Divinity School to hold reception for minister-author

The Wake Forest University Divinity School will hold a reception for the Rev. Frederick Buechner, an author and Presbyterian minister, on Sunday, May 14.

The reception will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the main lounge of Reynolda Hall. The event is open to the public.

Buechner is visiting Wake Forest for commencement weekend activities. He will deliver an address during the baccalaureate service, a church service for graduating students and their guests. This event is not open to the public.

Buechner will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree during commencement on May 15.

Buechner is a noted novelist and nonfiction writer whose work includes novels, short stories, autobiographies and memoirs. Buechner’s work as a Presbyterian minister influences his work as an author. He often explores moral, ethical and religious themes.

His work has been recognized with a Rosenthal Award for his novel, “The Return of Ansel Gibbs,” a National Book Award nomination for “Lion Country,” and a Pulitzer Prize nomination for “Godric.”

Buechner frequently lectures on college campuses and serves as a guest preacher for congregations across the country.

For more information, contact the Divinity School at 336-758-5121.

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