Montreat College hosts ‘Inklings’ gathering


The Inklings Fellowship, a group of C.S. Lewis fans concerned about the loss of positive Christian vitality in U.S. colleges, will hold its annual Inklings Weekend at Montreat College April 1-3.

The topic of the gathering will be “The Devil and C.S. Lewis” and will feature Hal Poe, author of “C.S. Lewis Remembered and The Inklings of Oxford;” Dennis Beets, co-founder of the Memphis C.S. Lewis Society and popular lecturer on Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien; William O’Flaherty, producer of the “Essential C.S. Lewis” website and the popular “All About Jack” podcast; and Montreat College English professor Don King, author of “C.S. Lewis, Poet: The Legacy of His Poetic Impulse” and “Out of My Bone: The Letters of Joy Davidman.”

O’Flaherty is also the author of “C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell: A Companion and Study Guide to The Screwtape Letters,” due out in March from Winged Lion Press. Lewis, whose “Chronicles of Narnia” contain Christian messages, dealt with theme of temptation in three of his books “The Screwtape Letters,” “Perelandra” and “The Great Divorce.” Those works, along with publication of O’Flaherty’s book, provided the focus of the weekend conference.

Registration for the event is $75 ($25 for students) and includes a Saturday evening banquet. Other meals may be purchased in the college cafeteria or in Black Mountain. For more, visit inklingsfellowship.org, call 731-661-5404 or e-mail hpoe@uu.edu.