Hand-Bound Books – Evan Morgan Williams

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Using found materials, from scraps of paper to plastic bags, Evan rebinds his own books. Doing so, he creates new objects whose very design speaks to the thematic material of the stories themselves. During this presentation, he will show the process from beginning to end in real-time. Be prepared to be engaged, inspired, and want

Fictionalizing Your Past – Debby Dodds

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Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Roman a Clef, Autobiographical fiction…so many genres- how do you decide as an author which one makes the best vehicle for your story? We will discuss the pros and cons of these choices and how the line continues to blur in novels. Debby Dodds wrote her first novel- Amish Guys Don’t

The Rise of Secular Spirituality in the US – Becky Garrison

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Becky Garrison has been reporting on religion on the fringes since 1994, where she’s had a front-row seat in viewing this ongoing exodus of people leaving institutionalized Christianity. In this 30-minute presentation, Garrison will share her findings and analysis regarding the ongoing demise of both conservative and progressive Christianity and the rise of secular spiritual