The excitement was palpable as 177 people gathered on Luther College’s campus October 29-31, 2010, for the second triennial Lutheran Festival of Writing. It was a grand weekend, and people attending commented on the marvelous program and the supportive atmosphere, with writers and readers mingling freely and trading tips and talk. At the opening plenary, Luther's Vice-President and Dean for Academic Affairs William Craft welcomed participants and set the tone, reciting Richard Wilbur's poem "The Writer." Director Carol Gilbertson introduced the weekend's theme and the dance "Vibrant Acts of Reading." The Luther English Department hosted throughout the weekend, and all the sessions were introduced by English faculty members and students.
For a full program schedule of the 2010 Festival, click here.
We appreciate the suggestions we received from participants, which we are already including in our thinking as we plan the 2013 Festival. Scattered throughout this review are positive comments by presenters and attendees, suggesting why people will keep coming to these festivals--to see their comments, just click on the “more” that follows the last sentence. The page that comes up includes photos which you can click on and enlarge. See comments from participants.