The 5th Annual Raggant Fiction Festival was based around J.R.R. Tolkien’s works of fiction, with the theme: From Marysville to Middle-Earth and Back Again
Our keynote speaker was C.R. Wiley, author of The Purloined Boy, The Household and the War For the Cosmos, and Man of the House. (He’s also finished a book on Tom Bombadil that should be out soon). Besides writing for magazines and publishing books, he has been a pastor (still is!), a college professor, a commercial real estate investor, a landlord (still that, too!), and a building contractor. He has been happily married for over 30 years and he has three grown children. He has recently moved to pastor a church in Vancouver, WA.
Leila Bowers: Worldview and Weddings, or, “Finding Mr. Right in Middle-Earth”
C.R. Wiley: “Fairy Tale, Eucatastrophe, and Joy”
Jonathan Sarr: “The Scouring of Marysville: When Elessar is Jesus…and When He’s Not”
Sean Higgins: “The Lord of Burdens,” or, Was Frodo Acting Like A Raggant?
C. R. Wiley: “Tom Bombadil”