Ken Bennett

Fred Bahnson


Fred Bahnson is the author of Soil & Sacrament (Simon & Schuster). His essays have appeared in Harper’s, Oxford American, Emergence, Orion, The Sun, Image, and Best American Spiritual Writing 2007 and his writing awards include a W.K. Kellogg Food & Society fellowship and a North Carolina Artist fellowship in creative nonfiction from the NC Arts Council. He is founding director of the Food, Health, and Ecological Well-being Program at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity, and he is at work on a new book of literary nonfiction on contemplative responses to the climate crisis. 

Festival Years: 2014, 2020, 2021