“The Chapel of the Thorn” launched at Ekphrasis

Ekphrasis: Allentown's Fellowship of Christians in the Arts

Chapel CoverOn Monday (January 5th), my edition of Charles Williams’ play The Chapel of the Thorn celebrated its official release with a nice little Book Launch Party at Ekphrasis. After enjoying fellowship and really great food (see below), we gathered to listen to a selection from Chapel, read by Betsy Gahman, Jeffrey Harvey, and Andrew Stirling MacDonald. You can watch the reading here: . I apologize for my zombie-like condition; I was (and still am) recovering from a horrific bout of ‘flu.

IMG_1399After the Chapel party, we proceeded to a regular Ekphrasis. It was short, but successful. Jeff and Alex shared fiction, Marian performed two drama audition pieces, and several members read an adaptation Besty made from Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson. Is that it, folks? I can’t remember.

Do come out and join us next time!

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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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5 Responses to “The Chapel of the Thorn” launched at Ekphrasis

  1. michaelhuggins2591 says:

    Did one of the actors just say “But rather that man be bold to sin than ruled by terror”?

    If I heard that right, that was strangely apt, in the light of this week’s events in Paris.


  2. michaelhuggins2591 says:

    I should have added that this theme seems to foreshadow the plot of “Many Dimensions.”


    • It does. And, as I (kind of) argued in my Mythmoot paper this weekend, it’s closely tied to all the novels, since they all center around a powerful object that is a spiritual catalyst.


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