Anderson, Indiana

AU welcomes Indiana Faith Writing Conference this fall

Thu, 2014-04-03 08:11 -- univcomm
April 3, 2014

The Department of English at Anderson University welcomes the Indiana Faith and Writing Conference (IFWC) to campus on October 31-November 1. The conference formerly known as the Indianapolis Christian Writers Conference is hosted by Wesleyan Publishing House. For more than a decade, IFWC has provided publishing opportunities for those communicating the Good News through the written word while mentoring writers to create works of literary and academic excellence.

"It's been invigorating to see the AU community rally around this event,” said Heather Gemmen Wilson, AU adjunct professor and IFWC founding director. “From the English department catching the vision, to administration awarding the Falls Departmental Initiative Grant, to the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance providing the York Performance Hall, to students applying for the Student Assistant Director internship, IFWC was created to generate excitement about our university and to draw new students. But it's already turning out to be so much more: a morale booster for the AU family."

The Indiana Faith and Writing Conference will be hosting three keynote speakers at this year’s conference including Ken Abraham, a New York Times best-selling author and known around the world for his popular writing collaborations; Philip Gulley, a Quaker pastor and author of the popular novel series Harmony; and Lisa Sharon Harper, Sojourners’ senior director of mobilizing and featured writer in God’s Politics Blog and Huffington Post.

For more information on the keynote speaker and the Indiana Faith and Writing Conference, please visit the IFWC website.

— Hilary Hughel is a junior from Anderson, Ind., majoring in business management and writing on behalf of the Anderson University Office of University Communications.

Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.