Friends of the Festival


Donations made by Festivalgoers fund generous scholarships for high school and college students. We’re deeply grateful to our fellow readers whose support allows us to bring together award-winning writers and to make those conversations widely accessible.  You can add a donation to your registration or fill out a donation form here to become a Friend of the Festival.

Sponsorship Opportunities


Advertising
The Festival offers opportunities to reach avid booklovers via ads in our newsletter, podcast, print program, and event app. For more information about rates and to check availability, email ffw@calvin.edu. 

Exhibit Hall
The social hub of each Festival, the Exhibit Hall provides sponsors space to host book signings, sell merchandise, connect with writers, and more. Plus, the perks of being an exhibitor include registration badges, reception space, and a link in the FFW event app. In 2018, unstaffed tables are $250, standard tables are $450, and booths are $650. For more information and to check availability, email ffw@calvin.edu. 

Additional Opportunities and Underwriting
We offer sponsorship opportunities at a wide range of price points so that organizations of all sizes can build relationships with Festivalgoers and get the word out about their work. Crucial within this community of support are underwriting organizations that are deeply invested in the Festival’s unique mission and have the capacity to help us maintain and expand the caliber of our programming as we continue toward our 30th year. An organization that supports the 2018 Festival with a gift of $10,000 or more is considered an underwriter and afforded additional benefits and recognition. Together, all of our sponsors play a vital role in helping the Festival of Faith & Writing offer outstanding programming while keeping registration fees accessible.

If you would like to learn more about existing opportunities to sponsor the Festival of Faith & Writingor you would like to propose addition means of support—contact Festival director Lisa Ann Cockrel at cockrel@calvin.edu or 616-526-8529.