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Welcome to the Buechner Institute


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!



Coming Up Next at the Buechner Institute

See below for a brief list of upcoming programs or download our program to learn more about who's coming--and why you should join us. All events free of charge

Alfred Munzer | March 31, 2014 

9:15 a.m., King University Memorial Chapel 
7 p.m., King University Hardin Valley Campus, Knoxville

Christian Wiman | Season Finale | April 24, 2014 
4 p.m., Interview by Jane Zwart 
7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Bristol


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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Buechner Institute 2013-14 Lecture Series to Wrap with Lecture by Bestselling Poet and Essayist Christian Wiman April 24

On April 24, King University and the Buechner Institute will welcome poet Christian Wiman as the final speaker in the 2013-14 Buechner Institute Lecture Series.


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.