The Frederick Buechner Writer’s Workshop at Princeton
June 7 – 10, 2016
Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton Theological Seminary and The Frederick Buechner Center are glad to jointly offer this writer’s workshop in order to encourage, educate, and inspire writers to communicate their Christian faith with clarity and power in the tradition of Frederick Buechner. In plenary sessions and workshops with renowned authors, editors, agents, and theological faculty, participants will be challenged to not only strengthen their writing but to engage in it as a spiritual practice.
About the 2016 Plenary Speakers
Philip Yancey has written more than twenty-five books, including Where Is God When It Hurts? (Zondervan, 2002), Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? (Zondervan, 2010), and Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud (Zondervan, 1997). The books have won thirteen Gold Medallion Awards from the Christian Publishers Association and have sold more than fifteen million copies in English, as well as being translated into thirty-five languages. Christian bookstore managers selected The Jesus I Never Knew (Zondervan, 2002) as the 1996 Book of the Year, and What’s So Amazing About Grace? (Zondervan, 2002) received the same award in 1998. Among his most recent books are The Question That Never Goes Away: Why? (Zondervan, 2014) and Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News? (Thomas Nelson Publishing, 2014).
Kathleen Norris is the award-winning poet, writer, and author of The New York Times bestsellers The Cloister Walk (Riverhead Books, 1997), Dakota: A Spiritual Geography (Mariner Books, 2001), Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith (Riverhead Books, 1999), and The Virgin of Bennington (Riverhead Books, 2002). Exploring the spiritual life, her work is intimate and historical, rich in poetry and meditations, brimming with exasperation and reverence, deeply grounded in both nature and spirit, sometimes funny, and often provocative. Dakota: A Spiritual Geography was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and was selected as one of the best books of the year by Library Journal.