Luther College Writers Festival

Celebrating the rich diversity of contemporary imaginative writers, Luther College is hosting the sixth biennial Luther College Writers Festival Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25, 2021.

The weekend includes keynote addresses, featured writers, readings, panels on craft and publishing, a book sale and more. Register for the event and view the complete schedule. Featured writers include Jennifer Acker, Kerri Arsenault, Nickolas Butler, Maisy Card, Jennifer Colville, Kelly Daniels, Peter Geye, Lisa Henner, David Hough, Kristine Jepsen, Kevin Koch, Lyz Lenz, LaTanya McQueen, Andre Perry, Christine Pride, Sejal Shah, and Luther's own alumnus Margaret Yapp and faculty David Faldet and Amy Weldon.

The festival's keynote speaker and this year's Farwell Distinguished Lecturer is Pulitzer-Prize-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks. The lecture will be Friday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 pm in the Center for Faith and Life, and is open to the public. For more information about the speaker, visit

The 2021 Luther College Writers Festival (postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic) is the sixth incarnation of a tradition begun in 2007 to explore the deep and diverse ways in which highly crafted literature in all genres explores the human condition and illuminates the spiritual and moral imagination of readers.

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