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An Evening with Malcolm Guite

  • Museum of Biblical Art 7500 Park Lane Dallas, TX, 75225 United States (map)
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Art House Dallas is honored to welcome Malcolm Guite for a conversation on “A Local Habitation: Incarnation, Arts, and Community.” According to Shakespeare the poet (and perhaps any artist) is in the business of incarnation, of 'bodying forth’ of giving things flesh, turning airy abstractions into something we can see and feel. Shakespeare goes further, he says:

And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.

This talk will explore what this view of art means for local artists and local communities, it will also explore the strong parallels it has with Christian teaching about the Incarnation, about a God who comes down to earth and gets involved locally. Malcolm’s talk will be followed by a Q & A. 

Poet-Priest Malcolm Guite is the Chaplain and Supernumerary Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge, and teaches at the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. He lectures widely in England and North America on Theology and Literature and has published poetry, theology, and literary criticism and has worked as a librettist. Malcolm has a particular interest in the imagination as a truth-bearing faculty and continues to reflect deeply on how poetry can stimulate and re-awaken our prayer life.

Date: Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Museum of Biblical Art | 7500 Park Ln, Dallas, TX 75225

Admission: Complimentary with RSVP | a $15.00 donation is suggested. All tickets include appetizers, wine, and beer.

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Malcolm Guite Biography

 Poet-Priest Malcolm Guite is Chaplain and Supernumerary Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge, and teaches at the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. He lectures widely in England and North America on Theology and Literature and has published poetry, theology, and literary criticism and has worked as a librettist. His books include: Love, Remember (November 2017); Mariner, a spiritual biography of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (February 2017, paperback edition February 2018); Parable and Paradox (2016); The Singing Bowl (2013); Sounding the Seasons (2012); Theology and the Poetic Imagination (2010) and Faith Hope and Poetry (2006). Malcolm has edited two poetry anthologies for Lent and Advent: The Word in the Wilderness (2014) and Waiting on the Word (2015). Malcolm writes Poet’s Corner, a weekly column in the Church Times, and an anthology of his column’s writings, In Every Corner Sing, was published in November 2019.

Malcolm has a particular interest in the imagination as a truth-bearing faculty and continues to reflect deeply on how poetry can stimulate and re-awaken our prayer life.

Malcolm enjoys sailing, walking, old books, live music, riding his Harley Davidson motorbike and all the varieties of the British countryside and weather. Malcolm is also part of the rock band Mystery Train, regularly performing gigs at Grantchester, Cambridge and other places around Cambridgeshire.

www.malcolmguite.com

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