Featured Speakers at Network-Sponsored Events
2010 – 2012
Faith Library Seminar, February 27, 2010: Eddy Hopkins, Pastor, Peak Community Church, Fort Collins, and former Library Director, First United Methodist Church, Fort Collins, “ What Is Faith Literature?”, “Acquiring the Right Books for Your Faith Community” and “Weeding Your Collection”
Faith Literature Seminar, March 5, 2011: Amy Frykholm, author and Christian Century correspondent, “Religious Themes in Contemporary Novels”
Faith Librarian Workshop, July 30, 2011: Ellen Bosman, Head, Technical Services, New Mexico State University library and compiler of website on church libraries, “The Current State and Future of Faith Libraries”
Author Event, August 10, 2011: Amy Frykholm, “Julian of Norwich: A Contemporary Biography”
Faith Literature Speaker, October 17, 2011: John Pederson, Senior Pastor, Augustana Lutheran Church, Denver, “Savage Grace: Flannery O’Connor’s Subversive Fiction”
Faith Literature Speaker, May 9, 2012: Brad Berglund, Director of Illuminated Journeys and Director of Reinventing Sunday, Denver, “The Faith Literature of Celtic Christianity”
Faith Literature Speaker, July 7, 2012: Charlie Starr, author, film producer, and Professor of English and Humanities, Kentucky Christian University, “Narnia, Heaven and Light: Encountering C. S. Lewis”
Faith Literature Speaker, November 4, 2012: Rachel Harding, Assistant Professor of Indigenous Spiritual Traditions, University of Colorado, Denver, “African American Spirituals as Faith Literature: Influences in the Works of August Wilson, Lucille Clifton and John Biggers”
2013 – 2015
Faith Librarian Workshop, April 20, 2013: Ross Loomis, Chair, United Methodist Conference Board on Higher Education and Campus Ministry, “How Your Library Can Attract and Serve College Students and Other Young Adults”; Sue-Ellen Jones, Reference and Teen Services Librarian, Poudre River Public Library District, “Current Trends in Public Libraries”; Jeff Bullington, Coordinator of College Liaisons, Colorado State University, “Current Trends in University Libraries”; Judy Petersen, Library Director, Congregation Har Shalom, Fort Collins, “Review of Juvenile Holocaust Literature with Non-Jewish Protagonists”
Faith Literature Speaker, June 25, 2014: Amy Frykholm, “The Precious Ordinary: Kent Haruf’s Benediction and the Language of Faith”
Faith Literature Speaker, August 1, 2015: Charlie Starr, “Tolkien: Myth, Maps, Lost Chapters”
Author Event: November 11, 2015: Rachel Harding, “Remnants: A Memoir of Spirit, Activism and Mothering”
2016 – 2017
June 29: FLNC’s Faith & Beauty Summer in the Arts program
This program, cosponsored by the Faith Libraries of Northern Colorado, will consist of three 15-minute segments. The first will provide a brief overview on the subject using art, literature and poetry as examples. Presentations will then follow on faith and beauty as found in music, and on faith and fashion.
It will be held on Wednesday evening, June 29, in the FUMC Parlor. The event will start with dessert and coffee at 6:30 pm. followed by our program at 7 p.m. Click here for details.
Poudre River Friends of the Library summer book sale, Harmony Library, July 22-24
CSLA annual conference, Kent, Ohio, July 27-29.
CCCC Story Camp for Children, July 18-22.
PSD fall semester begins, August 17-22.
CCCC Story Camp for Youth, August 1-5.
Finding Reflections of Faith in What We Read
FREE Seminar for Readers, Writers, Publishers, and Librarians
Sat. Sept. 17th: 9:30 AM – 3 PM
First Presbyterian Church
in the Shepardson Hall
531 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Eight guest speakers, (professionals ranging from writers, publishers, teachers and librarians), who work in different genres and printing mediums. Coming from diverse backgrounds. Gathering together for one day for discovery, enlightenment and fellowship. The One Ring isn’t included, but there’s box lunches available upon request.
Finding faith in Literature
Reflecting faith in Writing
Publishing & Accessing faith-relevant literature