The Chapel of the Thorn has been published! I received my author copies via UPS yesterday. That was a happy moment. 2 1/2 years of work, now looking lovely in my hands. And you can hold it in your hands, too! Here’s a link for pre-ordering it on Amazon.
Or come to my Book Release Party! The invitation is on the right –>
Monday, Jan 5th, 5:00 pm
at Living Hope Church
330 Schantz Road
There will be a Dramatic Reading of selections from the play.
Copies of The Chapel of the Thorn will be for sale for $16.95.
After the party, you are welcome to stay for a meeting of Ekphrasis: Fellowship of Christians in the Arts.
Leave me a comment here or call/text 484.866.2147 for more information.
About Sørina Higgins
Sørina Higgins is Editor-in-Chief of the Signum University Press. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Baylor University. Dr. Higgins is currently co-editing a volume on the ethical turn in speculative fiction with Dr. Brenton Dickieson and previously edited an academic essay collection entitled The Inklings and King Arthur. She is also the author of the blog The Oddest Inkling, devoted to a systematic study of Charles Williams’ works.
As a creative writer, Sørina has a volume of short stories, A Handful of Hazelnuts, forthcoming from Signum’s own press. Outside of academia, Sørina enjoys practicing yoga, playing with her cats, cooking, baking, podcasting, gardening, dancing, and ranting about the state of the world.
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Congratulations, Sørina. To hold in your hands a finished piece of work that you have long labored over is quite a satisfaction. I’ll be adding a copy to my library. Many happy reviews.
Thank you, Tom! I’m delighted to know you’ll own a copy. That makes me smile.
(I am preparing an introduction to Williams for a Christian Classics Study Group and, in thinking to mention it, was wondering when I could suggest it might be available…)
Great, David! I hope you enjoy seeing your essay in print again, too.
Yes, indeed (and thanks, again)! I’m still a bit bewildered that (for all practical purposes) nobody seems to have picked up on Williams’s second major work, after my intro, until you tackled it in the most thorough, satisfying, and useful way (including a trial performance-reading!). But, when I think of all the Inklings – and even Williams – scholarship I have not managed to keep up with, perhaps it’s not so very strange – and obviously, accessibility was a big factor – anybody who might want to double-check what I said, or discuss further, would have had to go to the Wade and devote some time to it, there – or to incur the great effort (including expense) of obtaining a copy. Grevel Lindop’s new book is an obvious exception, but since he’s been tackling everything together, and not taken time out to publish on The Chapel separately, his thoughts on it have remained ‘pending’ where a wider readership is concerned. It is great to have it so readily – and, as academic publishing goes, inexpensively – available, and Grevel’s book will only add to encouraging future attention, while its readers will benefit from being able to go on from his account to seeing for themselves. Great days! – however much, or little, more is now published about it specifically in the immediate future.
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