Welcome to the Calvin Center for Faith & Writing.

Capitalizing on the rich heritage of its flagship event, the long-running, biennial Festival of Faith & Writing, the Center champions faithful and intelligent conversation about the intersections of religious belief and literature, both broadly defined.

The 2024 Festival of Faith & Writing will take place April 11-13, with optional workshops on April 10. Please join us!


Festival 2024 Plenary Speakers

Featured Speakers

See full details about each speaker here

Kaveh Akbar Peter Ho Davies Laleh Khadivi Tracy Sherrod
M. T. Anderson Adam Day Kenneth Kraegel Andrew Silver
Elan Babchuck Jennifer De Leon Aviya Kushner Curtis Sittenfeld
Fred Bahnson Mary DeMuth Paul Lisicky James K. A. Smith
Amy Julia Becker Matthew Dickerson Maurice Manning Tracy K. Smith
Sonya Bilocerkowycz Kent & Kevin Dixon Marilyn McEntyre Traci Sorell
Sarah Blake Anthony Doerr Nishta Mehra Suzanne Stabile
Bryan Bliss Margaret Feinberg Diane Mehta Randy-Michael Testa
Anne Bogel Leslie Leyland Fields Meghan O'Gieblyn Truth's Table
Byron Borger Yaa Gyasi Mitali Perkins Asma T. Uddin
Daniel Bowman, Jr. Silas House Kathy Pories Charlotte Jones Voiklis
Ayşe Papatya Bucak Sarah Hurwitz Karen Swallow Prior Chanequa Walker-Barnes
Casey Cep Jessica Jacobs Patrick B. Reyes Lauren K. Watel
Danielle Chapman Katherine Jacobs Natasha Sistrunk Robinson Christian Wiman
S. J. Dahlman Rachel Pieh Jones Rebecca Sheir Hilary Yancey


Follow us on socials and check back for Festival updates, including additional speakers and information on workshops and Festival circles. 

Registration for Festival 2024 will open in the fall.


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