Raggant Fiction Festival

Till We Have Fiction
Reading and Writing as World-Builders

Please join us for the 8th Annual Raggant Fiction Festival, scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd2024. We will be studying both how to analyze and participate in world-building from a Christian worldview with keynote speaker Christine Cohen, director of the Camperdown Program at New Saint Andrews College and author of The Winter King and Sinking City .

Find links and more info about Mrs. Cohen at her website here.

Click to purchase tickets (sales end 3/11)

Regular tickets gain you admission to all the sessions, a delicious lunch, entry into our door-prize drawing, and more! 

All are welcome in the Main Session, with $15 Youth Tickets available for K-12 and college students. Anyone under 5 is free!

And as of February 20: We are able to offer a Children’s Track this year for ages 6-10 (1st – 5th grades). Tickets are $15 each which covers crafts, lunch, and snacks.

Space is very limited, so if you would like tickets, go to the Eventbrite page to purchase.
If you have any questions, please contact the Children’s Track Coordinator, Jolie Hall: jhall@evangelcs.org

Schedule:

  • 8:30 – 9 am: Registration
  • 9:15 – 10:05 : Session 1 – Sean Higgins: Plotting Imaginative Coordinates: On the Making of a Fully Ready Non-Fiction Rumpus
  • 10:25 – 11:15: Session 2 – Christine Cohen: Ungit’s Thousand Faces: tracing the literary influences and philosophical traditions in Till We Have Faces
  • 11:35 – 12:35: Session 3 – Christine Cohen: Holy Places are Dark Places: a study of Lewis’ worldbuilding and the strength of an unreliable narrator
  • 12:35 – 1:15: Lunch
  • 1:25 – 3:00: Writer’s Workshop with Christine: how to craft a consistent, incarnate world and plant characters that grow naturally from that soil.
  • 3:15– 3:45: Q & A

Reread about the history of the Festival here.

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