Preparations are well underway for the 2012 Festival of Faith and Writing, to be held April 19-21 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. The biannual conference brings together writers, readers, editors, agents, and publishers who are interested in the intersections of faith and writing. Headliners from a roster of more than 60 featured writers include Marilynne Robinson (Gilead), Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close), and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Half of a Yellow Sun).

The Grand Rapids location is home turf to Baker Publishing Group, Wm. B. Eerdmans, Kregel Publications, and Zondervan, all of whom are exhibiting. Other publishers scheduled to attend include Ave Maria Press, Harvest House Publishers, InterVarsity Press, and Wipf and Stock. In 2010 the festival drew 2,000 people. Watch for our coverage in the April 25 issue of Religion BookLine.