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Greg Garrett

Author & Professor of Creative Writing, Film, Literature, & Theology at Baylor University

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Greg Garrett Biography

Dr. Greg Garrett is a professional writer who teaches creative writing, film, literature, and theology classes at Baylor University. He is the author of over twenty books of fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and translation, including the critically-acclaimed novels Free Bird, Cycling, Shame, and The Prodigal.

Dr. Garrett is best-known as one of America’s leading voices on religion and culture (BBC Radio), and he has written nonfiction books including The Gospel According to Hollywood, Stories from the Edge: A Theology of Grief, and One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter (named a 2011 Best Theological Book by the Association of Theological Booksellers). His most recent nonfiction books are Living with the Living Dead: The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse (Oxford University Press, 2017), Crossing Myself: A Story of Spiritual Rebirth (Morehouse, 2016), and Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Literature and Culture (Oxford University Press, 2015). His books have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, and Czech editions. He has also written hundreds of articles and essays for publications including Salon, Washington Post, Huffington Post, The Tablet, Patheos, Christianity Today, OnFaith, The Daily Mirror, and many other print and web publications.

Dr. Garrett often represents Baylor as a speaker, teacher, and workshop leader, with appearances at Villanova University, Google UK, Washington National Cathedral, the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware, the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado, the American Library in Paris, Cambridge University, Blackwells Bookstore in Oxford, the Edinburgh Festival of Books, and Gladstone's Library in Wales. He regularly teaches classes for the Writers League of Texas, and moderates events year-round for the Austin Film Festival. A seminary-trained lay preacher in the Episcopal Church, Dr. Garrett is a distinguished homiletician who has preached at Wesley Seminary, St. Mark's Cathedral in Seattle, King's College in London, and the American Cathedral in Paris, on the nationally-broadcast radio show Day One, and as the featured preacher for the annual meeting of the International Academy of Homiletics.

A winner of the Pirate's Alley William Faulkner Prize for Fiction and a CASE Grand Gold Medal for essay, Dr. Garrett is Theologian in Residence at the American Cathedral in Paris and a Fellow of the Cathedral College at Washington National Cathedral. He was named the Outstanding Baylor Faculty Member for 1994 by the Baylor Student Congress, received the university administration's outstanding professor award in 1996, and was awarded the Baylor Centennial Professor designation for 2013-14. Dr. Garrett was elected to the Texas Institute of Letters in 2005. He has discussed his writing with or been covered by National Public Radio, BBC Radio, The Bob Edwards Show, CBS Radio, FOX News, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Interfaith Voices, DublinTalk Radio, msnbc.com, Vice, New Statesman, National Review, The Spectator, New York Times, L.A. Times, Globe and Mail, Men’s Health, and many other print, broadcast, and web media outlets in the US and across the globe.

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The Other Jesus: Rejecting a Religion of Fear for the God of Love

The Other Jesus: Rejecting a Religion of Fear for the God of Love

One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter

One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter

We Get to Carry Each Other: The Gospel according to U2 (Gospel According to...)

We Get to Carry Each Other: The Gospel according to U2 (Gospel According to...)

Crossing Myself: A Story of Spiritual Rebirth

Crossing Myself: A Story of Spiritual Rebirth

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Author & Professor of Creative Writing, Film, Literature, & Theology at Baylor University

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Greg Garrett Biography

Dr. Greg Garrett is a professional writer who teaches creative writing, film, literature, and theology classes at Baylor University. He is the author of over twenty books of fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and translation, including the critically-acclaimed novels Free Bird, Cycling, Shame, and The Prodigal.

Dr. Garrett is best-known as one of America’s leading voices on religion and culture (BBC Radio), and he has written nonfiction books including The Gospel According to Hollywood, Stories from the Edge: A Theology of Grief, and One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter (named a 2011 Best Theological Book by the Association of Theological Booksellers). His most recent nonfiction books are Living with the Living Dead: The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse (Oxford University Press, 2017), Crossing Myself: A Story of Spiritual Rebirth (Morehouse, 2016), and Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Literature and Culture (Oxford University Press, 2015). His books have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, and Czech editions. He has also written hundreds of articles and essays for publications including Salon, Washington Post, Huffington Post, The Tablet, Patheos, Christianity Today, OnFaith, The Daily Mirror, and many other print and web publications.

Dr. Garrett often represents Baylor as a speaker, teacher, and workshop leader, with appearances at Villanova University, Google UK, Washington National Cathedral, the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware, the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado, the American Library in Paris, Cambridge University, Blackwells Bookstore in Oxford, the Edinburgh Festival of Books, and Gladstone's Library in Wales. He regularly teaches classes for the Writers League of Texas, and moderates events year-round for the Austin Film Festival. A seminary-trained lay preacher in the Episcopal Church, Dr. Garrett is a distinguished homiletician who has preached at Wesley Seminary, St. Mark's Cathedral in Seattle, King's College in London, and the American Cathedral in Paris, on the nationally-broadcast radio show Day One, and as the featured preacher for the annual meeting of the International Academy of Homiletics.

A winner of the Pirate's Alley William Faulkner Prize for Fiction and a CASE Grand Gold Medal for essay, Dr. Garrett is Theologian in Residence at the American Cathedral in Paris and a Fellow of the Cathedral College at Washington National Cathedral. He was named the Outstanding Baylor Faculty Member for 1994 by the Baylor Student Congress, received the university administration's outstanding professor award in 1996, and was awarded the Baylor Centennial Professor designation for 2013-14. Dr. Garrett was elected to the Texas Institute of Letters in 2005. He has discussed his writing with or been covered by National Public Radio, BBC Radio, The Bob Edwards Show, CBS Radio, FOX News, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Interfaith Voices, DublinTalk Radio, msnbc.com, Vice, New Statesman, National Review, The Spectator, New York Times, L.A. Times, Globe and Mail, Men’s Health, and many other print, broadcast, and web media outlets in the US and across the globe.

Greg Garrett Videos

  • Dr. Greg Garrett, The Stories That Matter
    The stories that matter, says Dr. Greg Garrett, are those that tell how someone who gets lost finds their way home, stories in which someone...
  • Greg Garrett: UnChristian Politics, Pride

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Greg Garrett for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Greg Garrett, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Greg Garrett or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Greg Garrett?

    Booking fees for Greg Garrett, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Greg Garrett, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Greg Garrett?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Greg Garrett for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Greg Garrett for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Greg Garrett or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Greg Garrett or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Greg Garrett is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Greg Garrett for your event is available upon request. Greg Garrett generally travels from Waco, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are T.D. Jakes, Paul F. Ford, Will Vaus, Brian Koppelman and Robert Jeffress. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Greg Garrett for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Greg Garrett Speaker Videos

  • Dr. Greg Garrett, The Stories That Matter
    The stories that matter, says Dr. Greg Garrett, are those that tell how someone who gets lost finds their way home, stories in which someone sacrifices themselves for others, and stories that tell us...
    Greg Garrett: UnChristian Politics, Pride

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