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Author GREG GARRETT speaking & signing In Conversation
June 8 @ 5:00 pmFree
ABOUT IN CONVERSATION
How is God speaking into our lives today? How do Christians discern what they’re being called to do? How do literature and culture intersect with the Scriptures and our tradition? And what might the work of the artist teach us about both spiritual practice and the vocational tasks of preaching and teaching? Be a fly on the wall and listen in as dear friends—one who happens to be the past Archbishop of Canterbury, the other, “one of the Episcopal Church’s most engaging evangelists” (Barbara Brown Taylor)—discuss their longtime passions and shared interests. In this new volume of the “In Conversation series,” Rowan Williams and Greg Garrett talk about friendship, the Church, the gift of great novels, the importance of Shakespeare, the art of writing poetry and fiction, the preaching event, engaging popular culture, the relationship between faith and politics, the practice of prayer, and the necessity of sacred community, modeling for us in the process both the vanishing art of conversation and an active engagement with faith, culture, and real life.
ABOUT GREG GARRETT
Greg Garrett is the Austin-based writer of two dozen books of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir. BBC Radio calls him one of America’s most important voices on faith and culture, and he has written acclaimed books on Hollywood film, U2, Harry Potter, depression, suffering, and the Zombie Apocalypse. He is Professor of English at Baylor University and lives in Austin with his wife Jeanie and their family.
ABOUT JENNIFER STAYTON
Jennifer Stayton has been a familiar figure on the Austin media scene since May, 2004 when she became the local anchor and host of “Morning Edition” on KUT-FM. She is also the co-host of KUT’s “Higher Ed” podcast.
- June 8
- Event Category:
- Author Talk/Reading