Laura Lapins Willis

Journalism, Memoir, Spirituality

Laura Lapins Willis has been observing people and writing about them since she was 8 years old. Passionate about community, Laura has more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector where she has managed, led, and inspired others to work for the common good.

She is the author of the award-winning Finding God in a Bag of Groceries (Abingdon, 2013), a memoir about her faith while working at an outreach ministry in rural Appalachia. 

Laura is an accomplished speaker,  an inspiring workshop leader, and an experienced teacher of writing and editing memoir.

Festival Years: 2014