2014 C.S. Lewis Summer Conference, July 21-31, 2014, Oxford & Cambridge, England
Afternoon Seminars & Workshops
CM-01 Poetry Workshop
Session One: The Word and the Words: The call to be a Christian Poet
This session will explore how our calling as redeemed Christians can underpin and inform our calling as poets, how the redemption and celebration of words and meaning relate to the way the Word became flesh, died and rose again for us.
Session Two: Informed Freedom: Liberating Disciplines
This more practical session will look at how working with classical forms like the sonnet and the villanelle can, paradoxically, set our imagination free, how as with all the virtues, discipline and apparent restriction turn out to be empowering and liberating for the writer as well as the person.
Malcolm Guite – Anglican priest, Chaplain & Fellow, Girton College, Cambridge, Guite teaches Literature and Pastoral Theology for the Cambridge Federation of Theological Colleges. He is involved with a number of projects linking theology and the arts, and has published poetry, literary criticism and theology in various journals. His books include Beholding the Glory and What Do Christians Believe? He contributed to The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis. His newest book of poetry isThe Singing Bowl. As founder of the rock band, Mystery Train, he writes lyrics and performs on guitar and vocals.