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2004 Frances White Ewbank C.S. Lewis & Friends Colloquium

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Overview

Walter Hooper was the featured speaker on C.S. Lewis and gave two lectures. Hooper, who resides in England, worked as the private secretary to Lewis, currently works closely with the Lewis Estate, and is a recognized author and editor in the field of Lewis studies.

Barbara Reynolds was the featured speaker on Dorothy L. Sayers and spoke on Sayers' views on world affairs including a discussion of "The Just Vengeance." Reynolds also resides in England. She was a friend and biographer of Sayers, completed Sayers' translation of Dante's Paridiso, and edited a five volume of Sayers' letters.

Also coming from England were Ian Blakemore and Rachel Johnson who spoke on George MacDonald. MacDonald was a preacher, poet, novelist, and mythmaker whose work had a large influence on many people, including Lewis.

Kim Gilnet from the C. S. Lewis Foundation presented a slide show documenting the process of restoring C. S. Lewis's home, The Kilns. Chuck Chalberg presented a one man dramatic performance on the life of G. K. Chesterton. Barbara Amell, editor of "Wingfold" presented a program of original music with lyrics by George MacDonald. Other speakers included Bruce L. Edwards, Bowling Green State University (The Taste of the Pineapple : essays on C.S. Lewis as reader, critic, and imaginative writer. ed. and Great Ideas: Conversations between past and present, with Klein and Wymer.); David C. Downing, Elizabethtown College (Planets in Peril: A Critical Study of C. S. Lewis's Ransom Trilogy and The Most Reluctant Convert: Lewis's Journey to Faith); and Crystal Downing, Messiah College (The Stages of Dorothy L. Sayers, coming soon from Macmillan.)

A wide variety of books (new, used, and rare) were available for purchase from the following book sellers: Ian Blakemore, Rosley Books, was here from England and Ed Hopkins, The Inklings Bookshop, from Lynchburg, Virginia.