Poet Thomas Lynch to Give Lectures at Emory

March 06, 2013

Critically acclaimed American poet, essayist, and undertaker Thomas Lynch joins Emory University's Candler School of Theology this semester as the McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and their Impact on Culture.


In this role, Lynch will offer two public lectures. On March 19, he will address "The Good Funeral and the Empty Tomb" at 5:00 p.m. in Candler School of Theology's room 252. On April 17, he will present "The Feast of Language" at 7:00 p.m. at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta. The lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is required. [Register for the March 19 event; Register for the April 17 event]


Lynch's work has been the subject of two award-winning film documentaries — PBS Frontline's "The Undertaking" (2007) and the BBC's "Learning Gravity" (2008) — and provided creative inspiration for the popular HBO series "Six Feet Under."


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