PROVO — Terryl Givens, professor of literature and religion at the University of Richmond, will speak today at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center for a Brigham Young University campus forum. The topic of his forum will be "Lightning out of Heaven: Joseph Smith and the Forging of Community."
His address is part of BYU's ongoing celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Givens is a professor of literature and religion and the James A. Bostwick chair of English at the University of Richmond in Virginia, where he was named "Distinguished Educator of the Year."
Live broadcasts are available on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYU-Television, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Radio and byubroadcasting.org, as well as on campus in the Joseph Smith Auditorium and the Varsity Theater in the Wilkinson Student Center.