If you're going to be in Upland, IN from June 1st through 4th this year, you might consider attending the Frances White Ewbank Colloquium on C.S. Lewis & Friends. The event, held at Taylor University, will feature addresses, panels, dramatic presentations, and presumably a great deal of sitting. The line-up looks excellent, though the George MacDonald reenactment and the panel on the mystery literature of G.K. Chesterton and Dorothy L. Sayers seem to be particularly promising.
There is also a student essay competition, wherein papers on topics relating to the Colloquium's focus will be judged by Joseph Pearce. The winner, it is said, will receive $100, as well as free registration to the Colloquium, and free room and board. I'd enter myself if I weren't already planning to go to the Chesterton Conference later that month, but there's nothing to say that some other lucky punk could do it. Try!
So, if you have an interest in C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, George MacDonald, G.K. Chesterton, etc., this could be a nice way to kick off the summer. You can read all about the event here.
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