The C.S. Lewis Foundation is hosting a 50th Anniversary celebration of the life and legacy of C.S. Lewis at three events in 2013 — including a June conference in San Diego, seminars this July in Oxford, and a November conference in Houston.
Attendees at the Summer Conference in San Diego (June 21-23, 2013) will join renowned speakers Peter Kreeft, Paul Ford, and James Como in what C.S. Lewis Foundation President Stanley Mattson calls, “an extraordinary three day feast of Faith, Intellect and Imagination.” In addition to speakers, there will be a variety of interactive workshops, a dramatic performance of Lewis’ The Great Divorce by actor Anthony Lawton, and a concert by singer/songwriter Steve Bell.
Nearly 50 years after his death, the popularity and cultural impact of C.S. Lewis is stronger than ever. His books are published in dozens of languages and inspire every new generation. The Chronicles of Narnia films have generated billions in ticket sales and continuous theatrical performances of his works certify to the enduring imaginative power and wonder of Lewis’ world. Just announced too, Lewis will be inducted this November into the famed “Poet’s Corner” at Westminster Abbey in London.
San Diego Event Speakers Include:
Dr. Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy at Boston College and author of more than 50 books, including Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis & Aldous Huxley,
The Shadow-Lands of C.S. Lewis: The Man Behind the Movie, Socrates Meets Jesus, and many more
Dr. Paul Ford studied for the priesthood and was formerly a Benedictine monk at St. Andrew’s Abbey, Valyermo. He was the first Roman Catholic in the doctoral program at Fuller Theological Seminary and an internationally recognized authority on the life and writings of C.S. Lewis. His award-winning book Companion to Narnia (HarperCollins) is now in its fourth edition.
Dr. James Como, Communication consultant, lecturer, writer and teacher, holds advanced degrees in medieval English literature, Public and Group Communication, and in Literature and Rhetoric. He is best known for his book C.S. Lewis at the Breakfast Table and Other Reminisces. A founding member of the New York C. S. Lewis Society, his latest book is Why I Believe Narnia: Thirty-three Essays and Reviews on the Life and Work of C. S. Lewis.
C.S. Lewis 50th Anniversary Celebration
C.S. Lewis Summer Conference (San Diego) June 21-23, 2013
Theme: Living the Legacy: The Vision, Voice, & Vocation of C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis Summer Seminars (Oxford) July 6-12 and 14-20, 2013
A One-of-a-Kind Small Group Experience in C.S. Lewis’ Home
C.S. Lewis Fall Conference (Houston) Nov. 8-10, 2013
Theme: The Forge of Friendship: Tolkien, Lewis, & the Creative Impulse