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Upcoming Events

PostPosted: 28 Jan 2007, 11:41
by john
Every now and then, I am emailed requests to post events on my site. I will now be listing them here.

This thread is for announcements only and is set as read-only.

Conference: C. S. Lewis - The Man and His Work

PostPosted: 28 Jan 2007, 11:46
by john
C. S. Lewis - The Man and His Work
A 21st Century Legacy

What is it?
This conference will explore the relevancy of the Lewis legacy for the 21st Century. Do not miss a chance to hear top Lewis scholars at one of the premier conferences of its kind in 2007.

When is it?
Oct. 26-27, 2007. Click here for a complete schedule.

Where is it?
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA. Click here for directions.

Who can come?
Literary, theological and biblical scholars alike are invited to attend this conference.

Who will speak?
Featured speakers include Walter Hooper, Lewis literary executor and editor; Bruce Edwards, editor of C.S. Lewis: Life, Work, Legacy; and James Como, author of Remembering C.S. Lewis and Branches to Heaven. In addition to the plenary speakers, papers in three broad areas will be presented: Lewis and apologetics, Lewis and literature, and Lewis and culture.

How much?

What are the accommodations?
Reduced rates are available for the conference at Hampton Inn (919) 554-0222, Sleep Inn (919) 556-4007, and Holiday Inn Express (919) 570-5550 in Wake Forest, N.C. Click here for more information.

For more information:

C.S. Lewis Society of Frederick (MD)

PostPosted: 09 Mar 2007, 00:09
by john
Monday, May 21, 2007

The C.S. Lewis Society of Frederick (MD) will be hosting guest lecturer Kevin Offner. Kevin (see bio and more information at our website – will be presenting Evangelicals and Roman Catholics: Christian Unity via C.S. Lewis? For more information please see website or contact FrederickLewisSociety [at]

Narnia Convention for 2008

PostPosted: 31 May 2007, 02:33
by john
From Carl Kaspick:

We have been in contact with Doug Gresham about holding a Narnia Convention next summer in Southern California. To be precise at Biola University. Mr. Gresham is very much in favor of having one.

We are proceeding to get permission for the convention from Disney, Walden Media and the C. S. Lewis Co. The convention tentatively to be held near the end of June 2008 if we can put it all together. If we get approval, then we hope to have several of the case and crew there as well. We have given letters to most of them and several have indicated in at least a positive light depending upon their own schedules.

We have numerous events planned for all ages. We were hoping that your group might be willing to participate with us in the endeavor. Our desire is to promote LWW, Prince Caspian and then Voyage of the Dawn Treader as well. Not only the films will be promoted but all of C.S. Lewis' works as well. It is our desire to make this convention one in which people from all ages will desire to attend, hopefully many families will decide to take their vacations at this time and not only come to the weekend convention but take in other places in Southern California as well.

If you are interested or are willing to at least let your membership know about this event if it gets the final approval, we would appreciate it. You are also invited to have a table, free of charge to promote your Narnia site and items you carry in your store that are Narnia related.

There will be an admissions fee for all those attending to cover costs only. The amount to be determined later. Details of the event will be forthcoming if you desire to attend and us getting permission from the three organizations involved. Biola University has already indicated their desire to host the event. We have also sent out other letters and emails to a couple of other Narnia Fan clubs/forums asking them what we are asking you. We feel that the more backing we have, the greater the chances are of pulling this convention off.

Families will only be about 15 minutes from Disneyland, 30 minutes to Knotts Berry Farm, and 1 hour to San Diego Wild Animal Park/Zoo and Sea World. A great vacation area. Please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you.

Rev. Carl Kaspick
Committee Chairman
(209) 742-4542

Nation-wide C.S. Lewis Summer Conference in San Diego

PostPosted: 15 Jun 2007, 21:33
by john
June 28-July 1, 2007.
Nation-wide C.S. Lewis Summer Conference in San Diego – “Finding the Way: C.S. Lewis as Pilgrim Guide in a Pluralistic Age” – Join Christians of every communion and leading C.S. Lewis scholars to discern what it means to be faithful to Christ in a world of increasing religious and philosophical diversity. How can the Christian scholar and artist lead our post-modern culture toward cultural renewal? As Christians, we must understand & live with people of other beliefs while holding fast to what we know to be true.

Speakers include Lewis scholars/authors: John Mark Reynolds, Armand Nicholi, Jr., Paul Ford, Malcolm Guite, Diana Glyer, Vishal Mangalwadi. Enjoy a full program of teaching, worship and performance, and a Young Narnian Children’s Track exploring PRINCE CASPIAN!

