Poet and singer-songwriter Dr. Malcolm Guite will present the 2014 Craven-Wilson Lecture. Also a chaplain and teacher at University of Cambridge, he is the author of several books on literature and theology, and he lectures widely in the United Kingdom and North America.
In the weeks surrounding his lecture at St. Paul’s, he will be Artist in Residence at Duke Divinity School, a visiting fellow at St. John College in Durham, NC, and lead an artists retreat at Laity Lodge in Texas.
Among his books are The Singing Bowl; Sounding the Seasons: Poetry for the Christian Year; Faith, Hope, and Poetry: Theology and the Poetic Imagination; and What Do Christians Believe?
His musical recordings include The Green Man, a collection of songs inspired by everything from a feel for the threatened English countryside to a passionate love of Blues and Americana. Songs range from lyrical love poetry to righteous rocking and carry echoes of, and allusions to, the poets and song-writers who have helped form Malcolm’s imagination.
For more information about Dr. Guite, please see his blog: malcolmguite.wordpress.com.
As part of a Faith and the Arts series, he also will be in a Compline service at 7 p.m. that evening and a Poetry Slam with Marlon Lizama at 7 p.m. Monday evening, October 20.
About the Lectureship
The Craven-Wilson Lectureship was endowed by the late Evie Jo Craven Wilson in memory of her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. W.A. Craven, and her husband, Arthur Wilson. The purpose was to give United Methodists and others in the Houston area the opportunity to hear inspiring messages by influential church leaders.