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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. His primary teaching responsibilities are in British literature and the Honors Program. From from 1999 to 2015 he served as Editor of the Christian Scholar’s Review. He has previously led Summer Seminars at the Kilns in 2004, 2009, and 2019. 

His over eighty essays and reviews have appeared in Books & CultureChristianity and Literature, The Chronicle of the Oxford C. S. Lewis SocietyCSL: Bulletin of the New York C. S. Lewis SocietyChristian Scholar’s ReviewThe Journal of Inklings StudiesLiterature and Religion, MythloreSehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis JournalSEVEN: An Anglo-American Literary Review, Studies in the Literary ImaginationThe C. S. Lewis Readers’ EncyclopediaC. S. Lewis—Life, Works, and Legacy.   

He is author of C. S. Lewis, Poet:  The Legacy of His Poetic ImpulseHunting the Unicorn: A Critical Biography of Ruth Pitter, Out of My Bone: The Letters of Joy DavidmanTaking Every Thought Captive: Forty Years of the Christian Scholar’s ReviewPlain to the Inward Eye: Selected Essays on C. S. LewisThe Letters of Ruth Pitter: Silent MusicThe Collected Poems of C. S. Lewis: A Critical EditionA Naked Tree: Joy Davidman’s Love Sonnets to C. S. Lewis and Other PoemsYet One More Spring: A Critical Study of Joy Davidman, and Sudden Heaven: The Collected Poems of Ruth Pitter, A Critical Edition.  

His latest book was released in January 2023: Inkling, Soldier, Historian, and Brother: 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.