Join the activities of the 21st Annual C.S. Lewis Festival, the only month-long festival on C.S. Lewis in the world!
Thursday Sept 21 - Manthei Keynote Address with Dr. Jerry Root: C.S. Lewis and the Nature of Friendship. Great Lakes Center for the Arts.
Lewis had a remarkable capacity for friendship. Why? Lewis once wrote, "There are no ordinary people. You never meet a mere mortal.". Lewis had a remarkable capacity for friendship. Why? Lewis practiced what he preached. Everybody seemed to matter to him: from taxi drivers to BBC broadcasters; from academics to gardeners; from poets to barbers; Lewis had the capacity to make friends from all walks of life. What was it about the man that made this true of him? And of us? Dr. Jerry Root will discuss these questions and more during the Keynote Address.
Friday Sept 22 - Murder Mystery at Stafford's Bay View Inn
Based on the yet-to-be-disclosed Lord Peter Wimsey story by English crime writer Dorothy L. Sayers. The event includes a pre-dinner cocktail, a seated dinner, and the murder mystery hosted by Inspector Jim Russell of Murder Mystery, Inc.
Saturday Sept 23 - Saturday Seminar, "Writing and Friendship with C.S. Lewis". Great Lakes Center for the Arts.
Join Dr. Jerry Root, Don W. King, and Wayne Martindale for discussions on this year’s theme – “Writing and Friendship with C.S. Lewis.” Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
Sunday Sept 24 - Sunday Sermons with Guest Speakers
First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs - Dr. Jerry Root
St. Andrew's Anglican Church of Petoskey - Don W. King
October/November - Narnia: The Musical
Fun for the whole family. Narnia - The Musical will be presented by Little Traverse Civic Theatre at Crooked Tree Arts Center this fall.