Keynote Presenter for the 2018 Windhover WF

We are excited to announce our keynote presenter for the 2018 Windhover Writers’ Festival (Feb. 14-16): Suzanne M. Wolfe.

Suzanne grew up in Manchester, England, and read English Literature at Oxford University. She is Writer in Residence at Seattle Pacific University, and her most recent novel, The Confessions of X, won the 2017 Fiction Award from Christianity Today. She is also the author of Unveiling: A Novel (Paraclete Press, 2004). Over twenty-five years ago, she and her husband, Greg Wolfe, co-founded Image Journal, a journal of the arts and faith. They have also co-authored many books on literature and prayer including Books That Build Character: How to Teach Your Child Moral Values Through Stories, (with William Kirkpatrick, Simon & Shuster, 1994) and Bless This House: Prayers For Children and Families, (Jossey-Bass, 2004). She has written numerous essays and blogs including “This is My Body” (Image Journal, issue #64; The Spirit of Food, ed. by Leslie Leyland Fields, Cascade Books, 2010) and “Smelling a Rat” (Good Letters,, Oct. 15, 2015). She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Featured Presenter #2 for the 2018 Windhover WF

We’re excited to announce our 2nd featured presenter for the 2018 Windhover Writers’ Festival (Feb. 14-16).

Amy Peterson is a writer and an adjunct professor at Taylor University. With a BA in English Literature from Texas A&M and an MA in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College, Amy is currently completing an MFA through Seattle Pacific University. Amy has written for Books & Culture, The Millions, Christianity Today, The Other Journal, The Cresset, and Art House America, among other places. “Dangerous Territory: My Misguided Quest to Save the World” is her first book.

Featured Presenter #1 for 2018 Windhover WF

We’re excited to announce our first featured presenter for the 2018 Windhover Writers’ Festival (Feb. 14-16): Thom Caraway.

Thom is associate professor of English at Whitworth University, where he is the director of the editing and publishing program, and serves as editor-in-chief for Rock & Sling, a journal of witness. He is also the founder and publisher of Sage Hill Press. His work has appeared in Redivider, North Dakota Quarterly, Sugar House Review, Relief, Ruminate, and elsewhere. His books include A Visitor’s Guide to North Dakota, and No Secrets to Sell. He lives in Spokane, Washington, where he served as the city’s first poet laureate, from 2013-2015.

(photo credit: Don Barrington)

The Windhover 21.2–Contributors

Issue 21.2 of The Windhover was just sent to our graphics editor to begin the process of creating the cover and preparing the issue for printing. The issue will be mailed out mid-August, and as we get close to the “release,” we’ll share more details and images.

For this issue, we received submissions from over 250 writers, and we’re proud to share the names of the 36 writers and 1 visual artist who will be included in the issue. Be sure to order a copy or two (or a subscription) from our online store.

Chris Anderson

Bill Ayres

Anne Beck

Ann Boaden

Michael Brown Jr.

Jennifer Clark

Chet Corey

Meg Eden

Chris Ellery

D.A. Gray

Patricia L. Hamilton

Maryanne Hannan

Rebekah Denison Hewitt

Christine Higgins

David Brendan Hopes

Aaron J. Housholder

Joshua Hren

Joshua Jones

Michael Hugh Lythgoe

D.S. Martin

Jane McCafferty

Christopher Nelson

Amy Nemecek

Heidi Nilsson

Daye Phillippo

Joshua Roark

Dwight D. Rose

Luci Shaw

Judith Sornberger

Bill Stadick

Kari Stewart

Jennifer Stewart Fueston

Veronica Toth

Peter Venable

G.C. Waldrep

Whitney Williams

Paul Willis