Giving Voice Writers Festival

A Festival of Writing and the Arts

The Giving Voice Festival of Writing and the Arts was founded not only that we may hear from the faithful artists of the present but also so we might train those voices of the future. This coming September 19-21, 2018 please join us as we listen to the mesmerizing poetry of Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, the humor and encouragement of Harrison Scott Key, and the call to action and beauty from Laura Waters Hinson.

As we have in the past, the events will occur over two and a half days, beginning with a chance to meet our authors at the Siloam Springs Library downtown on Wednesday evening. On Thursday, our writers will speak at convocation, offer their thoughts and insight to JBU students over lunch, and that evening share from their work in an event that is open to the public (for which our students may receive chapel credit). The grand finale will be on Friday when our writers and JBU faculty artists will lead workshops for high school students from the region. Look to this webpage in late August for registration for the Friday workshops. 

We are always excited about this time of celebration of the arts! Please come attend as much of the festival as you can. We appreciate your support of this festival!

For additional updates and information for this year's event, visit our Giving Voice Facebook page.


Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson
Associate Professor of Creative Writing & Literature
Associate Honors Director
Director of Giving Voice
John Brown University