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Calvin's Festival of Faith and Writing 2008


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I'll have a car too that I'm borrowing from the friends I'm staying with. And I agree, Jason. I was looking over the schedule last night and getting more and more excited. Here's one of the sessions I noticed that looks like it will be great: "Writing Is the Only Way I Know How to Pray".

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I'll have my car at the festival as well. It looks like we'll have a caravan cruising the streets of Grand Rapids. ;)

Looking at the schedule, there will be a lot of great talks going on at the same time. It will be like going to Cornerstone and trying to choose which thing I want to go to. I hope some of these lectures will be recorded.

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I'm still trying to find a way for all this to work. I found out I have to work on that Saturday, so while I have a ride down on Thursday with Hugh Cook (who will be reading there and leading a couple workshops... I highly recommend him!), I am trying to find a way back up to Ontario on the Friday.

Hmmm. Maybe I can ask for that Saturday off.

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Wow, this is coming up quick! Time flies. I'm looking forward to it.

Are there still plans for an A&F get together Thursday evening, or some other time during the festival?

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I don't mind a ride in a van. It will bring back old memories of youth group and mission trips, in a packed van singing songs.

OK, we can do without the singing. I don't believe "Father Abraham" is too hip among the college crowd nowadays. :)

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AUUGH!!

My plane doesn't land in Grand Rapids until 6 p.m.!

That means I won't be checked in and ready to go to dinner until probably 7 or 7:30. (Is the school near the airport?)

Anybody up for a LATE dinner?

Jeffrey

P.S.  I COULD BE WRONG.

 

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Agnieszka Tennant wraps the festival for the Wall Street Journal. I read her description of Calvin's strict code somewhat skeptically -- hasn't the college's faithfulness to its confessional standards been the source of some controversy in recent years? -- but for the most part enjoyed the article, which made me wish I'd attended the event.

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"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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