“Gift is the principle on which the CREATOR has based human existence; it is the most pervasive, even if little noticed, reality of our lives. We have life itself by others’ gift of procreation, pregnancy, and childbirth. We are sustained in life by the good things of nature and by the labor, generosity, and society
File 770 is the one essential website for science fiction fans; Mike Glyer is one of the finest writers I have ever known. I am honored to see this coverage of BANDERSNATCH. Take a look: Diana Glyer’s New Inklings Book Posted on September 5, 2015 Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of
My friend Laura K. Simmons is on pilgrimage, walking the Camino deSantiago. She shares these thoughts for daily pilgrimage, adapted from A Village to Village Guide to Hiking the Camino de Santiago by Dintaman & Landis. Pilgrimage themes according to Dintaman & Landis: “Pilgrimage moves. Pilgrims are not static, but active and dynamic. The pilgrim journey by definition
Have you ever been part of a writing group that gave vague, sloppy, useless advice? Or a group that was so negative you felt your motivation deflating like an old balloon? In my classes, I have students meet in groups of three, four, or five to read short papers out loud and give each other feedback.
I’m delighted that Doug Jackson discovered The Company They Keep and took time to review it in his blog: http://awineskininthesmoke.blogspot.com/ Jackson summarizes the book this way: “Diana Glyer’s The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community argues, in the face of almost unanimous scholarly opinion, that the
Wheaton College and the good folks at the Wade Center do a *GREAT* job of introducing speakers. This press release comes from their website: October 20, 2010 Author Diana Glyer to Speak at the Wade Center on “C.S. Lewis’s Fingerprints on the Map of Middle-Earth” Author Diana Pavlac Glyer, presents a lecture titled “C.S. Lewis’s
I received this heartening note from my friend David Bratman: I am reading a small book called Shakespeare’s Modern Collaborators by Lukas Erne (London: Continuum, 2008), and found this gratifying, and rather familiar-sounding, statement in the Introduction (p. 1): “Shakespeare’s play texts as they reach us are the result of collaboration. What this emphasis on collaboration entails is
I’m a Phil Keaggy fan from way back. I can’t find my tee shirt from the “Love Broke Thru” tour, but I sure remember sitting in the third row on the left side in that concert, feeling awed by the music and amazed that anyone could coax a guitar to sing like that. Since those