Scott Postma

A blog about the Great Books, the Craft of Writing, and Human Flourishing.

The Truth about Poiema

[This post was first published at on April 10, 2017]

In the age of the internet and social media, writers can be like bad cliches—a dime-a-dozen—and redundant too.

Online writing courses are nearly as ubiquitous.

So why pour another glass of water into a swollen ocean?

Hi. My name is Scott Postma, and I am the founder of Poiema, an institute for faith, culture, and creativity. I’d like to answer that question by introducing myself and sharing a short story.

I am not a best-selling author. I am not a famous TV personality. And I may never be a literary rock star.

I am, however, a regular guy who has studied and taught the craft of writing, and spent more than twenty years in a vocation where words were the medium for making my little corner of the ocean a better place to swim.

Two Significant Events

During the twenty-plus years I served in the pastorate, two seemingly unrelated but significant events took place. [continue reading at…]

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About Scott Postma

Scott is a writer and teacher living in North Idaho. He loves teaching the Great Books, writing and blogging, and collecting more books than he'll ever read in a lifetime. You can subscribe to the tribe and follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus.

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