The Literary salon has been a tradition at Lit Fest, featuring three or more speakers with varying perspectives on a theme, along with audience participation.

In an article published by the New York Times, reviewer Paul Elie called religious belief in contemporary fiction “something between a dead language and a hangover.” This salon explores the place religion holds in contemporary literature, if it holds any place at all. Can fiction still address questions of faith? Do we want it to? Listen in as Nick Arvin, Phyllis Barber, and Adam Rovner discuss these questions and many more.