NOTE: Festival registration includes all of these events at no extra cost. Ticket links are for community members who would like to attend these events apart from full Festival registration.


Opening keynote featuring award-winning artist, author, and illustrator Kadir Nelson

Thursday, April 16th at 12pm
Van Noord Arena at Calvin University
Reserve free tickets here.

Will Call and E-Tickets are issued at no charge. Tickets received via US Mail will incur a $1.00 service fee per ticket.


Evening plenary with Krista Tippett, host of the On Being podcast, interviewing novelist Min Jin Lee
(recorded for later broadcast)

Thursday, April 16th at 5:45pm
Van Noord Arena at Calvin University
Purchase your tickets here.


Festival Late Night: a concert & talkback with gospel artist Liz Vice​

Thursday, April 16th at 9pm
Covenant Fine Arts Center at Calvin University
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Film premiere and discussion with Katherine Paterson

Friday, April 17th at 4:15pm
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium at Calvin University
Reserve free tickets here.

Will Call and E-Tickets are issued at no charge. Tickets received via US Mail will incur a $1.00 service fee per ticket.


Children's/YA panel featuring Nikki Grimes, Kate DiCamillo, M.T. Anderson, Gary D. Schmidt, Laurie Halse Anderson, Bryan Bliss, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and Mitali Perkins

Friday, April 17th at 5:45pm
Van Noord Arena at Calvin University
Purchase your tickets here.​


Festival Late Night: screening of Terrence Malick's newest film, A Hidden Life

Friday, April 17th at 9pm
Covenant Fine Arts Center at Calvin University
Reserve free tickets here.​

Will Call and E-Tickets are issued at no charge. Tickets received via US Mail will incur a $1.00 service fee per ticket.


Closing plenary with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr

Saturday, April 18th at 5:45pm
Van Noord Arena at Calvin University
Purchase your tickets here.​