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Author Donald Miller Brings Storyline Conference to Belmont May 6-7

Following two ‘sold-out’ Portland events, Storyline expands across the country

Donald Miller

New York Times best-selling author Donald Miller is bringing his Storyline Conference to Belmont University May 6-7. Based on his best-selling book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, Storyline is an intimate two-day conference that walks registrants through the steps of writing a life-plan using the elements of story.

The conference arrives in Nashville fresh on the heels of the April 13 release of Blue Like Jazz, a movie based in part on Miller’s own life story. Previously held in Portland, Ore., Storyline has sold out both years and has expanded to Nashville in 2012. Belmont faculty, staff and Students are now being offered a $99 registration to the two-day conference. Click here to learn more on how to take advantage of this discount (must use Belmont email address to register). In addition, residential students will also have the opportunity to remain in their on campus housing for the event (contact Residence Life at for more details).

“We’re excited to bring Storyline to Belmont University and help registrants put their life on a map so they can know where they’re headed,” said Donald Miller, “When you know your story, you’ll better understand your purpose, and you’ll live with greater efficiency and impact.”

Miller will guide the registrants through five sessions and accompanying modules to help them map their life story. In addition to the sessions, registrants will be treated to appearances from a number of special guests, including:

  • Bob Goff, the founder and CEO of Restore International, a non-profit organization which was established to address the atrocities and injustices committed against children. An attorney who also serves as the Hon. Consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States, Goff will release his first book, Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World (Thomas Nelson), on May 1.
  • Amy Grant, Grammy-winning, multi-platinum selling artist. Grant’s career spans over 25 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality, author and philanthropist. Grant has sold more than 30 million albums and won six Grammys in multiple categories.
  • Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA was recently awarded a one million dollar grant at the first Chase American Giving Awards, which will help the organization continue to provide treatment and spread its message of hope and help.
Attorney/author Bob Goff will appear as a special guest at Storyline Nashville.

Christy Ridings, the associate university minister for Belmont University, said, “Having participated in the Storyline conference in Portland last year, I recognized its potential for the collegiate generation as they reflect upon their own lives within the context of narrative. Donald Miller is a long-time friend of Belmont, and he actually helped launch our Living a Better Story initiative, which challenges students to think differently about their world and to live to their fullest potential. We are excited to welcome Donald Miller back to Belmont.”

For more information and to register for the conference, visit

About Donald Miller
Donald Miller is best known for his book Blue Like Jazz which spent 43 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list and sold over 1.5 million copies and has recently been adapted into a film which had its World Premiere at the 2012 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival. In addition to his writing and conference speaking, Miller is the founder of The Mentoring Project, a national organization that provides mentors for children growing up in fatherless homes. He also served on The Presidential Task Force on Fatherhood and Healthy Families and advised the White House on policy decisions regarding American families.

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