What Poets Can Teach Preachers About Surviving, Thriving, and Talking About What We Do

September 1, 2021: 10:00 -11:30 am by Zoom

Poets and preachers have a lot in common. You could even say poets are our closest cousins—and in ways that might surprise us. Come for an energizing morning of learning what a poet can teach a preacher about the work we share, the life we seek, and the words that shape the journey.

Facilitator:  Anna Carter Florence

Anna Carter Florence’s gifts for preaching and teaching make her a widely-sought after presenter in the church and academy.  She is interested in preaching and public proclamation, and preparing leaders who can speak and listen in multiple contexts for ministry.  Her research focuses on testimony, pedagogies of preaching, the creative process by which communities engage and embody scripture, and how other fields—particularly poetry and theater—offer models for prophetic speech. She has a B.A. from Yale University and an M.Div. and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and has taught at Columbia Seminary since 1998.  Her books include Preaching as Teaching and Preaching Year A with Anna Carter Florence.

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This workshop is part of a monthly workshop series on preaching, the first Wednesday of every month from 10:00 to 11:30 am. For an overview of the series, click here.