The Lutheran
Writers Project

a home for writers and readers influencing and influenced by Lutheran traditions
Find links to resources for readers, writers, teachers, pastors, and students interested in literature addressing Lutheran culture, history, and more.

Poetry Pole caretaker Jim Bodeen also takes care of things at Blue Begonia Press.  This is good website if you're looking for poetry that's off the beaten path, or beating a new path.

Walt Wangerin, Jr.
posts new essays regularly on his website.  Some have been published elsewhere and some are more like letters, to help readers keep up with his journey.  Find great reading at his website.

Lutheran writers are everywhere--the festival attracted participants from 27 states! We also have a real gift in our Lutheran colleges and universities--homes to many writers, readers, bookstores, and centers of learning about Lutheran culture--including literature.  Just how many?  Check out for a listing of all of them.

If you're looking for a magazine that puts arts and faith into interesting contexts, speaks to issues of art and faith with conviction and intelligence, check out IMAGE.

Looking for a low-residency MFA in writing?  Pacific Lutheran's program takes you to one of the most beautiful campuses in the US, to work with top-notch faculty.

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