Please join us Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24, 2009 as we explore C. S. Lewis and Friends. Leading the way on both days will be Lewis scholars Walter Hooper, estate adviser and editor of the works of C.S. Lewis; and James Como, professor of rhetoric and communications at York College of the City University of New York and co-founder of the New York C.S. Lewis Society.
Dr. Como will begin the evening on Friday with a mini-lecture on “Aristotle, C.S. Lewis, and the Virtue of Friendship,” a topic he will go into in more depth on Saturday. Mr. Hooper will follow up with some personal reflections about his own friendship with Lewis. The evening will conclude with a discussion between Hooper and Como related to the remarkable ability of Lewis to promote friendships between other people, drawing upon their more than forty-year friendship together as an example.
On Saturday, Hooper and Como will be joined by Kim Gilnett of Seattle Pacific University. Dr. Gilnett personally oversaw the restoration of Lewis’s home, the Kilns. Few know the ins and outs of the Kilns, Oxford, and surrounding areas as well he does.
To register for the Saturday Semniar, visit our registrations page.
Dr. Como will begin the morning with Part Two of "Aristotle, C. S. Lewis, and the Virtue of Friendship,” followed by a visual presentation by Mr. Gilnett entitled “Oxford and Beyond: A Geography of CSL’s Friendship.” In the first afternoon session, Mr. Hooper will take us further up and into “C. S. Lewis and Friends” by populating the geographical territory set forth by Gilnett. He will draw upon his own relationships with Lewis’s friends and his experiences from the annual “Friends of C. S. Lewis Parties” he conducted for years in Oxford. The afternoon will conclude with a Panel discussion and Q&A with Mr. Hooper, Mr. Gilnett, along with Dr. Chris Mitchell and Marjorie Lamp Mead of the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.
This seminar offers a unique opportunity to engage with Lewis’s friendships and ideas of friendship and discuss them with three Lewis scholars.
- Date: Friday, October 24, 2009
- Location: North Central Michigan College Library Conference Center
- Cost: $50, includes lunch ($30 for half-day; no lunch)
- Registration Deadline: October 19, 2009
|9:00||Registration & Welcome|
|9:30-10:30||Session 1: Aristotle, C. S. Lewis, and the Virtue of Friendship by Dr. Jim Como|
|10:45-11:45||Session 2: Oxford and Beyond: A Geography of CSL’s Friendship by Dr. Kim Gilnett|
|12:45-1:45||Session 3: C. S. Lewis and Friends by Walter Hooper|
|2:00-3:00||Panel Discussion with Dr. Como, Dr. Gilnett, and Mr. Hooper|
Book Signing with Dr. James Como
Join us on Friday, October 23 to meet Dr. James Como at his book signing at McLean & Eakin Booksellers! The signing is from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. See the flyer below for more details.