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C.S. Lewis Conference Last Call for Super Early Discount

Read MoreWriters don’t usually have a lot of dollars to spend on conferences. So why should you splurge on this workshop? Because, as I’ve written in my last few posts, the sessions given by our keynote, Cambridge professor, Malcolm Guite, is worth every British pound.

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Participating in a Community is Life’s Blood for Writers

Read More“The real heart of these C.S. Lewis Foundation events is not just the lectures and seminars, good as they are, but the sense of community and interconnection, the friendships inspired, the new projects begun. I have seen the genesis of new books, plays, poems and songs, new collaborations and scholarly projects, all happening over coffees in corridors at these conferences, or over a beer in the famous evening sessions known collectively as ‘The Bag End Cafe”. Malcolm Guite: Writers Workshop Keynote

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C.S. Lewis Houston Conference a Rare Opportunity for Writers

Read More6 Days left for super early bird deadline for the C.S. Lewis Fall Conference, November 8-10, Houston, Texas. Speaker Devin Brown wrote that in Bilbo’s “confrontation and victory over Gollum beneath the Misty Mountains in The Hobbit, Bilbo could be said to face and defeat his own strong tendency to prefer isolation over community.” Does that describe you? Too much time at the computer? Not enough quality time with other writers? Way too few moments spent in community?

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Cambridge Professor to Teach at Houston Writers Workshop

Read MoreHave you ever wished you could have sat in on a meeting of the Inklings or “read” (that’s studied in American) with Tolkien and Lewis? Malcolm is the next best thing. He “represents a living example of what members of the Inklings were during their time,” writes Lancia E. Smith in the first of three interviews with this unique man on her blog.

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Traveling with children: #1 Preparation

Read More  The world is a place of wonders and dangers. When you travel you take your children on their first steps toward discovering these wonders and, of course, you need to take steps to protect them from the dangers. “In America there are two classes of travel—first class and with children.” Robert Benchley According to the […]

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Writing a Novel Means Creating a “Secondary World”

C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien

Read MoreHumphrey Carpenter wrote in his biography on Tolkien that the author drew his lecture to a close asserting that there is no higher function for man than the ‘sub creation’ of a Secondary World such as he was already making in The Lord of the Rings.

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