Author Archives: Fred

my new essay in Harper’s

My essay “The Priest in the Trees“is out in the December issue of Harper’s magazine.

teaching at The Sun’s “Into the Fire” writing workshop

Into the Fire: a writing workshop May 20-22 in Wildacres, NC, hosted by The Sun magazine.

new essay in Image journal

My essay “Sons of Noah” appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of Image.

my Festival of Faiths talk on YouTube

You can watch it here.

speaking at Festival of Faiths May 14

The Festival of Faiths takes place every year in Louisville, KY. This year I’ll be speaking with Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder, Patrick Holden, and others over the 5-day gathering. This year’s theme: “Sacred Earth, Sacred Self.” Dates are May 13-18.

Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing 2014

In just a few weeks I’ll be heading up to Grand Rapids to join a host of stellar writers for the 2014 Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing. Looking forward to giving a talk, sitting on a panel, and quaffing single-malt after hours with Scott Cairns.

Our State feature

Our State magazine commissioned me to write “A Prayer for North Carolina” for their Dec.2013 issue. I couldn’t, of course, simply write a straight prayer. Here’s what I did instead.

Australian radio interview

The Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC), which is sort of the Down Under version of the BBC, just aired a top notch program called “Food & Faith.” Alongside my friends Norman Wirzba and Sara Miles, I got to talk about Soil and Sacrament. Listen here.

Religion News Service profile story

Yonat Shimron of RNS did a nice profile of me and the book, which has been picked up by the Washington Post and a slew of other pubs.

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