The Grove City College Department of English is holding a Christian Writers Conference April 6 to April 8 featuring English poet-priest Malcom Guite, who will present several lectures on campus and perform songs and poetry at a local coffee house.
Guite, an Anglican priest, poet, singer-songwriter and academic, serves as a bye-fellow and chaplain of Girton College, a constituent of the University of Cambridge, England. As a “poet-priest,” he focuses his research and writing on the interplay of theology and the arts, specifically theology and literature. Guite’s special interests of study are the works of C. S. Lewis and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He is the author of six books, including two collections of his own poetry, “The Singing Bowl” and “Sounding the Seasons,” as well as two anthologies of poems, “Waiting on the Word; a poem a day for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany” and “The Word in the Wilderness; a poem a day for Lent, Holy week and Easter.” Guite is also a member of the rock band Mystery Train.
On Wednesday, April 6, Guite will discuss “Mariner: A Voyage of Samuel Taylor Coleridge,” at 4 p.m. in the Great Room of Breen Student Union.
On Thursday, April 7, he will speak on “Faith, Hope and Poetry” during the 9:30 a.m. chapel service at Harbison Chapel. At 7 p.m. he will present a keynote lecture “Imagination Bodies Forth: Incarnation and the Christian Writer,” in Sticht Lecture Hall of the Hall of Arts and Letters.
Conference events conclude at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Beans on Broad, 141 S. Broad St., Grove City, with “An Evening of Songs & Poetry with Malcom Guite.”
All events are free and open to the public.
The Christian Writers Conference is an annual event sponsored by the College’s Department of English. For more, visit www.gcc.edu/engl.