Bookstore Lecture and Luncheon
Friday, May 5, 2017
11.30am - 1.00pm - Lunch & Speaker
Our Guest Speaker
As a novelist, theologian, and “one of America’s most important voices on religion and culture” (BBC Radio), Greg Garrett has made story the focus of his work. In the process of telling his own stories and teaching those of others, he’s discovered archetypal patterns people have used for thousands of years to make sense of their lives and of the world; sometimes stories break apart in the presence of loss and we have to find new ones.
Greg Garrett has written more than twenty books of fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and translations. His books include My Church is Not Dying: Episcopalians in the 21st Century and a scholarly book on Zombies, Living with the Living Dead: The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse due to be released, in June by Oxford Press.
His novella Minuet won the William Faulkner Prize for Fiction in 1993. He won a regional CASE gold medalist for nonfiction and was elected to the Texas Institute of Letters in 2005. In 1998 he was named Outstanding Professor by Baylor's student congress and Outstanding Faculty Member by the university administration. He is the Writer in Residence at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest and a lay preacher at St. David's Episcopal Church, both in Austin, Texas.
He is a musician, teacher, preacher, retreat leader, scholar and author of both fiction and non-fiction. Dr. Garrett is (according to BBC Radio), one of America's leading voices on religion and culture, and a frequent speaker and media guest on narrative, religion, politics, literature, and pop culture. We are fortunate to have him speak at the 5th annual Bookstore luncheon.