To Narnia and the North!
The Northern Michigan C. S. Lewis Festival welcomes you to our annual celebration of the life and works of the man who created Narnia. Taking place during October and November in the Petoskey, Michigan area on Little Traverse Bay, events including music and theater performances, school and library programs, scholarly lectures, community discussion groups, and more.
Saturday Seminar Registration Available
Registration is now available for the Saturday Seminar, C. S. Lewis and War. Reserve your spot to hear from Joseph Loconte, David C. Downing, and Crystal Downing. Learn more about them with our speaker bios.
Luncheon with Joseph Loconte
Joseph Loconte will discuss his book, A Hobbit, A Wardrobe and A Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918 at a luncheon at Stafford's Bay View Inn on Friday, October 23 at 12:00 p.m. To register, please call the Bay View Inn at (231)347-2771.
C. S. Lewis Festival 2015 - C.S. Lewis and War
C.S. Lewis Festival, Inc.— the month-long festival that provides an enriching cultural experience for all people that explores the life and work of C. S. Lewis through collaborations by the arts, education, and faith communities.
Opening extended weekend
October 22 – October 25 2015
Joseph Loconte, PhD – Keynote Speaker
An Associate Professor of History at The King's College in New York City, where he teaches courses on Western Civilization, U.S. Foreign Policy, and International Human Rights. For 10 years he was a monthly commentator on religion and the public square for National Public Radio's All Things Considered. His other media appearances include the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and Aljazeera Television. In 2007 he co-hosted Britain and America, a weekly political program.
Author of: A Hobbit, A Wardrobe and A Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis rediscovered faith, friendship and heroism in the cataclysm of 1914-1918 available June 30, 2015. The untold story of how the First World War shaped the lives, faith, and writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis.
A printable registration form will be available soon.
Tony Campolo, speaker
Tony Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University, a former faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, and the founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education. He has written more than 35 books. He is one of the founders of the Red Letter Christian movement and blogs regularly at his website, RedLetterChristians.org, and can also be found on both Facebook and Twitter. Dr. Campolo and his wife Peggy live near Philadelphia and have two children and four grandchildren.
On Monday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m., Mr. Campolo will speak on Lewis and War at the Petoskey Middle School auditorium.
More about the Festival
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