Fred speaks regularly at universities, conferences,
and book festivalsWake Forest School of Divinity professor Fred Bahnson poses for a portrait in the woods on campus on Thursday, January 14, 2016.. He has presented at Georgetown University, the Louisville Festival of Faiths, the Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing, the Arkansas Literary Festival, Yale Divinity School, Furman, University of Central Florida, DePaul, Duke, Trinity College, and TEDx Manhattan.

To schedule a speaking event, contact Flip Porter:  fporter@apbspeakers.com
American Program Bureau
PHONE 800.225.4575 Ext. 1624

For literary matters, contact Fred’s agent Wendy Sherman, of Wendy Sherman Associates, Inc. Literary Management.  Phone: 212-279-9027

Upcoming Events


September 14-15: talks at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Richmond, VA



Past Events


March 20:  book talk for Servant Leadership School
Healing Ground Retreat Center
Summerfield, NC

April 7: Towards a New Economy: Justice, Culture, and the Social Market
A joint conference between the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture
and Georgetown’s Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.


January 27-29: Western Carolina University
Jerry Jackson Lecture in the Humanities
and Visiting Writer talks
Cullowhee, NC

February 10-12: University of Arizona
keynote for Food Justice, Faith, and Climate conference
Tucson, AZ

March 10: speaking at Cathedral of St. John the Divine
and Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary
Value of Food Series
New York, NY

May 20-22: teaching at Into the Fire writing workshop
hosted by The Sun magazine
Wildacres Retreat Center
Little Switzerland, NC

September 22-24: keynotes for Just Food conference
The Farminary at Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton, NJ

October 21-22: Faith in Literature: Writers of the Spirit
co-organizer and presenter
jointly sponsored by WFU School of Divinity & UNCA
Asheville, NC


February 28: Search for Meaning Book Festival
Seattle University
Seattle, WA

June 8-10: keynote talks with Norman Wirzba
2015 Henderson Summer Leadership Conference
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Pittsburgh, PA

September 18-19: lecture and workshop at Thomas the Apostle Retreat Center
Cody, WY

September 30: “Contemplation & Climate Change: On the Church’s Ecological Vocation,” a keynote for Environment and Theology Lecture Series.
Loyola University
Baltimore, MD

November 7: CFSA 30th anniversary conference
Big Ideas lecture
Durham, NC



February 1-2: Memphis Center for Food & Faith (Sat.)
and Rector’s Forum at Grace St. Luke’s Episcopal (Sun.)
Memphis, TN

February 7-9: teaching WFUSD class
Mepkin Abbey
South Carolina

February 18-25: teaching class on Environmental Literature
Creation Care Study Program

March 5-6: Religion & Society lecture
DePaul University
Chicago, IL

March 25: Global Perspectives Environmental Summit keynote
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

April 3: Visiting Writer at ASU
Boone, NC

April 5: speaker for Lenten Quiet Morning retreat
Trinity Episcopal Church
Asheville, NC

April 8: keynote for Creation Care dinner
Centenary UMC
Winston-Salem, NC

April 9: Lenten evening lecture
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Winston-Salem, NC

April 10-12: featured author for Calvin Festival of Faith & Writing
leading solo session and speaking on a panel
Grand Rapids, MI

April 24-26: featured author for Arkansas Literary Festival
Little Rock, AR

April 27: adult forum speaker
Christ Church Episcopal
Little Rock AR

May 14:  keynote address for Festival of Faiths
Louisville, KY

May 30-June 6: teaching WFUSD course at Adamah Farm
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village, CT

June 16-20: teaching WFUSD course w/ Ched Myers & friends
Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa, NC

June 27-28: talks at the Wild Goose Festival
Hot Springs, NC

July 2: reading at Country Bookshelf
Bozeman, MT

August 3-4: teaching for Byron Fellows program
Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa, NC

Aug. 10: Junaluska Signature Series lecture at 7pm
Lake Junaluska, NC

Aug.24: KeHE trade show speaker
New Orleans, LA

Sept. 7: KeHE trade show speaker
Indianapolis, IN

September 18:  Alan K. Smith Reading Series, 4:30pm
Trinity College
Hartford, CT

Sept 19-20: keynote for Nourish New Haven conference
Yale Divinity School
New Haven, CT

Sept.28: Adult Forum at Christ Church
Raleigh, NC

October 15: reading and visiting writer talks
Asheville, NC



Jan.24: lunchtime talk on Food, Faith, and Justice
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Winston-Salem, NC

Feb. 16: TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat
featured speaker giving talk on “Soil & Sacrament.”
Times Center
New York, NY

March 6-8: First Lady Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthier American Summit
panelist on faith-based initiatives and childhood obesity
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Washington, D.C.

