>> A detailed schedule for the 2018 Festival is now available here. Note that all sessions are subject to change. <<<

 

The following is an overview of the schedule for the 2018 Festival of Faith & Writing. Registration covers all official 2018 Festival events, but a separate ticket might be required for other events happening on campus (concerts, plays, films, etc.) concurrent with the Festival. Italicized sessions will be open to the general public andunless otherwise notedindividual tickets will be available via the Calvin College Box Office. 

Wednesday, April 11
5-8pm — registration desk open for early packet pickup

Thursday, April 12
8am — registration desk and Exhibit Hall open
9:30–11:30am — pre-Festival workshops
12pm
opening keynote featuring Kwame Alexander: Saying Yes to the Writerly Life (free and open to the public) 
1:45pm — concurrent session #1 
2:45pm — coffee break #1
3:15pm — concurrent session #2
4:30pm — concurrent session #3
6pm — Festival Circles
7:30pm What We Need Is Here: An Evening of Song and Spoken Words with Parker J. Palmer and Carrie Newcomer

Friday, April 13
8:30am — concurrent session #4
9:30am — coffee break #2
10am — concurrent session #5
11:30am — concurrent session #6
12:45pm — Lunch Forums
2pm — concurrent session #7 
3pm — coffee break #3 
3:30pm — concurrent session #8 
5pm An Evening with Edwidge Danticat
evening  — open mic, film screening, receptions

Saturday, April 14
8:30am — concurrent session #9
9:30am — coffee break #4
10am — concurrent session #10
11:30am — concurrent session #11
12:45pm — Lunch Forums & Festival Circles
2pm — concurrent session #12 (Jen Hatmaker: Writing and What Matters Most)
3pm — coffee break #5 
3:30pm — concurrent session #13 
5pm closing keynote featuring Bill McKibben