The following is an overview of the schedule for the 2020 Festival of Faith & Writing. Festival registration covers all events from April 16-18, 2020. 

Please note that Workshop Wednesday (April 15) is optional and not included in Festival registration. For the Workshop Wednesday schedule, click here.

2020 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Remember, Festival registration includes all plenary events; separate tickets are not required.
Italicized sessions will also be open to the general public by separate ticket.
In keeping with Festival tradition, the opening keynote is FREE and open to the public.
For all other italicized events, individual tickets will be available via the Calvin University Box Office by January 2020.

Wednesday, April 15
5-8pm — registration desk open for early program/badge pickup
*optional day of workshops with Festival speakers–click here to view the Workshop Wednesday schedule.



Thursday, April 16
8am-12pm — registration desk open
12pm — Opening keynote, details TBA (free and open to the public)
1:15pm — concurrent semi-plenaries; exhibit hall open until 5pm
2:45pm — concurrent session A
4:15pm — concurrent session B
5:45pm — Plenary, details TBA
9pm Festival Late Night: a concert & talkback with gospel artist Liz Vice​

Friday, April 17
7:45am — Festival Circles breakfast #1
9am — concurrent session C; exhibit hall open until 5pm
10:30am — concurrent semi-plenaries
1:15pm — concurrent semi-plenaries
2:45pm — concurrent session D
4:15pm — concurrent session E
5:45pm Children's YA panel featuring Nikki Grimes, Kate DiCamillo, Gary D. Schmidt, Laurie Halse Anderson,
Bryan Bliss, and Mitali Perkins + film premiere with Katherine Paterson

9pm Festival Late Night: screening of Terrence Malick's newest film, A Hidden Life

Saturday, April 18
7:45am — Festival Circles breakfast #2
9am — concurrent session F; exhibit hall open until 5pm
10:30am — concurrent semi-plenaries
1:15pm — concurrent semi-plenaries
2:45pm — concurrent session G
4:15pm — concurrent session H
5:45pm Closing plenary, details TBA