Princeton, NJ, August 1, 2014–The Frederick Buechner Center and Princeton Theological Seminary are pleased to announce the inaugural Frederick Buechner Writer’s Workshop, which is named in honor of Buechner, a writer and theologian who has authored more than thirty books during his sixty-year career. Slated for June 9–12, 2015 at Princeton Seminary, best-selling author and theologian Barbara Brown Taylor, will headline the event. Registration information is forthcoming and will be available on the web sites of both organizations.

“This event is designed to appeal to writers who, like Buechner, think honestly about their Christian faith and are not afraid of where that thinking will take them,” said Brian Allain, Buechner Center spokesperson. “We are honored to have Barbara Brown Taylor, accomplished author and preacher, as the featured speaker for the event. She was recently compared to Buechner in a Time profile.”

barbara brown taylorTaylor, an Episcopal priest since 1984, is the author of thirteen books, including The New York Times bestsellers Learning to Walk in the Dark, and An Altar to the World. Her first memoir, Leaving Church, met with widespread critical acclaim, winning a 2006 Author of the Year Award from the Georgia Writers Association.

“Princeton Seminary has always been committed to nurturing writers who can guide us on the very dramatic journey toward knowing God. We are honored and excited to partner with Barbara Brown Taylor and the Frederick Buechner Center to launch this new initiative,” said M. Craig Barnes, president of Princeton Seminary.

“We’re assembling a fantastic faculty lineup that will include notable published authors, magazine and book editors who acquire manuscripts for their companies, and literary agents. By holding the event in Princeton, our hope is to inspire and encourage persons in various forms of Christian ministry to expand their influence through the written word,” said Dayle Gillespie Rounds, associate dean of continuing education at Princeton Seminary.

For more information about the writer’s workshop, contact Brian Allain at 617.234.2870, or Dayle Gillespie Rounds at 609.497.7990.                                                                                                                                  

About the Frederick Buechner Center
The Frederick Buechner Center (www.frederickbuechner.com) was established to share the works of Christian author Frederick Buechner with communities around the world. All after-tax net profits of the Frederick Buechner Center web site are donated for educational and charitable purposes, including the Home of Little Wanderers, the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, the Vermont Foodbank, the Salvation Army, and ChildFund

About Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton Theological Seminary, founded in 1812, is the first seminary established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. Its mission is to educate leaders for the church of Jesus Christ worldwide, and its more than 500 students and 11,000 graduates from all fifty states and many nations around the world serve Christ in churches, school and universities, healthcare institutions, nonprofit agencies, initiatives for social justice, mission agencies, and the emerging ministries of the church in the twenty-first century.