Speakers and Presenters
Daniel Taylor (Ph.D., Emory University) is the author of twelve books, including The Myth of Certainty, Letters to My Children, Tell Me A Story: The Life-Shaping Power of Our Stories, Creating a Spiritual Legacy, The Skeptical Believer: Telling Stories to Your Inner Atheist and two novels, Death Comes for the Decontructionist and Do We Not Bleed? He speaks frequently at conferences, colleges, retreats, and churches on a variety of topics. Dr. Taylor is also cofounder of The Legacy Center, an organization devoted to helping individuals and organizations identify and preserve the values and stories that have shaped their lives. http://www.wordtaylor.com/
D.S. Martin is the author of four poetry collections, including Ampersand (2018), & Conspiracy of Light: Poems Inspired by the Legacy of C.S. Lewis (2013)—both from Cascade Books. He is Poet-in-Residence at McMaster Divinity College, the Series Editor for the Poiema Poetry Series, and has recently edited two anthologies—The Turning Aside: The Kingdom Poets Book of Contemporary Christian Poetry (2016), and Adam, Eve, & the Riders of the Apocalypse (2017). D.S. Martin is known for his blog, Kingdom Poets, where he has posted weekly about Christian Poetry since February of 2010. He and his wife live in Brampton, Ontario; they have two adult sons. https://dsmartin.ca/
Sarah M. Wells
Sarah M. Wells is the author of The Family Bible Devotional (2018), the poetry collection Pruning Burning Bushes, and a chapbook of poems, Acquiesce. Essays published in Ascent, Brevity, The Pinch, River Teeth, and Under the Gum Tree have been honored as Notable Essays in Best American Essays 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017. She is the recipient of an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. Wells is the Director of Content Marketing for Spire Advertising and lives in Ashland, Ohio, with her husband and three children. https://sarahmariewells.com/
Still on the Hill
STILL ON THE HILL has proved itself a favorite at many prestigious festivals and venues here and abroad, including the Kerrville Folk Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, The Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival in Winfield, Kansas (in 2005, the duo took over the role of organizing and hosting Walnut Valley's NewSongs Showcase, an event that has been popular at the festival for almost two decades) and countless others.
Their own region, the Ozarks, has voted them the “Best Folk Band” for several years running, and the mayor of their town, Fayetteville, Arkansas, proclaimed Dec. 20th Still on the Hill Day for all the work the duo does in community service. They have produced seven widely acclaimed CD's (two as a foursome) and three years ago they signed with Swiss record label Brambus Records for the European release of their CD “Chaos & Calm”.
Seemingly oblivious to the limitations of what two musicians can create, Still on the Hill has set new boundaries of originality. This duo uses traditional instruments from their home in the Ozarks (mandolin, banjo, fiddle, guitar, harmonica and scrub board) and other oddities such as the musical saw, ukelin and tenor uke to create a kaleidoscope of musical color and texture.
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Page last updated September 27, 2018