Newly released documentation about the 1961’s Nobel Prize for Literature selection process was just released. Among the revelations: that C.S. Lewis nominated his friend and fellow Inkling, J.R.R. Tolkien, for The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien’s nomination was rejected by the committee, with one of the committee members stating that Tolkien’s prose “has not in […]
The trailer for next year’s film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey just debuted. Based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s book The Hobbit, the first of the two films will be released in theatres on December 14, 2012. The second film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, will be released the following year on December 13, 2013. So […]
Our good friend Andrew Lazo is slated to speak and teach at two upcoming events in April. We encourage you to attend.
The first will be the 14th Annual C.S. Lewis and Inklings Studies Conference, held this year at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 1-2. Andrew will be giving two plenary lectures, the topics of which are yet to be announced.
The next is in Southern California on the weekend of April 29-30 He will be speaking on Friday evening, April 29 at St. Michael’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Carlsbad, CA, on the topic, “Faith & Fairy Tale: Practical Spirituality from the Chronicles of Narnia.”
He will also be giving a workshop at the church on the morning of the 30th, titled “Teaching C.S. Lewis: A Curricular Workshop.”
C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien are deservedly well known for their fiction. Tolkien’s mythology is almost unparalleled in level of detail and The Lord of the Rings set the standard for fantasy literature, while Lewis’s novels have inspired countless readers. We are very familiar with them as writers, but what about as action heroes? This […]
Note: the following blog post is a repost from our 2009 Southwest Regional Retreat Writers Workshop blog page. Click here for the main 2009 C.S. Lewis Southwest Regional Retreat page. ——————————————————————————– Please excuse the pause in this blog. I’ve been on holiday, and, of all places, to The Kilns. Yes, C.S. Lewis’s home just outside […]