2010 Southwest Regional Retreat & Writers Workshop

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2010 Southwest Regional Retreat and Writers Workshop at Camp Allen

October 29-31, 2010

On June 8, 1941, C.S. Lewis preached his most famous sermon, “The Weight of Glory,” at Oxford University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, “to one of the largest congregations assembled there in modern times.”

In the sermon, Lewis describes human longing for heaven and what our eventual “glory” means for life now as well as after death.

This October, join us at the 8th annual C.S. Lewis Southwest Regional Retreat for

The Weight of Glory: Reflections on Longing and Belonging

Come to beautiful Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas, to hear plenary speakers Dr. Malcolm Guite and Dr. Louis Markos reflect on C.S. Lewis’s renowned sermon and illustrate his insights into “glory,” “longing,” and humankind’s relationship with God.

Along with the retreat, don’t miss our second annual Writers Workshop, featuring Randy Alcorn, author of over 30 books of fiction and nonfiction.  For more details on the workshop, click here.

Speakers, breakout session leaders, and artists currently include:

Dr. Malcolm Guite Rev. Randy Alcorn
Dr. Louis Markos Dr. David McKechnie
Noel Paul Stookey Ad Deum Dance Company
Andrew Lazo Frank Ball
Lael Arrington Linda McKechnie
Dave Lindstedt Steve Laube
Thomas Umstattd Matthew Boyleston

Location – Camp Allen, Navasota, Texas

Camp Allen Retreat and Conference Center is located in the beautiful “piney woods” of Navasota, Texas. It is about one hour from the Galleria area, about one and a half hours from downtown Houston, and about thirty minutes from Bryan/College Station.

Its peaceful woodland setting affords those gathered on its grounds a time apart from the bustle of everyday life and an opportunity for canoeing, horseback riding, and refreshing nature hikes over its nine hundred and sixty acres.

For directions to Camp Allen, click here.