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Deidra Riggs


Deidra Riggs is a writer and the founder of Jumping Tandem, a bi-annual retreat for writers, authors, and entrepreneurs. She is the author of Every Little Thing: Making a World of Difference Right Where You Are and One: Unity in a Divided World. She is a monthly contributor to (in)courage and has served as the managing editor of The High Calling, part of the Theology of Work project, which publishes “a range of stories that help you think deeply about how your faith relates to your work.”

Riggs has been a featured speaker at Q Women, TEDx, and The City Gates Initiative, as well as several women’s events, including Allume, Winsome Retreat, the Beautiful Life Conference, and Compel. Her work has been featured online at the Washington Post and Today’s Christian Woman. She lives in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

What If Being Safe Is Overrated? | presentation | TEDxLincoln

The Spiritual Practice of Writing a Book | blog post | DeidraRiggs.com

Festival Years: 2018