Lewis & Tolkien

Early Bird Deadline for a Conference to Delight Writers

Read MoreYou will experience all in this feast for the senses. Faith will dance before your eyes as you watch the Au Deum Dancers. Your ears will drink in the magic of Malcolm’s singing. You will feel the touch of the Spirit as he moves among you. You will savor the fragrance of true worship and fellowship. And you will taste of the promise to come as we experience a little bit of heaven here on earth.

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C.S. Lewis Conference Last Call for Super Early Discount

Read MoreWriters don’t usually have a lot of dollars to spend on conferences. So why should you splurge on this workshop? Because, as I’ve written in my last few posts, the sessions given by our keynote, Cambridge professor, Malcolm Guite, is worth every British pound.

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Participating in a Community is Life’s Blood for Writers

Read More“The real heart of these C.S. Lewis Foundation events is not just the lectures and seminars, good as they are, but the sense of community and interconnection, the friendships inspired, the new projects begun. I have seen the genesis of new books, plays, poems and songs, new collaborations and scholarly projects, all happening over coffees in corridors at these conferences, or over a beer in the famous evening sessions known collectively as ‘The Bag End Cafe”. Malcolm Guite: Writers Workshop Keynote

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Cambridge Professor to Teach at Houston Writers Workshop

Read MoreHave you ever wished you could have sat in on a meeting of the Inklings or “read” (that’s studied in American) with Tolkien and Lewis? Malcolm is the next best thing. He “represents a living example of what members of the Inklings were during their time,” writes Lancia E. Smith in the first of three interviews with this unique man on her blog.

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Writing a Novel Means Creating a “Secondary World”

C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien

Read MoreHumphrey Carpenter wrote in his biography on Tolkien that the author drew his lecture to a close asserting that there is no higher function for man than the ‘sub creation’ of a Secondary World such as he was already making in The Lord of the Rings.

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Picking Yourself Up From Disappointment

Read MoreDiana Pavlac Glyer writes in The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community, that Lewis believed that “God is responsible for the fact that disappointment occurs ‘on the threshold of every human endeavour.’ He observes, ‘In every department of life it marks the transition from dreaming aspiration to laborious doing.’”

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