The Lutheran Festival of Writing is a public event hosted by Luther
College in Decorah, Iowa, triennially in the fall. The Festival is for readers and writers—those who love to hear the word
(in its largest sense) and to shape it into meaning, power, and beauty,
for those who want to enrich and illuminate their lives with stories ,
poems, essays, and memoirs. The Festival welcomes established and
aspiring writers who are, or have been, associated with the Lutheran
denomination. The Festival also welcomes readers who are looking for a
closer connection with writers, to learn more about their writing lives
and vocations. We'll have formal and informal ways for readers to
connect with writers. We also plan an open mike for students and panel
discussions including Q & A from participants.
The Lutheran Festival of Writing at Luther College brings readers together with poets and writers of fiction and non-fiction who have been shaped by the Lutheran tradition. Through readings, lectures, and panel discussions, the festival aims to highlight this writing for students, faculty, and a wider public, as well as to support and encourage serious reading and writing and to cultivate a community of writers and readers in the Lutheran world.