The Christian Writers Conference at Grove City College is an
annual event designed to provide a forum for exploring the relationship between
literature and the Christian faith. The
conference may focus on the work of a particular writer or on an issue or theme of special significance to the dialogue between literature and Christian
2000-2001 – “The Romance of Faith,” an international conference on the life and work
of Dorothy L. Sayers.
2001-2002 – Poet and
playwright Jeanne Murray Walker
2002-2003 – “C. S. Lewis &
the Word,” featuring Lewis scholar Michael Ward
2003-2004 – “Christianity,
Literature, & the Postmodern Mind,” featuring Peter
Augustine Lawler and R. V. Young
2005-2006 – Women in the Bible
& Literary Forms of the Bible, featuring author and
theologian Kenneth Bailey
2006-2007 – Emily Dickinson
& the Art of Belief, featuring Roger Lundin, Blanchard
Professor of English, Wheaton College
2007-2008 – “C. S. Lewis & the Inklings:
Communion of Saints.” Annual Conference
of the C. S. Lewis and Inklings Society, April 3-5, 2008.
2008-2009 – “Leaning into Poetry and Prayer,” featuring
poet and essayist Scott Cairns
2009-2010 – “Pilgrims in Place,” Mideast Regional
Conference of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, March 11-13, 2010.
2010-2011 – Poet Lew Klatt,
2011-2012 – “On Creation
& Creativity,” featuring Adam Seybold and Kate Fenton performing their
original play, “The De Chardin Project,” March 26-28, 2012
2012-2013 – “Beauty &
Truth,” Regional meeting of the George Herbert Society, featuring Herbert
scholars Helen Wilcox and Christopher Hodgkins, April 4-6, 2013.