This June, Andrew has the indibnible honor of speaking at Princeton Theological Seminary’s Frederick Buechner’s Writer’s Workshop. In a session titled “Discovering Grace: ‘Listening to Your Life,'”
Andrew will share about the influence Frederick Buechner’s writing has had on his own work, and will discuss the discipline of “listening to your life,” one of the main themes of Buechner’s work. The creative process is one of the chief ways we discover who we are, what we think, and, most importantly, the intimate and gracious work of God in our lives. Andrew will share examples from his songwriting and his novels when he was ambushed by the realization that when we take the time to pay attention to the narrative of our lives we discover the presence of grace.
This is a four-day event, during which Andrew will present his talk twice. Other session topics include the necessity of failure for creativity, the mysteries of getting published, writing and publishing for spiritual formation, and structure & story. Check out the details here.
This week, Madame Sidler will be reading part two of Douglas McKelvey’s Wingfeather Tale, “The Places Beyond the Maps.” Join us in the forum to discuss the story, and come back on Friday for an excerpt!
Save the Date: Join Doug and Andrew for a live chat on April 11. Details to come!