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2018 C.S. Lewis Festival to explore music and poetry ~
The 2018 C.S. Lewis Festival will explore music and poetry with Malcolm Guite and Michael Ward. On Friday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. the scholars will deliver the keynote address discussing discuss Dante Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy and C. S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia at Voorhies Hall, 1660 Encampment Ave., in Bay View. The event is part of the Manthei Speaker Series.
Ward is a research fellow at the University of Oxford and professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University. He is the author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis. Guite, poet, priest and chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge, travels around Great Britain and North America giving lectures, concerts and poetry readings.
On September 20 at 9:00 p.m., Guite and Ward will present an evening of readings and music about the Stars and the Planets, inspired by C.S. Lewis and Dante. The event will take place at Beards Brewery 215 East Lake Street, Petoskey.
A seminar on Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Evelyn Hall in Bay View will feature Guite and Ward. The theme of the seminar is “Music of the Spheres.” Attendees may register for a full day for $60, which includes lunch, or for a half day for $30. Registration is available through the C.S. Lewis Festival website at www.cslewisfestival.org.
Other events this year include a writer’s workshop, teen writing contest, and pub nights. More information on the C.S. Lewis Festival events is available at www.cslewisfestival.org.
The C.S. Lewis Festival is a donor-supported nonprofit organization. Major sponsors include Manthei, Inc, Crouse Entertainment Group, and the Bay View Association.