Posts Tagged ‘Calvin College’

Now that the Festival of Faith & Writing at Calvin College is fading into the rearview mirror, it seems like an appropriate time to ruminate a little on what the weekend was like, how this first blog experiment went and what others are saying about the 2008 FFW.  First, this blog.  When we dove into […]


I’ve enjoyed Cathleen Falsani’s religion column in the Chicago Sun Times for a few years now.  So I was looking forward to her coming to the 2008 Festival of Faith & Writing at Calvin College.  I wasn’t so thrilled when I saw she was slated to speak at 8:30 am on Saturday morning.  Yikes.  What […]


When creating a painting, the goal of artist Kadir Nelson is to make his paintings “sing.” Nelson relayed that thought to a large audience in attendance at his presentation at Calvin’s Festival of Faith and Writing Friday afternoon. So how does Nelson make his paintings sing? The answer is simple: By going the extra mile […]


Before I reflect on Edward Gilbreath’s presentation this morning at the Festival of Faith & Writing at Calvin College allow me to jot down something that struck me apart from Gilbreath’s talk.  It is simply this:  I like how the Festival brings together people, both those who know each other, and cross paths again because of […]


Novelist Michael Chabon, Life of Pi author Yann Martel, and children’s author Katherine Paterson are among the constellation of novelists, poets, playwrights, illustrators, screenwriters, memoirists, graphic artists and others featured at the 2008 Festival of Faith and Writing, held at Calvin College Thursday through Saturday, April 17–19. Award-Winning Authors The Pulitzer Prize-winning Chabon, Man Booker […]