ANNOUNCEMENT: C.S. Lewis and Friends Colloquium with special theme of FRIENDSHIP

taylor-inklings-forever-lewis-and-friendsHere’s an announcement for the conference at which I’ll give a keynote address in June. Hope you can come! Spread the word.

ANNOUNCEMENT: C.S. Lewis and Friends Colloquium with special theme of FRIENDSHIP

JOIN US at The Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends at Taylor University for our 10th Ewbank Colloquium, June 2-5, 2016.

We are excited to announce that our keynote speakers for 2016 include Dr. Diana Glyer, Colin Duriez, and Sørina Higgins.

The Colloquium will honor two important friendships. Taylor University professor Dr. David Neuhouser, who established the colloquium in 1997, and Dr. Ed Brown, whose collection of books and manuscripts became the heart of the Center, both passed away in 2015. Also we will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the first meeting of Lewis and Tolkien, without which…well, who wants to imagine a world without that friendship?

Therefore, the Colloquium will have a special theme: Friendship. Paper proposals are invited on the conference theme, as well as any subject related to Lewis and friends (broadly defined).

Please visit our website at to find information on the call for papers, the student essay contest and registration. This year we invite submissions of creative work—poetry, fiction, essay, drama, film, visual art, musical composition, etc.—that responds to or is influenced by the Lewis Circle.

Make your plans now to join us!

Please direct questions to Dr. Joe Ricke, Program Director, by email at or to Lisa Ritchie, Program Coordinator, by email at

Please visit and “Like” the Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends on Facebook.


About Sørina Higgins

Sørina Higgins is a PhD student in English and Presidential Scholar at Baylor University. She also serves as Chair of the Language and Literature Department at Signum University, online. Her latest publication is an academic essay collection on "The Inklings and King Arthur" (Apocryphile Press, December 2017). Her interests include British Modernism, the Inklings, Arthuriana, theatre, and magic. She holds an M.A. from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. Sørina blogs about British poet Charles Williams at The Oddest Inkling, wrote the introduction to a new edition of Williams’s "Taliessin through Logres" (Apocryphile, 2016), and edited Williams’s "The Chapel of the Thorn" (Apocryphile, 2014). As a creative writer, Sørina has published two books of poetry, "The Significance of Swans" (2007) and "Caduceus" (2012).
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2 Responses to ANNOUNCEMENT: C.S. Lewis and Friends Colloquium with special theme of FRIENDSHIP

  1. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    The further I read (in belatedly catching up with) John Garth’s two fascinating Tolkien books, the more generally interesting a subject this sounds! (Having recently gone to a Christian Classics Study Group session on St. Aelred of Rievaulx’s ‘On Spiritual Friendship’ helps, too!) It would be fun to be there (which, however, looks impossible, alas)!


  2. Reblogged this on A Pilgrim in Narnia and commented:
    I am very much hoping to return to this great conference this year and present a bit of my work. Are you going?


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