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An Inklings Weekend at Montreat
April 17-19, 2009
Montreat College, Montreat, NC

"The Mystery of Imagination"

Come to the Misty Mountains (also known as the Smokey Mountains) as we celebrate the eleventy-first birthday of C. S. Lewis by exploring "The Mystery of Imagination." Eleventy-one years after his birth in 1898, the influence of Lewis is stronger now than when he died in 1963.

Retreat Leaders:

  • Dr. Don King
    King is the author of the definitive study of Lewis's poetry, C. S. Lewis, Poet: The Legacy of His Poetic Impulse (Kent State University Press, 2001), and is the leading scholar on the two women who were closest to Lewis: Joy Davidman and Ruth Pitter.
  • Nigel Goodwin
    Goodwin founded and leads Genesis Arts Trust, an international ministry to Christians in the Arts with its original headquarters in London. Through his ministry Nigel has embodied the love of Christ around the world for over forty years.
  • Dr. Hal Poe
    Poe and his daughter Rebecca co-edited C. S. Lewis Remebered (Zondervan, 2006) a collection of essays by former students of Lewis, and is the author of The Inklings of Oxford (Zondervan, 2009).

Meetings will take place in the beautiful Chapel of the Prodigal.

Limited accommodations are available at the historic Montreat Conference Center. Call direct to Judy Smith at 828-669-2911, ext. 365 for reservations. Additional lodging is available off site at the motels and B&Bs in nearby Black Mountain. Acommodations List (.pdf)

Registration information and registration form (.pdf)

For further information, contact:

Dr. Hal Poe
731-661-5404
hpoe@uu.edu