2013 Festival Archive

Mark Salzman and Anne Lamott
Mark Salzman and Anne Lamott


Featured writers: Mark Salzman and Anne Lamott

September 27-28, 2013

The Luther College English Department is delighted to host a gathering of national and regional writers on our Decorah, Iowa campus on September 27-28, 2013.

 In the tradition of our successful festivals held in 2007 and 2010, we continue our mission of promoting highly crafted writing in all genres—work that has literary, ethical and spiritual depth.

Our keynote speakers are celebrated writers Mark Salzman and Anne Lamott, whose work in both fiction and nonfiction is nationally acclaimed.  The program will include many other writers in genres of poetry, nonfiction and prose, as well as panels on the craft and ethics of writing.

We hope you will join us!

Tentative Schedule

Friday, September 27
3:00-4:00pm   Registration
4:00pm   Reading by Mark Salzman
5:00pm   Book signing, followed by reception
Evening Activities
   Weiss Kaplan Newman Trio hosted by the Center Stage Series
                                               (guests may also order dinner tickets)
                                      Poetry Slam hosted by Art Haus in Downtown Decorah

Saturday, September 28
9:00am-4:00pm   Panels, Individual Readings, Book Signings
5:00pm   Festival Dinner
7:30pm   Reading by Anne Lamott
8:45pm   Book signing, followed by reception


Contact Nancy K. Barry, Festival Director, with questions at barrynan@luther.edu.

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