Dr. Joseph Loconte, Professor of History at Kings College in New York, gave a masterful talk at the 2014 Oxbridge Conference. He scampered through dozens of references to the heroic ideal expressed in the works of Lewis and Tolkien. You can purchase as copy of his talk here: http://www.cslewis.org/product/plenary-joseph-loconte-reclaiming-virtue-ashes-great-war/ It’s an impressive lecture. But he
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
In my lecture this weekend, I’ll talk about Tolkien’s poem “The Tale of Tinuviel.” Here is a link to a recording of Tolkien reading that incomparable poem. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhDgJwcJcVk&feature=related “The leaves were long, the grass was green, The hemlock-umbels tall and fair, And in the glade a light was seen Of stars in shadow shimmering. Tinuviel
From the news page of The Marion E. Wade Center Talk by Dr. Diana Glyer at the Wade Center: “C.S. Lewis’s Fingerprints on the Map of Middle-earth” Wednesday, October 20, 4:00 p.m. Diana Pavlac Glyer, Ph.D. will present a talk based on her investigation of collaboration among the Inklings at the Marion E. Wade Center.
Sometimes “inspiring creative connections” is nothing more than sharing the way that something very small and particular can light up your day. Here ya go: Blog: Jeri’s Organizing & Decluttering News Post: The Little Things: Colorful Staples Link: http://jdorganizer.blogspot.com/2010/09/little-things-colorful-staples.html
My church asked me to write and record a short video giving some thoughts on Genesis One. Here is the text of my talk: Genesis 1 for Glenkirk Church August 2010 When I look at the first few chapters of Genesis, I like to pretend that I am Steven Spielberg, I like to think about
This November, Jim Miller and I will be working together to present a series of talks about C. S. Lewis and Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Save the dates: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, and 11/23. Details will follow.
At the recent Mythcon in Dallas, I gave a talk called “Doing What the Inklings Did: Practical Advice for Writing Groups.” I talked about different kinds of writing groups (critique groups, mentoring groups, network groups, fellowship groups, prayer groups) that can be of benefit to creative people, and I talked about the nuts and bolts
I’ve been working with Lulu.com for several months now, and in general, I am pretty happy with their work. They are fast, affordable, and flexible. I ran into a snag, though, with print quality. About 500 copies of Clay in the Potter’s Hands have been ordered. Most orders have been just fine. One order of