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Welcome to the Buechner Institute


Christian Wiman Appearance CANCELED

Due to Christian's illness, we regret to announce that all the events of his April 24th visit have been canceled.  



Registration is now open for BuechnerFest2014

BuechnerFest 2014: Buechner and More

“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” –Goethe

Yes, we are excited about our third annual BuechnerFest, this one to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, May 29-June 1, 2014.  We will be hosted in Charlotte by good folks at Queens University and the Myers Park Baptist Church.  

Full details and registration are available here.  Registration closes May 15 (and requests for housing close May 1).  

Can't wait to see you in Charlotte!




More Hearty Thanks

Our thanks to departing governing board members Craig McDonald and Joe-d DowlingSoka.  We've appreciated their contributions to the work of the Institute. Blessings as they give their gifts to other organizations.


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Christian Wiman Lecture Postponed Until Fall 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.


Registration Open for Third Annual BuechnerFest

The Buechner Institute at King University will be hosting the third annual BuechnerFest at Queens University and Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., May 29-31, 2014.


Holocaust Survivor Alfred Münzer to Speak at King University’s Bristol & Knoxville Campuses March 31

Holocaust survivor Alfred Münzer will speak at King University’s Memorial Chapel in Bristol, Tenn., at 9:15 a.m., and again at King’s Hardin Valley campus in Knoxville, Tenn., at 7 p.m., on Monday, March 31.