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Don King — On the faculty of Montreat College since 1974, Don W. King is a Faculty Fellow and Professor of English. From from 1999 to 2015 he served as Editor of the Christian Scholar’s Review (http://www.csreview.org/). His essays and reviews have appeared in Books & Culture, Christianity and Literature, SEVEN: An Anglo-American Literary Review, Literature and Religion, The Journal of Inklings Studies, and Studies in the Literary Imagination, and he contributed articles on C. S. Lewis’ poetry to The C. S. Lewis Readers’ Encyclopedia and to C. S. Lewis—Life, Works, and Legacy. He is author of C. S. Lewis, Poet: The Legacy of His Poetic Impulse (Kent State University Press, 2001), Hunting the Unicorn: A Critical Biography of Ruth Pitter (Kent State University Press, 2008), Out of My Bone: The Letters of Joy Davidman (William B. Eerdmans, 2009), Taking Every Thought Captive: Forty Years of the Christian Scholar’s Review (Abilene Christian University Press, 2011), Plain to the Inward Eye: Selected Essays on C. S. Lewis (Abilene Christian University Press, 2013), The Letters of Ruth Pitter: Silent Music (University of Delaware Press, 2014), The Collected Poems of C. S. Lewis: A Critical Edition (Kent State University Press, 2015), A Naked Tree: Joy Davidman’s Love Sonnets to C. S. Lewis and Other Poems (William B. Eerdmans, 2015), Yet One More Spring: A Critical Study of Joy Davidman (William B. Eerdmans, 2015), and Sudden Heaven: The Collected Poems of Ruth Pitter, A Critical Edition (Kent State University Press, 2018). His current writing project is Soldier, Writer, Inkling: A Life of Warren Hamilton Lewis.
Kim Gilnett— Senior Admissions Counselor, Seattle Pacific University. His abiding passion as an Anglophile and true Lewisian has made him a highly experienced and engaging tour leader. His intense study of Lewis has afforded him the opportunity to meet a number of Lewis’s friends and scholars. He has spent over 15 summers at The Kilns, where he has been actively involved in ensuring the historical accuracy of its restoration and in the conduct of the Summer Seminars-in-Residence.
** Note: due to unforeseen circumstances, as of June 25, 2019, Rev. Earl Palmer will not be able to lead the 2019 C.S. Lewis Summer Seminars. Renowned Lewis scholar, Professor Don King will graciously be leading the seminars in his place. Thank you for understanding! Professor King has previously led the summer seminars program.