Keynote: Thirty Seconds Away: On Learning How to Be Human - Fri, Apr 8; 10:45am
Gregory Wolfe is Writer in Residence at Seattle Pacific University and the founder and editor of Image, one of America's leading literary quarterlies, now in its twenty-first year of publication. He also directs the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at SPU. In 2005, he served as a judge for the National Book Awards. Wolfe has published essays, reviews and articles in numerous journals, including Commonweal and First Things. His essays have been anthologized in collections such as The Best Christian Writing and The Best Catholic Writing. Among his books are Intruding Upon the Timeless: Meditations on Art, Faith, and Mystery, Malcolm Muggeridge: A Biography and Sacred Passion: The Art of William Schickel. Wolfe is also the editor of Bearing the Mystery: Twenty Years of IMAGE, and The New Religious Humanists: A Reader. A new collection of essays, Beauty Will Save the World, will be published by ISI Books in June 2011. He has co-authored several books on parenting with his wife, the novelist Suzanne Wolfe, including Books That Build Character and Bless This House: Prayers for Families and Children. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Hillsdale College and his M.A. in English literature from Oxford University. He and his wife are the parents of four children and live in Seattle, Washington.