In this issue:
Only 9 More Days of Festival Fun
Online Dialogue
Public Conversation on WFYI
Remaining Events

Only 9 More Days of Festival Fun!

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”
J.K. Rowling, “The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination,”
commencement address, Harvard University, June 2008.

What do you imagine? What might we imagine together for the life of the world today and tomorrow?

Find out during the final days of the Spirit & Place Festival, which features performances, workshops for children and adults, films, panel discussions, exhibits, a festival, worship services, and more! Unleash your own creative power, explore provocative ideas, and learn how imagination can bring us together. J.K. Rowling also noted that imagination is “arguably the most transformative and revelatory capacity; it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.”

To learn more, visit Daily event maps are available on the homepage.

Online Dialogue

See a cool festival event? Want to get some conversation going online? Visit and let us know what’s on your mind. Check out “Life by Imagination,” posted by Trevor Yager, Principal of TrendyMinds. Trevor’s post was inspired by this year’s Public Conversation.

Public Conversation on WFYI

Miss last Sunday’s Public Conversation? Tune in to 90.1FM on Sunday, November 9, 6:00 p.m., to hear the 2008 Public Conversation on WFYI with filmmaker and music video producer Julie Dash, writer and national religious leader Brian D. McLaren, and author/essayist Richard Rodriguez. The conversation, moderated by Indiana author Scott Russell Sanders, explores the power of imagination in our individual and community lives.

Remaining Events

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2008 Spirit & Place Advisory Board

Jane Henegar, Chair
State Coordinator, Project Citizen,
Indiana Bar Foundation

Rev. Kevin Armstrong, Vice Chair

Senior Pastor,
North United Methodist Church

Judith Cebula, Secretary

Director, Center for Faith & Vocation,
Butler University

The Honorable Sarah Evans Barker

Judge, United States District Court

David J. Bodenhamer

Executive Director, The Polis Center, IUPUI

Janet Boston

Director of Regional Services and Community Relations, Arts Council of Indianapolis

Simon Crookall

President and CEO,
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Cathleen Donnelly

Senior Exhibit Developer,
The Children's Museum

Margot L. Eccles

Vice President, LDI, Ltd.

Gloria Gaither

Gaither Family Resources
and Gaither Music Company

Dr. Lewis Galloway
Senior Pastor, Second Presbyterian Church

Darrin D. Gray
President & CEO, Brandirect, Inc.

Colleen Heeter
Vice President of Development & Advancement,
Indiana Black Expo, Inc.

Walter Knabe
CEO, Knabe Designs

David Kosene
President, Kosene and Kosene Development
and Management Company, Inc.

Rev. Felipe N. Martínez

Associate Executive Presbyter,
Whitewater Valley Presbytery

Rev. M. Kent Millard

Senior Pastor,
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

Gail Plater

Assistant Dean, Development & External Affairs,
IU School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI

Sandra Schweitzer, OSF

Liturgical Design Consultant, Studio TAU

David Wantz

Associate Vice President, Corporate and Community Relations, University of Indianapolis

Karen M. Whitney

Dean of Students, Vice Chancellor for
Division of Student Life, IUPUI

Advisory Board Emeritus:

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

Congregation Beth-El Zedeck

Joyce Sommers

President & Executive Director,
Indianapolis Art Center

Lynn Youngblood

Senior Vice President & Provost Emeritus, University of Indianapolis