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 & Culture, Christianity and Literature, The Chronicle of the Oxford C. S. Lewis Society, CSL: Bulletin of the New York C. S. Lewis Society, Christian Scholar’s Review, The Journal of Inklings Studies, Literature and Religion, Mythlore, Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, SEVEN: An Anglo-American Literary Review, Studies in the Literary Imagination, The C. S. Lewis Readers’ Encyclopedia, C. S. Lewis—Life, Works, and Legacy.
He is author of C. S. Lewis, Poet: The Legacy of His Poetic Impulse, Hunting the Unicorn: A Critical Biography of Ruth Pitter, Out of My Bone: The Letters of Joy Davidman, Taking Every Thought Captive: Forty Years of the Christian Scholar’s Review, Plain to the Inward Eye: Selected Essays on C. S. Lewis, The Letters of Ruth Pitter: Silent Music, The Collected Poems of C. S. Lewis: A Critical Edition, A Naked Tree: Joy Davidman’s Love Sonnets to C. S. Lewis and Other Poems, Yet 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.