I’m glad to host conversations or speak to groups, both large and small, about the mystics, deeper community, hospitality, vulnerability, the craft of writing, and being misfits in the church. I’m able to do conferences, readings, classroom discussions, university talks and more.

If you would like to contact me about coming to your event, university, or church, or to do a podcast or interview, feel free to email me at christiananoelwrites@gmail.com.

Photo used by permission from Bluffton University

Photo used by permission from Bluffton University

Here are a few of the events and interviews I’ve done in the past 12 months:      

I. Festival of Faith and Writing, Calvin College (April 2018): 

  • Panel on writer’s groups: with D.L. Mayfield, Amy Peterson, Jessica Goudeau, Kelley Nikondeha, Stina Kielsmeier-Cook

  • Panel about writers whose work crosses genres and doesn’t fit into the normal religious categories: with Lyz Lenz, D.L. Mayfield, Jessica Mesman, Karen Gonzalez 

II. Taylor University, Upland, Indiana (November 2018):

  • classroom reading and luncheon

III. Women Doing Theology Conference, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart Indiana, (November 2018):

  • event reading and book signing

IV. Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH (January 2019).

  • Student Life Division sponsored Spring Forum speaker, I spoke on how the mystics show us that vulnerability is necessary for deeper community or koinonia.

  • Panel on finding community in unique places

  • Luncheon and Q&A

IV. Podcasts and interviews: