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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.

Joseph Loconte

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.

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,, 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.

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More about the Festival

Are you new to the C. S. Lewis Festival? Click on the following links to learn more about what we do.

Want more? Our library has resources including recordings and notes from past lectures and our writing curriculum for fifth grade students.

Would you like to be more involved? Check out our community section, where you can contact us, sign up for our email newsletter, or support the Festival with a donation.

Sponsors Manthei Development Corp Dave Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac Mclean & Eakin Bookselleers The Bank of northern Michigan Wally and Margy Kidd Beards Brewery Stafford's Perry Hotel Great Lakes Energy People Fund First Presbyterian Church North Central College Petoskey United Methodist Church Crouse Gaslight Media Bay View Association