Lewis fondly remarked, “When one has read a book, I think there is nothing so nice as discussing it with some one else – even though it sometimes produces rather fierce arguments.” The C.S. Lewis Readers Track celebrates just that kind of community which arises from reflective reading and good talk.
In the spirit of the Inklings, readers from a wide range of experience and familiarity with Lewis’s works meet together to delve deeper into the concepts that Lewis so clearly presents. Led by experienced Lewis teachers, the Readers Track sparks all kinds of productive, intriguing, and inspiring discussion.
In doing so, the Readers Track offers three distinct advantages: the chance to learn more about Lewis’s writing, the opportunity to interact with other readers, and of course the blessing of reflection, both during the sessions and, often, for years to come.
C.S. Lewis & Inklings Readers Track Program
The Readers Track takes place during the early arrival sessions available as an add-on for Friday afternoon.
There are also a variety of breakout sessions available on Saturday to choose from related to C.S. Lewis, the Inklings, writing, the retreat theme, and other topics connected by the Foundation’s mission.
Early Arrival Readers Sessions – Friday afternoon*
- Registration opens at 1:45 p.m.
- One Readers session on Friday afternoon with speaker and Lewis scholar Andrew Lazo. Interested in knowing more about C. S. Lewis? Like what you’ve read of Lewis and want to know more? Perhaps you feel a little intimidated surrounded by scholars, yet Lewis has made a profound difference in your life? Then come to this session with you in mind: C. S. Lewis Question & Answer Sessions. This session is perfect for those beginning to explore Lewis’ books and thought as well as those looking to refresh their interest in this most compelling Christian author. C.S. Lewis Scholar Andrew Lazo will host an engaging question and answer session about any question you might have about C.S. Lewis and his works.
- One Readers session on Friday afternoon with Lori Arnold: Book Discussion Group on The Silver Chair
*Note: these two sessions are only available for those who register for the early arrival add-on.
Readers Track Sessions – Saturday
- “Who is Jill Pole? The role of Jill and other female characters in C.S. Lewis’ fiction” – Lori Arnold