Schedule

Preliminary Program Schedule

 

 

Please note that this program schedule is subject to change. Check this page regularly for updates.

 

Thursday, November 8


Activities – for those staying at Camp Allen on Thursday night

6:00 – 7:00 Supper
7:30 Introductions
8:00 – 10:00 Optional: Sprinklings – Small groups for sharing and feedback for prose writers and poets

Optional: Fellowship for nonwriters
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Friday, November 9


EARLY ARRIVAL SESSIONS

7:30 am – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 Check in
10:00 -11:30 Sessions

  1. C.S. Lewis 101 Sessions: “A Brief Life, and Browsing the Library” – Andrew Lazo
  2. Writers Workshop Session: “Inkling Impediments: Five Challenges of Every Writer” – Melanie Stiles
  3. Writers Workshop Session: “The PDQ’s & Dos & Don’ts of Pitching” – Nan Rinella
11:30 – noon Writing Consultations
Noon – 1 pm Lunch
1:30-3:00 Sessions

  1. C.S. Lewis 101 Session: “Not Neglecting the Neglected Lewis Essays” – William O’Flaherty
  2. Writers Session: “The Craft of Writing”- Diana Glyer

RETREAT

2:00 – 6:00 Check-in for Retreat
3:00 – 3:30 Writing consultations
3:30 – 5:00 Sessions

  1. Lewis 101 Session: “Where Do I Go From Here? Key Resources for Reading Lewis” – Andrew Lazo
  2. Social Media Session: “Technology as a Friend and Not a Master” – Thomas Umstattd
  3. Writers Session: “Redeeming Rejection: Turning Pain into Pleasure”- Steve Laube
5:00 – 6:00 Guided Reflection & Prayer
Tech Session: “How Everything Has Changed and Nothing is New: An Introduction to Social Media” – Thomas Umstattd
Book signings
Writing consultations
6:00 – 7:00 Supper
7:30 Retreat Begins
Welcome – George Dehan
Opening Remarks & Prayer – J. Stanley Mattson
Opening Meditation – Doug Jackson
Whimsy – Jeff and Claire Kepple of The Kepple Band
Plenary #1: “Glorious Marriage or Great Divorce: Thy Will Be Done – Part I” – Joseph Pearce
9:00 Reception
10:00 – 11:00 Bag End Café – hosted by Andrew Lazo


Saturday, November 10


7:00 – 7:30 Morning prayers
7:30 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 Announcements
9:15 – 9:30 Meditation – Doug Jackson
9:30 – 9:40 Whimsy - Jeff and Claire Kepple of The Kepple Band
9:40 – 10:40 Plenary #2: “Wedding Gift or Divorce Settlement”Joseph Pearce
10:40 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 Hosted Groups

  1. “The Seat of Your Pants” – Diana Glyer (writing)
  2. “The Crude Monosyllable: Preaching Hell to Postmoderns”- Doug Jackson
  3. “A Beginner’s Guide to Book Groups: Five Keys to Community” – Andrew Lazo
  4. “The Successful Failure – Learning from Failure in the Life of C.S. Lewis” – William O’Flaherty
  5. “C.S. Lewis, Prayer, and the Imaginative Life” – Lancia Smith
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 Free time (Outdoor Activities)
1:00 – 2:00 Writers Session:“Ask Me Anything: A Freeflowing Discussion About Anything Related to the Publishing Industry” – Steve Laube
Tech Session: “The Art and Craft of Persuasion” – Thomas Umstattd
1:30 – 3:00 Writing consultations
2:15 – 3:15 Writers Session: “Doing What the Inklings Did” – Diana Glyer
Guided reflection and prayer
3:30-4:30 Hosted Groups

  1. “The Artist of God In Redemptive Pursuit”
    - Randall Flinn
  2. “Sermon Illustrations as Mini-Narnias: Stealing Past Snoring Dragons”- Doug Jackson
  3. “The Psychology of Sin: C.S. Lewis Wrestles with Hell” – Louis Markos
  4. “The Role of the Christian Writer in the Light of The Great Divorce” – Joseph Pearce
  5. “Image and Word: Two Sides of One Coin” – Lancia Smith

 

4:45-6:00 Panel
Moderator — William O’Flaherty
Joseph Pearce, Doug Jackson,  Diana Glyer, Louis Markos, Andrew Lazo
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:15 Presentation on the C.S. Lewis Foundation – J. Stanley Mattson
7:45 Performances – “An Evening of Song and Dance to honor His Kingdom Come” – Jeff and Claire Kepple of The Kepple Band and Dance Ad Deum
9:30 Bag End Café – Hosted by Andrew Lazo


Sunday, November 11


7:15 – 8:00 Holy Communion (Protestant/Episcopal)
7:15 – 8:00 Catholic Mass
7:30 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Plenary #3: “Glorious Marriage or Great Divorce: Thy Will Be Done – Part II” – Joseph Pearce
10:00-10:45 Break – Book Signings
10:45-11:45 Morning program & worship service
Sermon: “Choosing Heaven: A Choice You Can Watch in the Making” (Mark 12:38-44) – Doug Jackson
11:50 Free time & check out
12:15 Lunch

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