March 13: Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit
evening Lenten talk on food, agriculture, and climate change
Mars Hill, NC

March 15: Come to the Table NC conference
keynote address on “The Theology of Food and Agriculture”
Sylva, NC

April 5-6:  2013 Caring for Creation conference
workshop on Making Peace With the Land
Lake Junaluska, NC

May: agrarian research trip to Israel
delegate on Hazon’s Sustainable Israel Food Tour

June 7-8: Making Peace With the Land workshop for western UMC Conference
co-taught with Norman Wirzba
Asheville, NC

June 16-20: course leader for The Spirituality of Food, Field, and Table: A Retreat on the Art of Homecoming.
sponsored by the WFU School of Divinity’s Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative and hosted by Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa, NC

June 21-23:  invited participant for “A Spiritual Narrative for the 21st Century: Becoming a Sacred Earth Community,” a gathering sponsored by the Contemplative Alliance & Global Peace Initiative of Women
Morgan Library and Trinity Church at Wall Street
New York, NY

August 6: Highland Books
book release + reading for Soil and Sacrament
Brevard, NC

Aug. 7: Malaprops Bookstore
reading & book signing at 7pm
Asheville, NC

Aug. 8-11: Wild Goose Festival
speaker and workshop leader
official book launch for Soil and Sacrament
Hot Springs, NC

Aug.13-14: Fund for Theological Education
workshop and reading
Decatur, GA

Aug.14: Park Road Books
reading at 7pm
Charlotte, NC

Aug.21: Regulator Bookshop
reading at 7pm
Durham, NC

Aug.22: Flyleaf Books
reading at 7pm
Chapel Hill, NC

Aug.25: First UMC of Brevard
reading & lecture at 10:30am
Brevard, NC

Aug.26: St. John’s Episcopal Church & City Lights Books
reading, 6pm at St. John’s
Sylva, NC

Sept. 6: NC Campuses Against Hunger summit
keynote dinner talk 7pm
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

Sept.7: BookMarks Festival of Books
featured author + speaker
Winston-Salem, NC

Sept. 12-14: Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
featured author and panel moderator for “Spirituality of the Land”
Burnsville, NC

Sept. 17: Transylvania County Library Bag Lunch Arts Series
talk on Soil and Sacrament, 12-1pm
Brevard, NC

Sept. 27-28: Summoned Toward Wholeness: Food, Farming, and the Life of Faith
teaching workshop on Soil and Sacrament
Duke Divinity School
Durham, NC

October 4-6: Let’s Talk About Food festival
plenary talk at Trinity Church at 6pm Friday, & other venues during festival
Boston, MA

Oct. 24: Highland Park UMC
evening lecture and book signing
Dallas, TX

November 1: A Language to Make Us Whole
evening lecture with Janisse Ray 7-9pm
First UCC of Asheville
Asheville, NC

Nov.2: Faithful Witness: Creative Writing and Social Change
writing workshop co-taught with Janisse Ray
Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa, NC

Nov. 8: keynote speaker for Mere Christianity Forum fundraiser
Travelers Rest, SC

Nov. 9: speaker for Empty Bowl fundraiser
The Lord’s Acre
Fairview, NC

Nov.11: plenary talk  sponsored by Mere
Christianity Forum and Shi Center for Sustainability
Furman University
Travelers Rest, SC

Nov.22: Faithful Witness: Creative Writing and Social Change
writing workshop co-taught with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Wake Forest University School of Divinity
Winston-Salem, NC

December 9:   Hazon benefit event
in support of Front Range Farm Relief fund
Impact Hub Boulder
Boulder, CO



Jan. 18-20: participant in Louisville Seminar
Louisville, KY

Feb.24-25: teaching a Spirituality of Food course at Wake Forest University School of Divinity.

Feb. 27: keynote address for Faith and Rural Life: Down To Earth Ministry Conference,
Mt. Olive, NC.

March 8: talk at 7pm at All Soul’s Cathedral,
Asheville, NC

March 23-24: teaching Spirituality of Food course for Wake Forest University School of Divinity.

April 12: Visiting Writer in creative nonfiction at Brevard College
Class visits + reading at 7:30pm
Scott Commons room in Porter Center
Brevard, NC

April 13: Reading + book signing for Making Peace With the Land
4pm at Highland Books
Brevard, NC

April 19: Spirituality of Food workshop for NC Council of Churches Critical Issues Seminar at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Winston-Salem, NC.

April 20-21: teaching Spirituality of Food course for Wake Forest University School of Divinity

April 28-29: Keynote for creation care conference, University UMC,
Chapel Hill, NC.

May 28-June 2: faculty for Duke Center for Reconciliation’s Summer Institute
Durham, NC

Participant in Symposium on Food, hosted by Center for Environmental Leadership
Durham, NC

Sept.22: keynote talk on Soil & Sacrament for Reconciler’s Weekend
Duke Center for Reconciliation
Durham, NC

Nov. 12: keynote talk for Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL

Nov. 13: chapel talk + lunch presentation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Chicago, IL



Feb. 26-March 5: Teaching a course in Environmental Literature
Creation Care Study Program
Belize | http://creationcsp.org/

March 11: Keynote address
Come to the Table Conference
Black Mountain, NC | http://www.cometothetablenc.org/2011conferences/west.html

April 4: Community Gardening workshop
Duke Rural Faith and Life Conference
Mt. Olive, NC | http://divinity.duke.edu/initiatives-centers/thriving-rural-communities

September 30: keynote for Healthy Communities conference, Wake Forest School of Divinity, Winston-Salem, NC.

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