Mudroom at the Festival of Faith & Writing

We’re ecstatic to be attending the Festival of Faith and Writing in Grand Rapids again! We had an amazing time in 2016; meeting old and new friends, making connections with publishers, promoting our books, and finding new writers. 

If this will be your first time (or 10th!) we’d like to make some recommendations for you. 

Seventeen(!) of our guest writers and regular contributors will be presenting at the festival in circles, solo presentations, panels, readings, lunch forums, and writing workshops!! 

We’re incredibly proud of these amazing writers and thankful we’ve gotten to know them and showcase their work. Here is a list of them and a post they wrote for us over the years, along with what they are doing at FFW:

Dorothy Littell Greco: Disappointment: A Holy Invitation

{panel} The Risks of Writing on Race—and the Obligation to Continue SHANNON DINGLE, DOROTHY LITTELL GRECO, CAROLINA HINOJOSA-CISNEROS, CARA MEREDITH

Deidra Riggs: We Are Criminals and God Loves Us

{solo} Choosing Us DEIDRA RIGGS

{lunch forum} Still Evangelical in the Age of #MeToo?” KATELYN BEATY, KATHY KHANG, KAREN SWALLOW PRIOR, DEIDRA RIGGS, SANDRA MARIA VAN OPSTAL

{panel} Platforms and Privilege AUSTIN CHANNING BROWN, JEFF CHU, RACHELLE GARDNER, DEIDRA RIGGS

Karen Gonzalez: The Paradox of Getting Lost to Be Found

{lunch forum} Still Evangelical in the Age of #MeToo?”

KATELYN BEATY, KATHY KHANG, KAREN SWALLOW PRIOR, DEIDRA RIGGS, SANDRA MARIA VAN OPSTAL

{panel} Writing Honestly about Race (When Your Audience Is Primarily White)

EDWARD GILBREATH, KAREN GONZALEZ, LISA SHARON HARPER, SANDRA MARIA VAN OPSTAL, MARGOT STARBUCK

{panel} Sentiment without Sentimentality: Women Writers Who Won’t Stay in Their (Inspirational) Lane

KAREN GONZALEZ, JESSICA MESMAN GRIFFITH, LYZ LENZ, D. L. MAYFIELD, KAYA OAKES, CHRISTIANA N. PETERSON

Ashley Hales: To the Pastors’ Wives Whose Marriages are Quietly Falling Apart

{circle} Writing With Both Heart and Mind with CHRISTIE PURIFOY

Kathy Khang: I Am Not White

{lunch forum} Still Evangelical in the Age of #MeToo?” KATELYN BEATY, KATHY KHANG, KAREN SWALLOW PRIOR, DEIDRA RIGGS, SANDRA MARIA VAN OPSTAL

{panel} Writing for Our Lives MARLENA PROPER GRAVES, LISA SHARON HARPER, KATHY KHANG

{panel} In Others’ Words SETH HAINES, KATHY KHANG, SHAWN SMUCKER

{panel} Wisdom in the Shadows: Bringing Seasoned Women’s Voices to Light AMANDA CLEARY EASTEP, JENNIFER GRANT, KATHY KHANG, MICHELLE VAN LOON

Marlena Proper Graves: The Place of Privilege in the Kingdom of God

{panel} Writing for Our Lives MARLENA PROPER GRAVES, LISA SHARON HARPER, KATHY KHANG

{panel} Why We Still Need a Room of Our Own MARLENA PROPER GRAVES, JESSICA MESMAN GRIFFITH, RACHEL MARIE STONE

Dorcas Cheng-Tozun: There Are No Experts

{panel} Freelancing Isn’t Free: How to Get Paid to Write DORCAS CHENG-TOZUN, ED CYZEWSKI, EDWARD GILBREATH, CARA MEREDITH, KATE SHELLNUTT

Ed Cyzewski: Prayer Made Sense When Henrí Nouwen Told Me to Give Up

{panel} Freelancing Isn’t Free: How to Get Paid to Write DORCAS CHENG-TOZUN, ED CYZEWSKI, EDWARD GILBREATH, CARA MEREDITH, KATE SHELLNUTT

