C.S. Lewis Has a Big Year Ahead

Posted by on April 24, 2013

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Lewis’ death and there is a lot to commemorate concerning his life and lasting legacy.  The C.S. Lewis Foundation has events in the works starting with our summer conference in San Diego.  We are also excited to continue our Summer Seminar program at the Kilns, and rooms are still available for Scholars-in-Residence at the Kilns.  In November, the Foundation will host the C.S. Lewis Fall Conference in Houston.  And last, but certainly not least, C.S. Lewis will be inducted this year into the Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey.

For more details on these exciting events read below, or check out our website for more information on the exciting year ahead for C.S. Lewis

 

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The 2013 C.S. Lewis Summer Conference in San Diego Early Bird discount is still available! This special ends tomorrow! Sign up by the 25th and you will save $25 off of the regular conference registration rate.

We invite you to join us in San Diego, from June 21 to 23, as we celebrate the inspiring life and enduring legacy of C.S. Lewis with many of the leading Lewis scholars of our time.

If you are interested in more information concerning the conference, please visit the Conference Home Page .

 

Lewis to be Honored in Poets’ Corner

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C.S. Lewis will be honored with a place in Poet’s Corner at Westminster Abbey

on November 22 of this year.  C.S. Lewis will be honored at Westminster Abbey by being included in the world famous Corner.   A memorial stone will be placed at the Corner and will be dedicated at a special service honoring Lewis on the fiftieth anniversary of his death.

Vernon White, Canon Theologian at Westminster Abbey, said: “C.S. Lewis was an extraordinarily imaginative and rigorous thinker and writer, who was able to convey the Christian faith in a way that made it both credible and attractive to a wide range of people. He has had an enduring and growing influence in our national life.”

Lewis will join such great poets as John Keats, William Blake, and T.S. Eliot, as well as other literary greats such as Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and Geoffrey Chaucer in a tradition going back almost 600 years.

Longtime friend of the Foundation, Malcolm Guite, will be a part of the ceremony honoring Lewis on the 22nd.  He will be joined by author Alister McGrath, who recently released a new biography about Lewis.

In order for the memorial to be placed, the organizers need to raise a total of £20,000. If you would like to donate to the C.S. Lewis Poets’ Corner initiative please visit the official donation page.

For more information concerning the ceremony and the events leading up to it, please check out the links below.

Lewis Poet Corner Official Website

BBC Article About the Event

Malcolm Guite’s Article about the Upcoming Event

 

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