Yup, the Navajo (Dineh) greeting is on the welcome banner at Calvin College. I love that. And it is, indeed, a welcoming place. It hosts a beautifully run Festival of Faith and Writing. I’m honored to have been invited and wish I could’ve stayed longer to hear more speakers. Here are some of the talented people I got to hear (I’m using their books as identifiers):
And authors / illustrators I met (yay!) but didn’t get a chance to hear (bummer!):
And I can’t wait for this winning combination — Gary Schmidt and David Diaz!
Thank you, Calvin College, for a fantastic festival. A warm, inspiring spirit ran through it. This is the nature preserve right next to the conference center–what could be better?