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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

January 8th We Will Be Discussing A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Elizabeth will be our discussion leader for Madeleine L'Engle's science fantasy novel A Wrinkle In Time.  The is a book that falls into our discussion category of books influenced by C.S. Lewis.

Your mission is to read L'Engle's book not only for the sheer pleasure of reading the book itself, but also to see how she has perhaps been influenced by C.S. Lewis.

Her awareness of C.S. Lewis is clear from this answer she gave in an interview.  SEE HERE

Has your fiction for children ever been compared with that of C. S. Lewis?
Yes, it has. I think that the main difference is that C. S. Lewis has more answers and I have more questions. I wasn't the right age to read him when he was being published. But my children grew up with him. I spent time this past summer at Oxford and Cambridge for a C. S. Lewis conference.

Come to the meeting and share your experience of the book and the relationship you find in assessing any influence of Lewis on L'Engle.  

Merry Christmas from the C.S. Lewis Society of Harrisonburg

Image from the C.S.Lewis Foundation SEE HERE

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The 2015 Schedule For The C.S. Lewis Society of Harrisonburg

The C.S. Lewis Society of Harrisonburg 
2015 Meeting Schedule

Three Kinds of Meetings:
1) Book Discussion: Discussion Leader prepares questions, everyone reads book and comes to the meeting and discusses the book using the questions as a guide.
2) Theme/Topic Meeting: A theme/topic is used as a focus and each member develops their own "take" on the theme/topic and comes prepared to talk for 5 to 10 minutes on the theme/topic and then participate in the resulting discussion.
3) Free Style:  Everyone comes to the meeting with something to talk about and we let things go the way they go while enjoying one another's company.
Meeting Dates For 2015 (Second Thursday of Each Month)
January 8:
Elizabeth will be our discussion leader on A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle.

February 12: Theme:  C.S. Lewis on Sin (any Lewis source: come and share 5-10 minutes)

March 12: Ray will be or discussion leader on Richard Platt's As One Devil To Another a fiendish correspondence in the tradition of C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters.

April 9: Peggy will be our discussion leader for When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays by Marilynne Robinson.

May 14: Theme: Your favorite essay from God In The Dock (pick one and give us 5-10 minutes on why it is your favorite)

June 11: Theme:  What drew you to C.S. Lewis? (share for 5-10 minutes)

July 9: Theme:  What is your favorite book from the Chronicles of Narnia (share for 5-10 minutes)

August 13: Theme: C.S. Lewis on Free Will (any Lewis source: share 5-10 minutes)

September 10: Stephen will be our discussion leader for Surprised by Joy

October 8: Theme: C.S. Lewis on Education (any Lewis source: share 5-10 minutes)

November 12: Theme: the essay On the Reading of Old Books the introduction C.S. Lewis wrote to Sr. Penelope's translation of Athanasius: On the Incarnation available on the internet in its entirety at  The introduction is five pages long.  Come and share on either the introduction or Sr. Penelope's translation (5-10 min. or so)

December TBD: Christmas Planning Party: Stephen has volunteered to host again.  How wonderful is that?  I don't see how he can outdo himself, but I'm up to see him try.