Not all Inklings who wander are on Twitter

jrrt cell…but five of them are! Inspired by success of Williams and Lewis’s Christmas road trip (when CW was drunk-texting), the Inklings are about to go on a walk together and live-tweet their conversations!

Many members of the Inklings–C. S. Lewis, Warnie Lewis, Hugo Dyson, J. R. R. Tolkien, Neville Coghill, and others–were wont to go on very long walks through the countryside, days and days at a time, staying at inns, eating and drinking at pubs, talking endlessly about theology, literature, and whatever else took their fancy.

On March 15th, at 8:00 pm EST, the ghosts of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, and Hugo Dyson are going to come out of their graves, grab smartphones, go for a long walk in an imagined landscape, and tweet all about what they see, say, and do.You should join us!

So head over to twitter at that time and check out the hashtag #InkWalk. Be sure to follow these revivified Inklings for intelligent twittering at any time:
C. S. Lewis: @PilgrimInNarnia
J. R. R. Tolkien: @TolkienElfland
Charles Williams: @OddestInkling
Owen Barfield: @BarfieldDiction
Hugo Dyson: @hugo_dyson

Five intrepid bloggers will be tweeting quotes and paraphrases from the Inklings’ works, along with a little creative license, as they go “walking” together and talking about their favorite topics. Do join us on the Ides of March!

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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9 Responses to Not all Inklings who wander are on Twitter

  1. Bruce Charlton says:

    I don’t have Twitter, but I will certainly look at his in retrospect since I was very amused by the last road trip!

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  2. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    Re. “grab smartphones […] and tweet all about what they see, say, and do”, could one extrapolate from the use of the telephone in All Hallows’ Eve how that might work? Or should we think along the lines of time-travel in The Notion Club Papers?

    Your reference to “quotes and paraphrases from the Inklings’ works, along with a little creative license” makes me think it may prove a grand variation on the late Humphrey Carpenter’s splendid chapter in The Inklings (1978) – which he permitted us to do as a dramatic reading at the Oxford Lewis Soc: best wishes for it!


  3. Reblogged this on A Pilgrim in Narnia and commented:
    Very pleased to be part of this next week!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. This looks like so much fun! Does the Barfield writer/tweeter have a blog I could check out in advance?


  5. This is very cool! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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