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    Relief: A Journal of Art and Faith, 2017

    The Spring 2017 issue of Relief is now available! This beautiful new issue, designed by Taylor grad Abbey Benson, features cover art by Joshua Welker. The issue expands on Relief’s signature of excellent poetry, including new poems from long-time friends Laurie Klein and Julie L. Moore. CNF offerings are highlighted by Philadelphia writer and musician Catherine Ricketts‘ harrowing “What My Brother Wore” and a new essay by Amy Peterson, whose 2017 memoir Dangerous Territory (Discovery House) has garnered much attention, including a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. Finally, Sally Thomas‘ “Noise Like a Freight Train” will satisfy the literary fiction reader with its subtle power. There are many other gems here you’ll be…

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    Three 2016 Midwestern Literary Conferences

    Writers and readers, the spring of 2016 has fantastic conference opportunities in store. Yes, the marquee art and faith event in the nation, the Festival of Faith and Writing, is back, and we’ll get to that in a moment. But we wanted to alert you to several other local gatherings as well. Mark your calendars! ———————————— Sat, Feb 13, 2016 – Living in the Kiln (Cedarville University, OH) / Submission deadline: Jan 25 “Living in the Kiln: Refining the Self through Literary Conversation” is the title of the forthcoming undergraduate conference at Cedarville University. Here’s the description of what they’re looking for: Broad interpretations of the theme are welcome and…

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    Around the Midwest: Upcoming Literary Conferences

    (Making Literature 2015 book fair. Photo by Aaron Housholder.) ————————————————- In the busyness of classes, reading, and papers, we know it’s tough for English majors to commit to very many off-campus activities. Yet every year, a number of great literary conferences offer us the chance to connect with peers, be inspired by writers, and engage our discipline at a professional level. We’re thankful to host our own conference, Making Literature, every other year, and we’re already doing some vision-casting for Making Lit 2017. Until then, though, check out a few more opportunities around the Midwest in the coming year. Indiana Faith and Writing Conference | Anderson University | October 30-31,…