On Brevity: A Writing Workshop with the International Churchill Society

In August 1940, in the midst of the Battle of Britain, Prime Minister Winston Churchill sent a memo urging his staff on the purpose of brevity. Churchill wrote that "We all have to read a mass of papers. Nearly all of them are far too long. This wastes time, while energy has to be spent in looking for the essential points."

Brevity is just as important today as it was more than 70 years ago. Learn how to write more clearly and concisely at YPFP's writing workshop with Michael Bishop, the Director of The National Churchill Library and Center at The George Washington University and Executive Director of The International Churchill Society.

When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Where: National Churchill Library and Center

2130 H St NW, First Level, Washington, DC 20052, United States

Check-in: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Discussion: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Post-Discussion Mingle: 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Michael F. Bishop was appointed director of the National Churchill Library and Center at the George Washington University and executive director of the International Churchill Society in October of 2016.  His reviews and articles on Churchill, Lincoln, World War I, and British and Irish politics and history appear regularly in The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, National Review, The Daily Beast, and elsewhere. Michael has already established the Churchill Library as a vibrant center of Churchillian activity, hosting a number of distinguished leaders in the fields of politics, the military, journalism, and history to discuss the continuing relevance of Churchill's legacy.  Many of these events have been covered by C-SPAN and are available to view online. 

Trained as an historian, Michael has spent much of his career in politics, serving in several positions on Capitol Hill and later in the White House during the administration of George W. Bush.  More recently, Mr. Bishop served as corporate communications manager at Strategic Investment Group, a leading provider of outsourced chief investment office services.  He is the former executive director of the congressional Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, and served as a consultant on Lincoln, the Steven Spielberg film.  He serves on the Board of the Abraham Lincoln Institute. 

Mr. Bishop was educated at the University of California at Berkeley, the George Washington University, and Georgetown University. He lives in Washington, D.C.

June 27, 2018 at 6pm - 8pm
National Churchill Library and Center
2130 NW H St
Washington, DC 20052
United States
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