Hosted by Grove City College’s Department of English, the annual Christian Writers Conference, held each spring, brings together writers, scholars, and students to explore and discuss the nature of writing and the role faith plays in it.
With the theme “The Art of Community: Faith through Story and Song,” this year’s conference will focus on how creativity, specifically literature and music, help to draw communities closer to one another and to the Lord.
The conference will feature two keynote speakers: Andrew and Pete Peterson, brothers, singer/songwriters, and authors. The Petersons will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in Crawford Hall Auditorium on campus. Their talk, entitled “Adorning the Dark: Community, Calling, and the Mystery of Making,” will explore the redemptive power of being a member of a creative community. Andrew Peterson will also perform a concert at 9 p.m. Friday, March 23 in Crawford Auditorium. The concert will feature Nashville artist Cody Fry as well. Get tickets
Andrew & Pete Peterson
For more than 20 years, Andrew Peterson has been about the business of quietly changing lives through song. Based in Nashville, Andrew has forged his own path, refusing the artistic compromises that so often come with chasing album sales and radio singles and instead creating a long line of songs that ache with sorrow, joy, and integrity and contribute to the human conversation. Andrew is also the award-winning author of The Wingfeather Saga, a four-book fantasy adventure series for young people, described as “The Princess Bride meets The Lord of the Rings.” The books are currently being produced as an animated film.
Together, Andrew and Pete, serve as founders and directors of The Rabbit Room, a Christ-centered community in Nashville dedicated to spiritual formation through music, story, and art. Today, The Rabbit Room has grown to include podcasts, a thriving music and book store, Rabbit Room Press, a yearly conference called Hutchmoot, a concert series called The Local Show, and an office in a 150 year-old farmhouse called North Wind Manor.