Festival of Faith & Writing Student Committee

Who should apply for the Festival of Faith & Writing Student Committee?

Anyone! We're looking for an awesome group of student volunteers to help us host the Festival of Faith & Writing, a three-day celebration of the way that words and belief shape each other.

What do student committee members do?

  • Host famous authors and speakers on campus
  • Meet other students who love books, art, & culture
  • Extend hospitality to the readers that attend Festival, both over the three days they join us on campus and as we plan for the party
  • Gain skills in communications, event planning, hospitality, and administration

If you love reading or writing, if you're interested in volunteering to help put on a major literary conference, and if you're a Calvin student enrolled in the fall & spring semesters of Festival, the Center for Faith & Writing has been waiting for you!

Over the years, many amazing writers have joined us at the Festival: Maya Angelou, Elie Wiesel, Chaim Potok, Kwame Alexander, Kate Bowler, Marilynne Robinson, Madeleine L'Engle, Zadie Smith, Kate DiCamillo, Anne Lamott, and Katherine Paterson, to name only a few.

In 2024, we'll add many more names to the list, and you can sign up to be on the committee and to host one of our speakers throughout their time at Calvin.

To apply, fill out an application at this link.

Student Committee Members

Hudson-Townsend Student Fellows

Hudson-Townsend Student Fellow

The Hudson-Townsend Student Fellowships are a core element of the Calvin Center for Faith & Writing.

Appointed each year, Student Fellows receive extensive training and mentoring in work centered on the contemporary world of letters—both professionally (producing texts through writing, editing, publishing; media production; marketing communications and business writing; etc.) and philosophically (researching speakers and thinking about issues in contemporary literature, particularly those related to faith). Our Fellows are truly amazing! If you are a current or prospective Calvin University student and interested in working as a Student Fellow, start by joining the Festival of Faith & Writing Student Committee.