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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.

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Introducting the C. S. Lewis Festival 2014 theme, A Quest for Meaning

This year's festival celebrates the upcoming documentary A Quest for Meaning: Myth, Imagination & Faith In the Lives & Literature of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. Says Lewis scholar Peter Schakel, "[A Quest for Meaning] does a really thorough job of examining the significance of myth in Lewis and Tolkien's thought and art in a clear, inviting, unified way. The people interviewed are insightful and articulate, and the visual images are superb. I think it's very effective in clarifying and conveying the meaningfulness of myth." We are pleased to present an advance screening of the film before its national public broadcasting premiere.

Join us for our kickoff weekend on October 24-26, 2014. Meet and talk with filmmakers Chip Duncan and David Crouse, along with writer and educators Verlyn Flieger and Peter Schakel. Duncan and Crouse will also speak at a separate lunch.

Online registration forms are now available for the Saturday Seminar and the Friday luncheon. If you would like to register for the Saturday seminar by mail, please use this form.

More information about the film is available from Crouse Entertainment Group and The Duncan Entertainment Group.

Larry Wood 2013 C. S. Lewis Sermon Available

Larry Wood delivered a sermon based on C. S. Lewis on October 13 at First Presbyterian Church Harbor Springs and has generously allowed us to post the text of his talk in our library.

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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