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Soapbox: A Two-Day Course in Public Speaking With Peter Rollins and Special Guests

With the huge popularity surrounding TED talks, stand-up comedians, thoughtful podcasts and university level lectures on iTunes, the hunger for engaging, entertaining and intriguing public speaking is insatiable. More than ever there are opportunities for writers, teachers, students and leaders of various stripes to make a living from communicating ideas in captivating and compelling ways. Read More

Pyrotechniques, Sydney, NSW

Over the last twenty years Peter Rollins has been developing a project that has been called “Pyrotheology.” Influenced by the European intellectual tradition and forged in the context of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, Pyrotheology has quickly grown into a vibrant, international movement. In this intimate event, Peter will present a clear and compressive introduction Read More

Music and Word with Cam MacKellar, Sydney, NSW

An evening of music and reflections from myself and the brilliant Cam MacKellar. More information to follow.

Macquarie University, Sydney NSW

I’ll be giving a lecture at Macquarie University. More information to follow

Holy Ghosts, Hobart, Tas

Join Peter Rollins, Cam MacKellar, and the participants in Bar(r)ed Subjects for an evening of parables, music and discussion exploring what it means to be spooked; to live a life in communion with our ghosts.Peter Rollins is a provocative writer, philosopher, storyteller and public speaker who has gained an international reputation for overturning traditional notions Read More

Dangerous Conversations, Newcastle, NSW

I’ll be taking part in a series of public meetings in Newcastle focussing on the theme “Dangerous Conversations”. Through shared meals, talks, poetry, music, and interactive dialog, the event will aim to disrupt and challenge, but also create interpersonal connections – even community – that lasts beyond the event. Activist Joel McKerrow and musician Heatherlyn will be Read More

Subverting the Norm, Drury University, MO

Subverting the Norm is a three-day event that brings together pastors, theologians, philosophers, church practitioners, researchers in religion and all those interested in exploring the relationship between postmodern theologies and church practice. Some of the questions that will be considered at the third Subverting the Norm include: – Is postmodern theology and religious practice insufficiently political, at Read More

Dis-Courses: The Theory and Technology of Pyrotheology, Los Angeles, CA

Over the last twenty years I’ve been developing a project called “Pyrotheology.” Influenced by the European intellectual tradition and forged in the context of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, this project has been gradually maturing into a vibrant, international movement. In this intimate event, I will present a clear and compressive introduction to the theory and Read More

EMW Lectures, Gainesville, GA

I’ll be giving a series of lectures exploring the theory and practice of Pyrotheology. More information to follow.

Wake: A Boutique Festival Curated by Peter Rollins

This will be the fourth year of Peter Rollins’ boutique Belfast festival. Taking place in venues throughout the cultural heart of the city, the festival brings together 50 people from all over the world and offers them a rich blend of ideas, music, film, art, alcohol and conversation. Set in Peter’s hometown this is an Read More

Lakeside Chautauqua, Lakeside, OH

In 2016 I’ll be spending a week at the historic Lakeside Chautauqua resort. For more than 140 years, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to the Lake Erie shore to take part in a summer Chautauqua experience dedicated to challenging the mind, body and spirit.