Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Catholic Writing Festival

The Franciscan University of Steubenville, in Steubenville, OH, will be hosting a Catholic Writing Festival on the weekend of September 13 -15, 2002. Over 35 of some of the most published Catholic authors will be presenting including Ron Hansen, Scott Hahn, Barbara Nicolosi, Bert Ghezzi, Ralph McInerny, Joseph Pearce, Michael Dubruiel and Bud Macfarlane.

Lectures and workshops will be presented on topics including playwriting/screenwriting, poetry,fiction, non-fiction, journalism, mystery writing, publishing, spiritual/apologetics, and children's literature.

Special events include a dramatic presentation of "Tamara L", a new play by Polish playwright Kazimierz Braun, multiple presentations on Catholic Art; poetry readings; book signings; a Publishers Roundtable, where publishers will discuss what
they want in a manuscript; an Authors Roundtable, where authors will offer insights on how to get published; and a Publishers Mart, where publishers will be marketing their wares (we are still looking for more CatholicPublishers that might want to join us).

New York Times bestseller, Ron Hansen, will give the keynote address: "Religion and Art" on Friday evening.
Visit the website for information on events and speakers, a detailed schedule of the weekend, and registration information. For more information contact Shawn Dougherty .