It’s a Novel-Tea (next Thursday, April 8)

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Next week, Thursday, April 8 from 7-8 p. m, we will have the Second Annual Culp Professor of English Reading in the Living Room of the Campus Center. Like last year, the reading will feature some elements I hope will be entertaining as well as new additions. I am on record as saying I don’t like “stodgy” literary readings, so this is my attempt to create a different sort of creature…at The Novel-Tea.

  • Some of my best students will warm us up by reading their poetry.
  • I’ll unveil two chapters chapters from a novel I have in progress. (The story is about ordinary Christians in the suburbs and what happens when they unexpectedly encounter “signs and wonders” in the most unlikely places.)
  • I’ll read some new poems I’ve written about Jesus that try to get at both his humanity and his wild and beyond comprehension divinity.
  • There will be a cello player at the event to provide Bach musical interludes.
  • Tea and cookies will be served.
  • There will be door prizes. Yes, seriously. You might win something just by being there!
This is the busy time of the year, so don’t feel obligated, but if you can make it, I’d be honored.
best – al

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