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Relief News Tuesday 4.13.2010

Ian David Philpot

The Fury before the Festival

Last weeks news was all about us preparing for Calvin, and that's what we're still doing 48 hours before the 2010's Festival of Faith and Writing begins!  No worries though.  God has been taking care of us.

For those of you who will be at the festival, we can't wait to see you!  Beyond that, we can't wait to show you what we've got in store!

Teaser Alert: Michelle Pendergrass went overboard on the movie theme for our booth. It. Will. Be. Awesome!

For those of you who can't make it, you won't be missing out!  We'll have pictures going up on the blog and on Facebook Thursday-Saturday, along with some video recaps every night that will feature the staff and any Relief/Diner published authors that stop by.  Since we will be connected to both the website, Facebook, and Twitter all day, don't hesitate to ask any burning questions that you might have for us.  We really want you all to share in the festival fun.

4.1 Cover

Though Relief has always been blessed with great content from great writers, we have also been blessed with connections to great artists who create fantastic covers for our content to be bound within.

This issue is no exception.

Our anticipated cover art will officially show up on the blog in the next couple weeks, but we are sure that you will be able to see it in many of the pictures that will be taken at Calvin, so keep your eyes open for it!

Relief News Tuesday 1.12.2010

Ian David Philpot

Congratulations to Allison Smythe!

Congratulations to author Allison Smythe, whose essay "The Significance of Place" (Relief 2.1) has been listed as "Notable" in Best American Spiritual Writing 2010 (now published by Viking Penguin).

Best American Spiritual Writing is an annual anthology edited by Philip Zaleski. Out of hundreds of essays, thirty were selected for publication in this year's edition, and another twenty-five (including Allison's!) are given honorable mention as "Other Notable Spiritual Writing of the Year."

Another notable item

As you may have noticed, we haven't featured a photo haiku on the blog in two months.  We are doing our best to bring this feature back, but we did notice something that we thought you might like:

Michelle Pendergrass, Editor of The Midnight Diner, has started her first in a year-long series of themed photo postings on her website.  This week's theme is Hope, and Michelle's picture of it is beautiful.  (The story behind it makes it even better!)  Check out her picture here.

As of right now, there are two people who I've found that took up the challenge.  One is this post from Karina, and the other is this post from Heather A. Goodman (whose poetry you can find in Relief 3.1!).