During a sabbatical year in 2010 Robert Schultz worked on his novel-in-progress, How the Future Was, in a mountain home in North Carolina courtesy of a Robinson-Lineberger residency.

The residency is an initiative of the Lutheran Writers Project which makes its administrative home at Roanoke College and annually sponsors a symposium there. Past topics have included “Writing About Grief,” “Writing About War,” and “Writing About Nature,” each featuring a guest author whose work has dealt deeply and humanely with the topic under discussion.  Jill Alexander Essbaum, Gary Finke, and Thomas Maltman have been symposium guests and have also traveled to colleges and universities around the country on reading tours sponsored by the LWP.

The Lutheran Writers Project issues a monthly newsletter.  Interested parties can sign up at the project’s website (lutheranwriters.org).