{panel} Private Prayer, Public Writing: The Positives and Pitfalls of Writing about the Spiritual Life

ANGELA DOLL CARLSON, KAITLIN B. CURTICE, ED CYZEWSKI, LISHA EPPERSON, SETH HAINES, TARA M. OWENS

Leslie Leyland Fields: Crossing the Skies and Seas

{reading} Too Much to Ask: A Celebration of Luci Shaw LESLIE LEYLAND FIELDS, LUCI SHAW, AND FRIENDS

{solo} Do I Have to Be a “Christian Writer”? LESLIE LEYLAND FIELDS

Katherine James: A Pillow for My Head

{writing workshop} Advancing Fiction Narratives via Character Development

Karen Swallow Prior: Lifting the Veil

{panel} Writing about Animals with the Respect They Deserve LONNIE HULL DUPONT, SUSY FLORY, ALISON HODGSON, KAREN SWALLOW PRIOR

{lunch forum} Still Evangelical in the Age of #MeToo?” KATELYN BEATY, KATHY KHANG, KAREN SWALLOW PRIOR, DEIDRA RIGGS, SANDRA MARIA VAN OPSTAL

{panel} Focus off the Family GINA DALFONZO, KATHRYN FREEMAN, KAREN SWALLOW PRIOR, JOY BETH SMITH, CHELSEA PATTERSON SOBOLIK

{lunch forum} Writing about Politics in an Age of Rancor SARAH PULLIAM BAILEY, KAREN SWALLOW PRIOR, C. CHRISTOPHER SMITH, JAMES K. A. SMITH, JEREMY WELLS

Cara Meredith: When We All Just Want to Be Known

{panel} Freelancing Isn’t Free: How to Get Paid to Write DORCAS CHENG-TOZUN, ED CYZEWSKI, EDWARD GILBREATH, CARA MEREDITH, KATE SHELLNUTT

Amanda Cleary Eastep: The Disquiet that Calls You Back to the Fire

{panel} Wisdom in the Shadows: Bringing Seasoned Women’s Voices to Light AMANDA CLEARY EASTEP, JENNIFER GRANT, KATHY KHANG, MICHELLE VAN LOON

Michelle Van Loon: Requiem For a BFF

{panel} Wisdom in the Shadows: Bringing Seasoned Women’s Voices to Light AMANDA CLEARY EASTEP, JENNIFER GRANT, KATHY KHANG, MICHELLE VAN LOON

Kaitlin B. Curtice: When Belonging Isn’t What We Think It Is

{panel} Private Prayer, Public Writing: The Positives and Pitfalls of Writing about the Spiritual Life ANGELA DOLL CARLSON, KAITLIN B. CURTICE, ED CYZEWSKI, LISHA EPPERSON, SETH HAINES, TARA M. OWENS

Tara M. Owens: An Atmospheric Low of the Soul

{panel} Private Prayer, Public Writing: The Positives and Pitfalls of Writing about the Spiritual Life ANGELA DOLL CARLSON, KAITLIN B. CURTICE, ED CYZEWSKI, LISHA EPPERSON, SETH HAINES, TARA M. OWENS

{panel} Private Prayer, Public Writing: The Positives and Pitfalls of Writing about the Spiritual Life ANGELA DOLL CARLSON, KAITLIN B. CURTICE, ED CYZEWSKI, LISHA EPPERSON, SETH HAINES, TARA M. OWENS

 

FULL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Below is the post I wrote after the last Festival:

Reflections on the Festival of Faith & Writing

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Tammy Perlmutter writes about unabridged life, fragmented faith, and investing in the mess. She is founder and curator of The Mudroom and co-founder of Deeply Rooted., a biannual worship and teaching gathering for women. Tammy is a member of Redbud Writers Guild; writing blog posts, personal essays, flash memoir, poetry, and even preaching sometimes. She's an urban beekeeper and lives in an intentional Christian community in Chicago with her husband, Mike, and daughter, Phoenix.
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