Pacific Inklings Festival

The Southern California C.S. Lewis Society Presents:

The Pacific Inklings Festival
and General Meeting

Saturday, March 9th, 9:00am–3:00pm
Heath Building 100 & The Great Commission Hall
Vanguard University
55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA

Featured Speaker:
Sørina Higgins
Editor of The Inklings and King Arthur
Keynote Address: “The Inklings Among Other Arthurs”

Other speakers will explore the Inklings
Merchants of Rare & Exotic Wares will be present 

$5 Admission at the door
Free with student ID
Cosplay is encouraged!

PIF poster

Call For Papers:

In addition to a keynote speech, awards presentations, cosplay, vendors, and festive fellowship, the Pacific Inklings Festival would like to offer its attendees a few select talks by noteworthy Inklings scholars. Therefore, we invite submission of proposals for 5-page papers on the following topics. Please bear in mind that the selection process will be rigorous, as only a few papers will be chosen.

Suggested topics:

  • The Inklings Among Other Moderns: How were Lewis, Tolkien, Williams, Barfield et al engaged in literary dialogue with their “modernist” contemporaries?
  • Bright Drops of Spilled Religion: The Inklings and Romanticism. In what ways did these writers reinvent Romanticism for their own age?
  • Inklings in the Digital Age. How are the works of these writers continuing to survive and thrive as they are adapted into the age of the internet, VR, video games, film franchises, and choose-your-own-adventure TV series?

Please send your proposal to by Feb. 14th, 2019.

Invitation to Vendors:

If you would like to sell your Inklings-related books, art, music, merchandise, etc., at the Pacific Inklings Festival, please contact to make arrangements.





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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3 Responses to Pacific Inklings Festival

  1. Mark Allen Sommer says:

    Looks like a great conference. Wish I could be there.


    • David Llewellyn Dodds says:

      I’ll second that! And, what interesting topic suggestions!

      I’m learning from some Young People about the world of Computer Gaming, where there’s lots (fantasy) Mediaeval, and I’m not sure whether more Lovecraftian or Tolkienesque, but not, so far as I know, much Lewisian, Barfieldian, or Williamsian – yet…

      But ‘The Inklings and Romanticism’ really looks attractive! Maybe some contributors would also like to consider submitting something to my friend, Fr. Anthony Chadwick’s, newly-re-purposed ‘Blue Flower’ blog:

      Meanwhile, this is now available online, though even nearly three pages was not enough to try to do it justice…:

      Best wishes to you and all for and at the Conference!


  2. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    How did it go? (And, where else can we read more about that?)


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