The Festival of Faith & Writing turns 30 in 2020. What started as a small writing conference in 1990 has emerged as an international gathering of 2,000 literary enthusiasts. The Calvin Center for Faith & Writing, established in 2016, is putting on the three-day “feast for readers.”

The 2020 edition runs April 16–18 and features a number of Newbery and National Book Award winners, NY Times best-selling authors and MacArthur geniuses. It also includes emerging and mid-career writers across many genres.

For three decades, the festival has created a space for meaningful discussion and shared discovery among people with different religious beliefs and practices.

“There are not enough places where strong conviction and charity for others’ ideas goes hand-in-hand,” said Jane Zwart, co-director of the Calvin Center for Faith and Writing. “This is a space where people discover not only new writers, but new ways of thinking about things that they’ve cared about for a long time.”

Registration for the festival is now open, and spots are filling up quickly. Scholarships and tickets for a pre-conference day of workshops are also available. Visit to register, view the full lineup of speakers, and for a big announcement in early January.