FULTON, Ill. — A retired English professor will be the featured speaker at next weekend’s Dutch Days Festival.
James Schaap will speak at 6:30 p.m. Friday at First Reformed Church, 510 15th Ave., in Fulton. He will speak again at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 3 at the Masonic Lodge, 1014 Fourth St., in Fulton.
The program will be “Things we couldn’t say,” which is based on one of the 33 books he has authored. Topics will not be repeated for any of the presentations.
In addition to his presentations, Schaap will be at a meet and greet at 11:30 a.m. May 3 at Words of Wisdom Book Store, where his devotional books remain a bestseller.
Schaap is an award-winning author and has penned novels, short stories, devotional guides and essays that reflect his self-discovery, faith and grace.
Schaap retired from his professorship in 2013 upon completing 36 years of teaching.
Copies of Schaap’s books are available on loan from the Schmaling Memorial Public Library and also can be found in many of the local church libraries. Additional information written by the author can be found on his blog, siouxlander.blogspot.com.
Another religious staple also will continue at Dutch Days. The Rev. Case Admiraal, a former Bethel Christian Reformed Church pastor, will be the main preacher during the festival’s church service at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Bethel Christian Reformed Church. Father David Austin, of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, will be the featured pianist.