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The Center for the Study of C. S. Lewis & Friends: Events

The Lewis Center promotes the integration of faith, scholarship, and the imagination as modeled by a group of British writers we identify as “C.S. Lewis and Friends.”




Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events: 2020



Events Spring and Summer 2020


Spring and Summer 2020

* Indicates Zoom virtual event

  • February 14 Friday Tea “A Reading from The Four Loves (Agape)” by C. S. Lewis (video by C. S. Lewis Doodle
  • February 21 Friday Tea “More Rare, More Raw: A Poetry Reading” by Julie L. Moore, Taylor University faculty
  • February 25 Special Event “Shrove Tuesday Pancakes” by Lewis Center
  • February 28 Friday Tea “(There are No) Minor Characters (in the Narnia Chronicles)” by Taylor University students
  • March 6 Friday Tea “Songs of Creation: The Silmarillion and The Magician’s Nephew” by Clifton Davis (improve piano) and various readers
  • *April 3 Friday Tea “Dorothy L. Sayers’s Even the Parrot and World War II” by Rachel Knight, Taylor University student
  • *April 7 Special Event “Wordsworth at 250: A Zoomed Celebration and Reading” featuring various readers
  • *April 10 Friday Tea “Good Friday Passion Reading” featuring various readers *April 17 Friday Tea “Selections from Tolkien’s The Tale of Beren and Lúthien” featuring various readers
  • *April 24 Friday Tea “Learning in Plague-Time” by Noah Huseman, Taylor University student
  • *May 1 Friday Tea “The Word in Our Words: On Faith and Writing” by Kendra Smalley, Taylor University
  • *May 8 Friday Tea “Consider the Heavens: C. S. Lewis, Psalm Culture, and Out of the Silent Planet” by Dr. Joe Ricke, Taylor University
  • *May 15 Friday Tea “Tea, Biscuits, and Memories: A Graduation Celebration” featuring Taylor University seniors
  • *May 22 Friday Tea “Lewis Center Sponsors Special Lewis Tea with Sehnsucht” featuring contributors to to Sehnsucht 2020 -- Bruce Johnson, Joel Heck, Charlie Starr, Crystal Starr, Brenton Dickieson, and Lauren Spohr.
  • *May 29 Friday Tea “Lewis & Friends 2020 Student Writing Competition Awards” featuring various student winners
  • *June 5-6 Special Event “Nolloquium 2020: Remembering the Vision, Looking Forward to the Future” featuring scholarly papers, creative presentations, and discussion by accepted participants for the postponed Colloquium 2020.
  • *June 19 Friday Tea “Prancing Poetry: Lewis & Friends Poetry Party” by various readers
  • *June 26 Friday Tea “Picturing Psyche: Visual Art and Till We Have Faces” by Emily Austin, Signum University and free-lance artist
  • *July 3 Friday Tea “Songs of Creation: Readings and Music” featuring music by Clifton Davis and readings by Dr. Joe Ricke, Taylor University
  • *July 10 Friday Tea “Soldier, Inkling, Writer: An In-Progress Report of a New Biography of Warren Lewis” by Dr. Don King, Montreat College
  • *July 17 Friday Tea “C. S. Lewis’ Advice to ‘The Gudewife’: C. S. Lewis and Gender” by Dr. Monika Hilder, Trinity Western University
  • *July 20 Taylor Talk “Centering: An Introduction to the Lewis Center” by Dr. Joe Ricke, Taylor University
  • *July 22 Taylor Talk “Narnia: Watchful Dragons, Heroic Girls, and a Disappearing Lion” by Dr. Joe Ricke, Taylor University
  • *July 24 Taylor Talk/Friday Tea “Mere Christianity and All That” by Dr. Joe Ricke, Taylor University
  • *July 31 Friday Tea “The Major and the Missionary: A Love Story” by Dr. Diana Glyer, Azusa Pacific University; read by Tracy Manning and Joe Ricke, Taylor University

Lewis Center Special Events

Lewis Center Special Events


About Events


The Center, however, is more than a museum. Or, perhaps, it is the best kind of museum, offering learners of all ages and backgrounds exciting opportunities for engagement, such as:

  • Seminar classes on the works of C. S. Lewis, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien,  and other authors;
  • Weekly “Lewis Teas” which feature refreshments, fellowship, and scholarly and creative presentations in the spirit of the Inklings;
  • Monthly “Socratic Club” lectures on intellectually stimulating topics relevant to our mission;
  • Special one-off events such as concerts, films, and visiting speakers;
  • An annual “Lewis Chapel” in the Taylor University Chapel series;
  • Scheduled tours of the Center and opportunities to view the collections, as well as other events both educational and inspirational.