Susan Baller-Shepard

Memoir, Poetry, Spirituality

Susan Baller-Shepard is a writer, speaker, and Presbyterian minister. Her writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post’s “On Faith” section, Spirituality & Health, and other publications. Baller-Shepard is the author of the children’s book Matching Yu and is a co-founder and editor of She currently teaches religion at Heartland Community College and is completing a nonfiction manuscript.

Festival Years: 2018