Performances: Ken Medema, Lamb’s Players Theatre, and the film, “DREAMER OF NARNIA”
Small group sessions explore C.S. Lewis on topics like prayer, discerning God's will, the importance of community.

Plus, informal evenings at BAG END CAFÉ: come share poems, stories, and pass around the guitar with new friends!

Info and Registration at ... index.html

A Year in Narnia

PostPosted: 11 Jul 2008, 06:00
by john
The C.S. Lewis Society of Frederick will be kicking off "A Year in Narnia" with a lecture from Dr. David Downing of Elizabethtown College titled - "Consider the Source: Creative Synthesis in the Narnia Chronicles." The lecture will take place at 1pm on Saturday, September 6. 2008 in the Community Room of the C. Burr Artz Public Library in Frederick. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Contact Info:

Re: Upcoming Events

PostPosted: 05 Aug 2009, 19:19
by Sven
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The producer of the widely popular "Narnia" films is joining forces with the author of "The Shack" - a modern day classic and New York Times bestseller with more than seven million copies in print - to celebrate the life and legacy of legendary Christian apologist and beloved author C.S. Lewis.

"The Chronicles of C.S. Lewis Conference," which will be held Aug. 14-15 at Northland, A Church Distributed, Longwood, Fla., will give unique insights into the mind of C.S. Lewis that won't be found anywhere else.

The conference will feature William Paul Young, a longtime C.S. Lewis devotee and author of the runaway bestseller "The Shack." Just as C.S. Lewis' books have helped people to explore tough questions that often keep them from faith in God, Young's book has helped readers worldwide to reconcile their view of God with human suffering.

"I am thrilled to be speaking at this conference," Young says. "The works and amazing life of C.S. Lewis have deeply shaped my life and my thinking."

The host of the conference, Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis, is an accomplished author and co-producer and consultant for the Narnia films, including "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and "Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia." He is presently working on the next installment in the film series, "Voyage of the Dawn Treader," due in 2010.

Gresham will talk about how Lewis has influenced his life, both through his writings and as an adopted member of Lewis' family.

Born in New York City, the son of writers William Lindsay Gresham and Joy Davidman, Gresham moved to England with his mother and his brother in 1952 after his parents divorced. Joy had become friends with C.S. Lewis through correspondence, and the friendship blossomed, eventually leading to marriage in 1956.

After Gresham's mother lost her battle with cancer in 1960, Lewis - who had adopted Douglas and his brother in 1956 - continued to raise them. When Lewis died, his estate, including the rights to the popular "Chronicles of Narnia" series, went to his stepsons.

Mike Fernandez, director of the conference, says attendees will leave with a new and deeper appreciation for Lewis' works.

"You can read about C.S. Lewis, but it's another thing to know him personally," he explains. "You'll get to hear from someone who was actually close to the man. Douglas Gresham has insights that nobody else would."

The two-day conference will feature music, drama and personal stories that reflect the work of C.S. Lewis, including a concert by gospel recording artist Sara Groves and a one-man adaptation by Tony Lawton of Lewis' groundbreaking novel "The Great Divorce."

For more information or interviews regarding the conference, contact Mike Fernandez at 407-937-1753 or To register, click on the "Events" tab at Advanced registration is $38, or $45 the day of the conference. Student and group rates are also available.

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C.S. Lewis Society of Frederick Fall Lecture

PostPosted: 29 Sep 2009, 15:46
by john
C.S. Lewis Society of Frederick Fall Lecture

Guest Lecturer Kevin Offner will present "Why American Culture is Incapable of Ever Producing a C.S. Lewis".

This lecture will take place at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Downtown Frederick on Monday, October 26th at 7pm.

For more information - or email FrederickLewisSociety [at]

C.S. Lewis Society of Frederick Spring Lecture

PostPosted: 15 Apr 2010, 17:05
by john
(submitted by CKinna)

C.S. Lewis Society of Frederick Spring Lecture

Join us on Monday, May 24th at 7pm for our Spring Lecture.

Guest lecturer Kevin Offner will be presenting “Why American Culture is Incapable of Ever Producing a C.S. Lewis”. This lecture will take place at the C. Burr Artz Library in the Community Room.

For more information contact us at FrederickLewisSociety [at ] or visit our blog at

*The Frederick County Public Library does not promote or endorse the views of the program sponsors or presenters.

Re: Upcoming Events

PostPosted: 07 Aug 2010, 13:57
by john
Join the C.S. Lewis Society of Frederick (Maryland) on Monday, September 27th for their Fall Lecture and Book Signing. Author Will Vaus will be speaking on and signing his new book The Hidden Story of Narnia at All Saints' Episcopal Church, Frederick, MD. The lecture begins at 7pm, is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. For more information please contact