Events & Projects

Readings, signings, lectures, workshops, and more!

Some of these events are “public”–open to anyone who shows up. Others are “private”–specific to a certain group. I identify which type they are in each listing. I list them all here to provide a sense of the range of things I do. See something that catches your eye? Contact me and I can arrange to do a similar program for you.

2013 Upcoming Events & Projects
(click here to see past events)

JUST OUT: To the Tune of a Welcoming God – Hymns for a Church Hungry for Welcome. I have collected fifteen of my hymn texts and put them on a CD. Iowa City-based singer-song writer Sara Kay has recorded the vocals. The album became available in July 2013. Read my blog post announcing the project (note that my Kickstarter campaign is over — and it was a resounding success) or more about the CD & book.

Buy the CD or the book here.

RECENTLY PUBLISHED: Hearts Unbound. This spring I wrapped up a writing project for the Institute for Welcoming Resources. It’s a series of ten “readers’ theater” scripts that invite participants inside some of the welcoming biblical texts that belong in the conversation around welcome to LGBT persons. Each script will run about 25 minutes so that they can be used as part of evening Bible studies or Sunday morning adult education hours. Here’s the press release by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.

IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS: When God was a Little Girl. I wrote this short story, which retells the creation narrative through the metaphor of God as a little girl doing an art project, for my daughter Susanna wen she was just 5 years old. Twelve years later, I’m ready to turn it into a picture book that will appeal to imaginations both young and old. A former student of mine, Joan Lindeman, now a teacher and artist, has completed 16 beautiful oil paintings to bring the story to life. We will be publishing it this fall through Beaver’s Pond Press. Sneak peek here.

As I add new events to my 2013 calendar I’ll add them and include details as they get confirmed.

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