Clive Staples Lewis was a celebrated Anglo-Irish novelist, academic, medievalist, literary critic, lay theologian and Christian apologist whose impact and influence lives on.

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If you’re interested in scheduling me for a C. S. Lewis event on your campus, at your conference, or for your church, please consult this page for details and logistics.

Upcoming Events for Bruce Edwards:

  • Monroe, MI: Church of the Nazarene (3401 S. Custer Monroe, MI 48161 – MAP IT).
    Saturday, January 28, 2012C. S. Lewis and the Christian Imagination
    9:00-3:30 — 4 sessions, lunch provided.
    For more information, contact Pastor Randy Hartman (734-241-0753).

  • Cedarville, OH: Cedarville University (MAP-IT)
    Friday, February 3, 2012: Keynote Address (12 Noon), “’Accounts ofEvents that Did Not Take Place’: C. S. Lewis and Storytelling.“
    Cedarville University High School Literature Conference,”Textual Exploration: Discovering Literary Treasures.”
    For more information, contact Dr. Kevin Heath (937/766-7740 or or Dr. Peggy Wilfong (937/766-4987 or

    Recent events

  • INTERVIEW — November 13, 2PM EST: My upcoming live interview with Susan Cahill of Newstalk Ireland in Dublin, Ireland, the life and impact of C. S. Lewis at 2PM; here is the URL for that interview: (listeners should click on the “Listen Live” button at the top.)

  • INTERVIEW — My discussion with William O’Flaherty recorded at the Southwest Regional C. S. Lewis Conference sponsored by the C. S. Lewis Foudnation (Oct. 27-30) is available at his intriguing website: C. S. Lewis Minute

  • CONFERENCE: My participation with several colleagues at the Religious Communication Association Conference, New Orleans (Royal Sonesta Hotel 300 Bourbon Street, New Orleans LA 70130), Wed., Nov. 16, 2011. This one-day conference, a prelude to the National Communication Association conference, features two strong C. S. Lewis panels.

    1 PM PANEL:
    C.S. Lewis and Alien Voices: Using Reason and Imagination in the Search for Serenity

    Chair: Dale Sullivan, North Dakota State University


    Serenity and the Tao: Joss Whedon Meets C.S. Lewis
    Bruce Edwards, Bowling Green State University

    The Rhetoric of Ransom and the Poetics of Perelandra
    Gregory Anderson, Union Church, Hong Kong

    Must we Exterminate the Veusians? An Analysis of J.B.S. Haldane’s, Olaf Stapledon’s and C.S. Lewis’ views on the issues
    Dale Sullivan, North Dakota State University

    10:30AM PANEL:
    C.S. Lewis and Others: Looking to Disparate Voices for a Broader Understanding of Lewis’ Thought

    Chair: Benson Fraser, Regent University
    Respondent: Michael Graves, Liberty University


    C.S. Lewis and Flannery O’Connor’s Contribution to Indirect Communication
    Benson Fraser and William Brown, Regent University

    Deconstructing Lewis’ Argument from Desire, Intellection and Reason in the “Great War” Debate and Surprised by Joy: Barfield Speaks
    Kevin Crawford, Regent University

    The Sound of Satire: Lewis and Pratchett on Gods and Demons
    Steven William Halliday, Regent University

    Repressed and Unfettered Laughter: The Other Issue in Armand Nicoli’s “The Question of God” with Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis
    (errence Lindvall, Virginia Wesleyan College

    Fact and Myth and Primary Words: Reading C.S. Lewis in Light of Martin Buber
    Andrew Harris, Pensacola Christian College

    Camp Allen, Novasota TX, Oct. 27-30, 2011

    For any of my Texas readers, let me invite you to join me at this event:

    This October, join us at the 9th annual C.S. Lewis Southwest Regional Retreat for Fling Wide the Gates: C.S. Lewis & the Pursuit of Joy, October 28th-30th.

    Come to beautiful Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas, to hear Dr. Bruce L. Edwards, author/editor of several significant books on C.S. Lewis, as he joins us in celebrating the 80th anniversary of Lewis’s conversion to Christianity in September 1931.

    Enjoy his insights on C.S. Lewis, his “reluctant” conversion, and how Lewis described his steady ascent of mind and heart, of reason and imagination, toward Christ.

    Regional Retreat (October 28th-30th)

    Speakers and performers for this event will include:

    · Bruce L. Edwards
    · Gary Durham
    · Louis Markos
    · Holly Ordway
    · Terry Glaspey
    · Andrew Lazo
    · Lancia E. Smith
    · Pierce Pettis
    · Ad Deum Dance Company

    Writers Workshop (October 27th-29th)

    Along with the retreat, don’t miss our 3rd annual Writers Workshop (October 27th-29th), featuring Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt, author of over 100 fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books, & Carolyn Curtis, award-winning journalist, author of six books and editor/collaborator of many others.

    The Workshop, On Stories: Imagination to Incarnation, will include breakout sessions with our editor, our agent, and our web marketing specialist, along with forums with the presenters.

    · Angela Hunt
    · Carolyn Curtis
    · Bruce L. Edwards
    · Steve Laube
    · Kevin Belmonte
    · Terry Glaspey
    · Thomas Umstattd
    · Holly Ordway
    · Lancia E. Smith
    · Bridgette Mongeon

    If you are new to Lewis’s works, or know a friend who is, then this is the retreat to attend!

    Get all the details here:

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