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Christian Wiman, poet and essayist
March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$10
Poet, essayist and Yale Divinity School professor Christian Wiman will be featured at an event called the “The Art of Faith, the Faith of Art” on Friday, March 9 at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary of First Church Berkeley. He will speak and then be interviewed by First Church’s Public Theologian in Residence and poet Marvin K. White. Audience questions will follow. Tickets available at christianwiman.brownpapertickets.com.
Following Friday’s event, on Saturday morning at 10:30a at All Souls Episcopal Parish in Berkeley, Mr. Wiman will meet fellow poet and local bay area resident, Nate Klug, in conversation. Tickets may be purchased at the door for a $5 suggested donation.
Christian Wiman is the author, editor, or translator of ten books, including his essays My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer, and his poetry collection Every Riven Thing. From 2003 until 2013 he was the editor of Poetry magazine, the premiere magazine for poetry in the English-speaking world.
Mr. Wiman has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, the Atlantic Monthly, and numerous other publications. His particular interests include modern poetry, the language of faith, “accidental” theology (that is, theology conducted by unexpected means), and what it means to be a Christian intellectual in a secular culture.