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Luther to host Writers Festival Friday-Saturday

September 26, 2018

DECORAH, Iowa — The Luther College Writers Festival, with award-winning author Julie Schumacher as keynote speaker, will be held Friday and Saturday.

Schumacher won the Thurber Prize for American Humor for her book “Dear Committee Members.” Her novel “The Body is Water” was an American Library Association Notable Book of the Year. She will open the festival at 4 p.m. Friday in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall on the Luther campus.

The closing talk will be by Jasmin Darznik at 4 p.m Saturday. Her novel “Song of the Captive Bird” was selected as one of 2018’s best books of the year by several publications.

David Gonzalez will give a performance featuring poetry, music and stories at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Luther’s Jewel Theatre.

Also scheduled are workshops, readings, panel discussion, a book sale in Valders Hall on Saturday, and appearances by a dozen writers.

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