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Paul Willis
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Paul J. Willis is a professor of English at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.  His creative work includes three collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Say This Prayer into the Past (Cascade Books, 2013); a quartet of eco-fantasy novels, The Alpine Tales (WordFarm, 2010); a collection of creative nonfiction, Bright Shoots of Everlastingness: Essays on Faith and the American Wild (WordFarm, 2005); and an edited anthology, In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare (University of […]

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Sara Zarr
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Sara Zarr is the acclaimed author of five novels for young adults, most recently The Lucy Variations, which the New York Times called “an elegant novel.” She’s a National Book Award finalist and two-time Utah Book Award winner. Her books have been variously named to annual best books lists of the American Library Association, Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal, the Guardian, the International Reading Association, the New York Public Library and Los Angeles Public Library, and have been translated […]

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Paula Huston
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Paula Huston’s  books include Daughters of Song (Random House), The Holy Way: Practices for a Simple Life (Loyola), By Way of Grace: Moving From Faithfulness to Holiness (Loyola), Forgiveness: Following Jesus Into Radical Loving (Paraclete), Simplifying the Soul: Lenten Practices to Renew Your Spirit (Ave Maria), A Season of Mystery: 10 Spiritual Practices for Embracing a Happier Second Half of Life (Loyola), and A Land Without Sin (Slant).  She was also co-editor and contributing essayist for the collection Signatures of […]

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Madeleine L'Engle
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One of the charter members of The Chrysostom Society, Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007) was an American writer best known for her young-adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels: A Wind in the Door, National Book Award-winning A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. Among L’Engle’s numerous books are autobiographical works and reflections on biblical stories: Two Part Invention, A Circle of Quiet, A Stone for a Pillow, and Sold Into Egypt. Her […]

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Anne M. Doe Overstreet
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Anne M. Doe Overstreet is the author of Delicate Machinery Suspended (Summer, 2011). Her poetry has been published, or is forthcoming, in Asheville Poetry Review, Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry, Radix, DMQ Review, Relief, Talking River Review, Cranky, The Mendon-Honeoye Sentinel, and The Matthew’s House Project. Her work has also been featured in the Seattle City Council’s Words Worth program and has appeared as part of the Cody Center Exhibition “Pairings” at Laity Lodge. She is a Soapstone […]

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Doris Betts
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Doris Betts (1932-2012) former Chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, is the author of nine novels and short story collections, including The Gentle Insurrection, The Sharp Teeth of Love, Souls Raised from the Dead, which won the Southern Book Award, and Beasts of the Southern Wild, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Betts taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for 35 years.  She is a Guggenheim Fellow and received a medal from […]

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Scott Cairns
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Scott Cairns (Ph.D., University of Utah), teaches modern and contemporary American literature and creative writing. His poems have appeared in such venues as The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, The New Republic, Spiritus, Image, and Poetry, and have been anthologized in Upholding Mystery, The Pushcart Prize Collection, and Best American Spiritual Writing and elsewhere. His poetry collections include Compass of Affection: Poems New and Selected (Paraclete ’06), Philokalia (Zoo Press ’02), Recovered Body (Braziller ’98), Figures for the Ghost (Georgia ’94), The Translation of Babel (Georgia ’90), and The Theology of Doubt (Cleveland State ’85). With W. Scott Olsen, he co-edited The […]

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Robert Clark
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Robert Clark is the author of eight books, the novels In the Deep Midwinter, Mr. White’s Confession, Love Among the Ruins, and The Lives of the Artists as well as the non-fiction works The Solace of Food, River of the West, My Grandfather’s House, and, most recently, Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in the City of Masterpieces. He teaches in the Seattle Pacific University MFA in Creative Writing program. Clark is a winner of the Edgar for Best Novel, the […]

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Matthew Dickerson
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Matthew Dickerson lives on a wooded hillside in Vermont with his wife and three sons. He boils his own maple syrup, cuts firewood, chases deer out of the garden and porcupines off the house, and commutes seven miles each way to his job teaching at Middlebury College. He also directs the New England Young Writers Conference at Breadloaf and the Gove Hill Christian Writers Conference and Gove Hill Christianity and the Arts conference. He has published books of fiction, biography, […]

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Harold Fickett
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Harold Fickett is President and Editor-in-Chief of Catholic Exchange. He is the author of eight books, including works of fiction, The Holy Fool, biography, Flannery O’Connor: Images of Grace, and works of inspiration and journalism, Conversations with Jesus and The Living Christ. He has also written for such publications as The National Review, Crisis, Books & Culture, and Slate.com. Harold was heavily involved in developing the Catholic new media publication, GodSpy.  He also co-founded the influential arts and religion journal […]

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