My Speaking Schedule

8 November 2013 @C.S. Lewis Fall Conference, Houston, Texas. (Keynote Speaker) http://www.cslewis.org/programs/50thcelebration/fall-conference-houston/

19-23 June 2013 @C.S. Lewis Foundation Regional Conference, University of San Diego, San Diego, California. “Writer’s Workshop” http://www.cslewis.org/programs/50thcelebration/summer-conference/

18 May 2013 @Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, Azusa, California. “Who Is The Author of Til We Have Faces?” (Keynote Speaker) http://www.pepperdine.edu/sponsored/ccl/conferencesandannouncements/western.htm

28 February 2013 @Sigma Tau Delta Induction, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California. “How C.S. Lewis Saved Middle Earth”

21-13 February 2013 @Knowing Christ: Celebrating the Teaching of Dallas Willard For Pastors, Ministry Leaders and Christian Educators, Santa Barbara California. (Attended) http://dallaswillardcenter.com/2013-conference/ 

8 December 2012 @Glenkirk Church, Glendora, California. “Music from the Shire” (Featured Speaker)

27 October 2012 @Sigma Tau Delta Movie Night, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California. “Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings versus Jackson’s Lord of the Rings” (Speaker)

9-10 April 2010  @C.S. Lewis and the Inklings Conference, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma. Conference Theme: “C.S. Lewis and the Inklings: Discovering Hidden Truths.” (Keynote Address). Also featuring Michael Ward, author of Planet Narnia. http://www.okcu.edu/english/cslis/home.html

8 April 2010  @Writing Festival, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma.

30 October-1 November 2009 @C. S. Lewis Foundation Regional Conference, Camp Allen, Navasota, Texas. ” The Company We Keep: Celebrating Creativity and Community with C. S. Lewis.” (4 Lectures)http://www.cslewis.org/programs/regional/sw/2009/index.html.

29-30 October 2009 @C. S. Lewis Foundation Regional Conference, Writers’ Retreat, Camp Allen, Navasota, Texas. “Tea with Lady Di: A Courteous and Cultured Conversation About the Gentle Art of Composition, with Scones.” http://www.cslewis.org/programs/regional/sw/2009/index.html.

17-20 July 2009 @Mythcon 40, UCLA  (DeNeve Plaza), Los Angeles, California. “Sailing Out to Sea in Our ‘Coracle of  Verses.'”    (Guest of Honor Speech, Panel Presentations, Book Signing, and General Merriment)  http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/40/  This event also features James A. Owen, author of  The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica:   http://www.heretherebedragons.net/

16 June 2009 7pm@ The Wade Center, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. “C.S. Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien, and the Secret of Creative Collaboration.” (Lecture and Book Signing):  http://www.wheaton.edu/wadecenter/news/news.html

15 June 2009 8:15am@WETN, FM88.1 and wetn.org, Wheaton Illinois. Live interview with Joy Curry, on “Joy in the Morning.”  http://www.wheaton.edu/wetn/AMshow/morning.htm

11 June 2009  9:45 am@Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois.  “Lewis, Tolkien, and the Call to Community,” a chapel talk for the Wheaton-in-England Program.

3 May & 10 May 2009 @Bereans Sunday School Class, Lake Avenue Church, Pasadena, California. “C.S. Lewis: Spiritual Role Model? Or Some Kinda Fluke?” (2 Classes) http://www.lakeavefamily.org/article.asp?id=welcome

16-18 April 2009 @Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon. “Studying Lewis, Tolkien, and the Inklings: A Puzzle, a Process, and a Plea for Primary Research.” (Convene a session; Present a paper)  http://www.pepperdine.edu/sponsored/ccl/

9 April 2009 7:30 PM  @The Harrisonburg C.S.Lewis Society, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Harrisonburg Virginia.  (Discussion and Book Signing) http://www.willvaus.com/c__s__lewis_society

9 April 2009  @James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. “God, Morality, and Virtue in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.” (2 Classes)

4 April 2009  3PM   @The White Hart Cafe, Lynchburg ,Virginia. (Roundtable Conversation and Book Signing)   http://www.inklingswhitehart.com/index.asp

20-22 March 2009  @Meadow Valley Community Church Women’s Retreat, Quincy, California. “Living a Life of Love: Four Lessons From C. S. Lewis.” (4 Lectures)

20 March 2009   @Plumas Christian School, Quincy, California. “Reading Like You Mean It: Diving Deeper Into the Books You Already Know and Love.” (2 Classes)

4 March 2009 @Common Day of Learning, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California. (Convene a Session)

17 February 2009 @The Oxford C. S. Lewis Society, Pusey House, Oxford, England. “Warren Hamilton Lewis and His ‘American Lady.’ ” (Invited Paper) http://lewisinoxford.googlepages.com/

23 January 2009 @ The Rose Garden, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California. “Books, Libraries, Readers: Huzzah!!” (Host a Reception)

23 January 2009   @Goddard Middle School Career Day, Glendora, California.  “Being an Author: Many Myths and the True Truth.” (2 Lectures)

22 January 2009   @IVCF at USC, Los Angeles, California.  “Building a House of Friendship.” (Sermon)

28-30 November 2008  @LOSCON, LAX Marriott, Los Angeles, California. “What I Do When I Should Be Writing” (Panel Presentation) http://www.loscon.org/35/

18-21 November 2008 @ High Sierra Program, Azusa Pacific University, Bass Lake, California. (Plenary Lecture and Chapel Service). http://www.apu.edu/highsierra/

25 October 2008 7 PM @ Mystery & Imagination Bookshop, Glendale, California. (Discussion and Book Signing)  http://www.mysteryandimagination.com/  This event also features Will Vaus, president of Will Vaus Ministries and author of Mere Theology and The Professor of Narniahttp://www.willvaus.com/

13 & 14 October 2008 @ Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California. “Reading Good Books from Top to Bottom: How the Four Levels of Reading Can Boost Your GPA.” (2 Lectures)  http://www.apu.edu/

15-18 August 2008 @Mythcon 39, New Britain, Connecticut. “C. S. Lewis in Disguise: Portraits of Jack in the Fiction of his Friends.” (Paper)

30 July 2008 @The Oxbridge C. S. Lewis Conference, Oxford and Cambridge, England. “C. S. Lewis and the Algebra of Friendship.” (Plenary Lecture)

28 July – 8 August 2008  @The Oxbridge C. S. Lewis Conference, Oxford and Cambridge, England. “Doing What the Inklings Did: Building Small Groups that Survive and Thrive.” (2 Three-day Workshops)

4-6 July 2008 @Westercon Regional Science Fiction Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada. (Panel Presentation)

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2 responses to “My Speaking Schedule

  1. I love the chicken idea. Have you read The Plot Chickens, a picture book. It’s funny and true to the writer’s life, once you suspend your disbelief and enjoy the chicken main character.

  2. Haven’t read that, but it sounds fun! Thanks for the comment.

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