Archive for the Travels Category

Creative Conversations at Petoskey High School

This morning, I visited an English class at Petoskey High School. We talked about how Tolkien pursued his private hobby of invented languages, and how he expressed his creative world in poetry and myth. We looked at his friendship with C. S. Lewis and considered the implications […]

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Wade Center Lecture: CSL & JRRT

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, […]

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What’s Happening in Aslan’s Country

AslansCountry.com did a nice job describing the  C.S. Lewis Literary Festival, coming up this October in Petoskey, Michigan. Take a look: http://www.aslanscountry.com/2010/09/2010-c-s-lewis-festival/

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Hullabaloo

Better than Barney. More creative than Raffi. As much fun as that Peter, Paul, and Mary’s classic “Peter, Paul, and Mommy.”  Sierra and I just discovered Hullabaloo. http://www.hullabalooband.com/ As part of its summer reading program, the Glendora Public Library sponsored a folk concert during its regularly scheduled story […]

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What Do Authors Do All Day?

Last week, I was invited to give a talk in my daugher's a second grade class. The students were doing a unit on careers, and I was invited to talk about  being an author. Here are some of their questions, and my answers: How do you prepare for your career? […]

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Oxford CSL Society

    My sabatical travels have ranged far and wide. One of my best trips was a short visit to Oxford last February. While I was there, I spent most of my time at the Bodleian, studying Tolkien materials.     I also presented a paper to the […]

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Mystery & Imagination Bookshop, Glendale, California

Catching up....             Back in October, Will Vaus and I were featured speakers at a book signing at the Mystery and Imagination Bookshop in Glendale, California. Local signings can be particularly energetic, and this event was no exception. Josh Long, a Tolkien scholar and […]

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What I Do When I Should Be Writing

I participated in a panel at LOSCON called "What I Do When I Should Be Writing." The confessions included the usual: blogging, emailing, eating, shopping, channel-flipping, furniture moving. One surprise: a lot of us find that washing the dishes (really) helps when we get stuck on a […]

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David Gerrold at Loscon

  I spent the weekend at Loscon, a local science fiction convention of a thousand or so members. One of the highlights was talking with David Gerrold, author of The Martian Child, The Man Who Folded Himself, and Star Trek: The Trouble With Tribbles. I told David how […]

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