One, Oprah Magazine, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise, PBS – and many other major media outlets. Her clients have been offered major publishing contracts, and have created successful full-time careers as “authorpreneurs” earning six-figures.

Known as the master of connecting the right people, for the right project, at the right time – Pam Perry works hard to help her clients brand (and get paid) like a superstar.

Find her online @pamperrypr

Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes

Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes is a brand strategist, event planner and licensed minister. Her work is situated at the intersection of faith & culture. Gabby is committed to the work of justice both domestically and abroad. She studied for three months in Cambridge, England from September - December 2017 and participated in an interfaith Travel Seminar in March 2017 in Ahmedabad, India where she studied the faith-rooted justice work of Mahatma Gandhi and other Indian leaders. Gabby led a 7-person delegation to the city of Flint in April 2016 to advocate for clean water and environmental justice and is a contributing writer alongside some of the nation’s leading faith leaders to the newly released book (2017): Mr. President: Interfaith Perspectives on the Historic Presidency of Barack H. Obama. Most recently, she worked as the senior brand strategist for the Yale University Dwight Hall Center for Social Justice and Public Service from 2017-May 2018.

In addition to faith-rooted justice work, Gabby also has a background in publicity. She was the publicist for gospel music artists such as Mary Mary, Erica Campbell, Jonathan McReynolds, BeBe Winans and others.

Find her online @gabbycudjoewilkes

Alfonso Wyatt

Dr. Wyatt is a gifted writer and author of several books. He is a creative visionary, advisory board member, and guest instructor at the Institute for Transformative Mentoring (ITM), Center for New York City Affairs, The New School for Social Research and the Credible Messenger Institute (CMI) supported by Community Connections for Youth (CC-FY). ITM and CMI were created to help credible messengers address trauma caused by the vicissitudes of life as well as trauma experienced during incarceration while concomitantly learn how to mentor, counsel and advocate on behalf of court-adjudicated youth and young adults. Rev. Dr. Wyatt is a national role model, leader of leaders, renowned orator, author, and public theologian. He is an ordained Elder on the ministerial staff of The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York.

Find him online @alfonsowyatt

Frequently Asked Questions

The summit will take place Friday, June 26 to Saturday, June 27th. We will begin with our opening session at 6:30 p.m.

On Friday, June 26th the summit will begin at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, June 27th the summit will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday will be a full day, packed with great, informative session but don't worry, we will have breaks (time for you to walk around, grab some food and relax a little).

The summit will take place online via Zoom.

Your New Vision investment is only $150 $110. The last day to register is Friday, June 26, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

You will be able to pay online. Payment with a credit card will be securely processed through PayPal.

Simply send us an email via and we will get back to you with an answer.

Your New Vision Investment




(Last Day to Register: Friday, June 26, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.)