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C. S. Lewis Academy

We are pleased to announce the first annual C. S. Lewis Academy! In collaboration with North Central Michigan College, we will offer two courses, running from July 27 to July 30, 2009. Our theme this year is “The Podium and the Pen: C. S. Lewis as Debater and Narrator.” Educators can earn SB-CEUs for their participation. Whether you are a teacher by profession or you just love to learn, don’t miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and improve your skills!

C. S. Lewis, Part I: The Socratic Club

Monday through Thursday, July 27-30, 2009
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Bay View Campus, Voorhies Hall

The Socratic Club was a place where Christian and non-Christian could intellectually lock horns in an atmosphere that was fearless and unyielding in argumentation, yet ruled by honesty and civility. During four days of lectures, Dr. Christopher Mitchell of Wheaton College will examine this unique and influential mid-century enterprise and its relevance for today.

About the Instructor

Dr. Chris Mitchell, Instructor

Dr. Christopher Mitchell is Director of the Marion E. Wade Center, Marion E. Wade Professor of Christian Thought, and Associate Professor of Theological Studies at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. He serves as Editorial Consultant for Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review, a journal published annually by the Wade Center on its authors. Prior to coming to Wheaton College, he served as a missionary in Haiti and India, and as a pastor at Bethany Chapel in Wheaton. Mitchell recieved his M.A. from Wheaton College, and a Ph.D. from the university of St. Andrews, Scotland. He has published extensively and is an internationally recognized expert on C. S. Lewis, consultant, lecturer, and presenter.

Register for Part I

To earn 0.4 SB-CEUs for C. S. Lewis, Part I: The Socratic Club, you must register by July 17, 2009. To register, print the form, fill it out completely and send it, along with the registration fee, to:

C. S. Lewis Festival, Inc.
PO Box 2026
Petoskey, MI 49770

The registration fee is $25.

If you do not want to earn SB-CEU credit for Part I, you can simply attend the lecture without registering.
CEU Registration Form for Part I

C. S. Lewis, Part II: Writing Workshop

Monday through Thursday, July 27-30, 2009
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
North Central Michigan College, Building SCRC, Room 535

Participants will create and discuss a short piece of their own writing in the spirit of C. S. Lewis over a period of four days. Discussions will include the stages of the writing process, helpful methods for group critique, and genres such as letter, poem, short story, satire, and fairy tale. Even if you don’t think of yourself as a great writer, this is a great opportunity to stretch your writing skills and to experience the interior landscape of Lewis’ imagination.

About the Instructor

Sarah Arthur, Instructor

Sarah Arthur is a consultant to the C. S. Lewis Festival and the award-winning author of six books, including Walking Through the Wardrobe: A Devotional Quest into The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Tyndale, 2005). Together with Dr. Suzanne Rosenthal Shumway of North Central Michigan College, Sarah is the co-creator of the C. S. Lewis Writing Workshop, a free resource for grades 5-10 provided online by the C. S. Lewis Festival.

Register for Part II

Space in this workshop is limited, so register soon! The cost to participate is $50. The registration deadline is July 17, 2009. Please print and fill out the appropriate form. Send the completed form, along with payment, to:

C. S. Lewis Festival
PO Box 2026
Petoskey, MI 49770

If you would like to participate and do not need SB-CEUs, please use the form below.
Non-CEU Registration Form for Part II
If you would like to take this course for 0.8 SB-CEUs, please use the form below.
CEU Registration Form for Part II

C. S. Lewis Academy Vision

As an outgrowth of the C. S. Lewis Festival, the ultimate goal of the Academy is to create a series of academic activities on the campus of North Central Michigan College, during the summer months, which focuses on serving the academic needs of educational professionals, as well as the general community, to learn and appreciate the values incorporated within the writings of C. S. Lewis (respect, tolerance, faith, and spirituality).