Friday, April 9, 2010

Festival of Faith and Writing

Greetings from the Festival of Faith and Writing

For the first time, the Festival is coming to downtown Grand Rapids! Starting Thursday, April 15th and continuing throughout the weekend, the Ladies Literary Club (61 Sheldon SE) in downtown Grand Rapids will be hosting a series of literary events open to the public. We're calling it "Festival in the City," and it's free and open to the community. Starting the first night, best-selling author and humorist Michael Perry (Population 485: Meet Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time, Truck: A Love Story) will be reading from his work, with a book signing afterwards. On Friday, poet and National Book Award finalist Kevin Young (For the Confederate Dead, Jelly Roll, The Art of Losing, Dear Darkness) will be reading from his work, and he will also be signing books. Finally, on Saturday, Laura Waters Hinson will screen her documentary on the Rwandan genocide, *As We Forgive*. There will be a discussion with Ms. Hinson following the film. All of these events will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Festival in the City schedule: 

Thursday, April 15: Michael Perry: reading and book signing, 7:00pm
Friday, April 16: Kevin Young, reading and book signing, 7:00pm
Saturday, April 17: Laura Waters Hinson, screening of the documentary As We Forgive, followed by discussion with filmmaker, 7:00pm

Parking: The parking lot across the street from the Ladies Literary Club is open after 4:30 p.m., or parking is available at LaGrave Christian Reformed Church. If you have questions, please e-mail the Festival office at We hope to see you there!

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