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Last call for FFRF’s annual convention!

FFRF is excited to announce the addition of Jeff Sharlet to its lineup of speakers at its national convention in Madison, Wis., from Oct. 18-20, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.

Sharlet is an award-winning literary journalist, author of The New York Times bestseller The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, and executive producer of the new Netflix documentary series based on his book.

Jeff is an associate professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College and a contributing editor for Harper’s, Virginia Quarterly Review and Rolling Stone. He is the publisher of 40 Towns, a periodical of literary journalism, and the co-creator of two online journals, Killing the Buddha, an online magazine of religion, culture, and politics, and The Revealer, a review of religion and media published by the New York University Center for Religion and Media.

His work has earned numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award, the Outspoken Award, the MOLLY National Journalism Prize, and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation’s Thomas Jefferson Award.

Sharlet joins an impressive list of convention speakers, including Sarah Vowell, Amber Scorah, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, Rachel Laser, Mandisa Thomas, Hemant Mehta, Deven Green and Andrew Bradley (as the comedy team of Mrs. Betty Bowers), Trae Crowder, R. Laurence Moore and Isaac Kramnick, Anthony B. Pinn, Jeremiah Camara, Avinash Patil, Andrew L. Seidel and more!    

Remember, deadline for pre-registration and meals is Monday, Oct. 7. Mailed-in registration forms also must be received by this date. However, you can still register at the convention, excluding meals. Call 1-800-335-4021 during regular business hours or sign up online at

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