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A Weekend with Diana Butler Bass

Mark your calendars for a weekend on gratitude, led by Diana Butler Bass (Ph. D Duke University), award-winning author and internationally known public speaker and thought leader on issues of spirituality, religion, culture, and politics. 

She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, CBS, and FOX, has been interviewed on numerous radio programs, including shows on NPR, CBC, and Sirius XM, and has work featured in numerous print and online newspapers and magazines including Time, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Times. From 1995-2000, she wrote a weekly column for the New York Times Syndicate.  She was a founding blogger for both Beliefnet and Huffington Post religion.  Her bylines include the Washington Post and  She has preached and taught in hundreds of church, college, and conference venues in North America and beyond.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Diana Butler Bass was raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, and loves Santa Barbara, California as her “soul” hometown.  She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, Richard Bass, and their dog, Rowan. These days, she balances travel (which she loves) with her concerns for Virginia politics, a passion for environmental issues, supporting local farms, reading poetry, cooking, gardening, Washington Nationals baseball, and Duke basketball.

Program Registration: Includes all program sessions and worship.  To register, click on Registration or mail check payable to: Jennifer Martin, 205 Calico Lane, Clyde, NC 28721.

Early Registration: $185/person before September 10, 2018.

Regular Registration: $225/person after September 10, 2018. (Commuter's registration fee: $240)


Lodging and Meal Packages: Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, include 2 nights lodging and breakfast on Friday through breakfast on Saturday. Call 800.222.4930 to make lodging reservations. (Ask for the First Light Production room block.) 

Terrace Single: $296/person; Terrace Double: $171/person

Lambuth Single: $242/person; Lambuth Double: $144/person


Earlier Event: September 7
A Weekend with Dr. Jerry Wright
Later Event: May 18
Iona Pilgrimage