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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.

Celebrating C. S. Lewis and his 50 Year Legacy

Our theme for the 2013 C. S. Lewis Festival is "Celebrating C. S. Lewis and his 50 Year Legacy." Please take a look at the schedule, and don't forget to download the poster. For a handy, downloadable reference, check out the flyer.

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2013 Speaker Philip Yancey

Mark your calendar for October 25, 2013 when best-selling author Philip Yancey will deliver our keynote address at the Manthei Speaker Series. Yancey is the author of several bestselling Christian books including Where is God When it Hurts, What's So Amazing About Grace, and The Jesus I Never Knew.

Yancey is also speaking at our Saturday Seminar with Wayne Martindale and Tom Arthur. Advanced registration is required, so register now.

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