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.
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.”
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
“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.
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.
more information about the writer’s workshop, contact Brian Allain at
617.234.2870, or Dayle Gillespie Rounds at 609.497.7990.
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.
Princeton Theological Seminary
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.