Tags: Bookmaking; Editing

Robert Hudson

Poetry, Publishing, Spirituality, Workshop Leaders

Robert Hudson worked as a book editor at Zondervan/HarperCollins Christian for thirty-four years. He is best known as the author of The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style, 4th Edition (Zondervan). He is the author of twelve books, including The Beautiful Madness of Martin Bonham: A Tale about Loving God (Apocryphile), The Poet and the Fly: Art, Nature, God, Mortality, and Other Elusive Mysteries (Broadleaf); and The Further Adventures of Jack the Giant Killer (Chapbook/Perkipery). His articles and poetry have appeared in Christianity Today, The Other Side, The Mennonite, The Seneca Review, Mars Hill Review, and other journals.

He has been a teacher, a book-store clerk, a journal editor, a translator, a book designer, a proofreader, a small-press publisher, and he has certificates in bookbinding and hand printing. He serves on the Advisory Council of the Calvin University Center for Faith and Writing.

Bob and his wife, Shelley (who is an award-winning poet), play fiddle and banjo, respectively, in an old-time Southern string band called Gooder’n Grits. They play for barn dances and festivals throughout West Michigan. They have three daughters: Abbie, Molly, and Lili.

Festival Years: 1990, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2024