About the Festival

The Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College is a biennial conference that brings together writers, editors, publishers, musicians, artists, and readers for three days of discussing and celebrating insightful writing that explores, in some significant way, issues of faith.

The Festival began in 1990, and since that time we have welcomed to Calvin thousands of attendees and hundreds of speakers—including John Updike, Elie Wiesel, Maya Angelou, Salman Rushdie, Donald Hall, Katherine Paterson, Madeleine L’Engle, Annie Dillard, and many more. 

We hope you'll be able to join us for our next Festival, April 14-16, 2016, as we explore the many connections between faith and writing.

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Learn more about the Festival's history.

Read the Festival's mission statement.

Learn about the dedicated people who make the Festival happen.

A number of organizations and programs have also helped to make Festival 2016 possible.