Other Writers and Presenters

Gracia Grindal

has published many articles on the history of Scandinavian-American Lutheran hymnody and the women of Norwegian-American Lutheran churches.

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Gary Fincke

teaches English and Creative Writing at Susquehanna University, where he directs the Writers Institute and also served for twenty years as tennis coach.


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David Crowe

Associate Professor and Chair of the English Department at Augustana College (Rock Island, IL), graduated from Luther College and received his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota.

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D'Arcy Fallon

began her career as a journalist, working for newspapers in Long Beach, Colorado Springs, and San Francisco.


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Jill Alexander Essbaum

Her volume of poems, Heaven (2000), won the Bakeless Prize while she was a student at Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest.


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Lutheran Festival of Writing 2007