Schedule A Talk

Diana Glyer is available for lectures, retreats, seminars, and workshops. Each event is a little different, but here is some general information to help with your planning.

Sample Topics

Lewis, Tolkien, and the Inklings

  • C.S. Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien, and the Secret of Creative Collaboration
  • Lewis, Tolkien, and the Call to Community
  • Building a House of Friendship
  • Doing What the Inklings Did: Small Groups that Survive and Thrive

C. S. Lewis

  • C.S. Lewis: Spiritual Role Model? Or Some Kinda Fluke?
  • Living a Life of Love: Four Principles from C.S. Lewis
  • C. S. Lewis in Disguise: Portraits of Jack in the Fiction of his Friends
  • C. S. Lewis and the Algebra of Friendship

Teaching Writing

  • Designing Assignments that Bring Out the Best in Your Students
  • How to Coach Your Students through the Writing Process
  • Grading Student Essay: Spend Less Time, Get Better Results
  • Using Critique Groups in the Classroom
  • Reading Like You Mean It: Diving Deeper Into the Books You Already Know and Love.

Creative Writing

  • Great Critique Groups: Getting Started and Staying on Track
  • Un-finish your Rough Drafts: Ten Priorities for Effective Revision
  • J.R.R. Tolkien: Writing Advice from the “Author of the Century”
  • Five Books All Writers Should Read
  • Being an Author: Eight Myths and the True Truth.
  • What I Do When I Should Be Writing


I ask for an honorarium and all travel expenses, including meals and accommodations. The honorarium is negotiable depending on the location, event, and sponsor, but in general, I ask $1,000, plus $500 per presentation. Feel free to contact me for more information.

For more information or to schedule a talk, visit the Contact Page.

1 thought on “Schedule A Talk”

  1. Dr. Glyer,
    Would you consider speaking at a Biola University Chapel in the fall–Monday
    Dec. 2, 9:30 a.m., to be exact.
    We’re having a week focusing on Lewis (e.g. Anthony Lawton is coming in), and we’d like you to kick it off.
    Have we met? I’m not sure. Were you at the C.S. Lewis Foundation lunch Saturday at USD, honoring Dallas Willard? I was one of the speakers and am a former Foundation Trustee. (Clearly, I’m scrambling for legitimacy.) I’m the Dean of Spiritual Development here at Biola and a professor of English.
    Anyway, let me know if you’re interested and/or would like to talk further about it.
    Peace to you,
    Todd Pickett

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