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King University News :: Christian Wiman Lecture Postponed Until Fall 2014

BRISTOL, Tenn., April 23, 2014– The final Buechner Lecture of the season, which was to be given by bestselling poet and essayist Christian Wiman, has been postponed until fall 2014. The lecture which was set for Thursday, April 24 has been cancelled due to an unforeseen illness of Wiman. The King community’s thoughts and prayers are with him as he heals.

The next Buechner Institute event will take place this summer. The third annual BuechnerFest is set to take place at Queens University and Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., May 29-31, 2014. BuechnerFest will feature an enjoyable three days of engagement with the work of the award-winning writer and Presbyterian minister Frederick Buechner.

For more information on the Buechner Institute at King University or the upcoming BuechnerFest in Charlotte, contact Dr. Dale Brown at or 423.652.4156 or visit


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