Inklings Conference Program

"From Shakespeare to the Inklings: The Bible's Impact on Creative Imagination" will feature world-renowned scholars and gifted presenters that will focus on many topics, including the Inklings — C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Barfield, Williams, Warren Lewis, and Dorothy Sayers. The new Inklings national conference in Montreat, NC, will be held on March 16 - 18, 2022. Presentation titles may be adjusted before the conference.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Opening 1:15 pm

Dr. John Akers, chairman, Presbyterian Heritage Center.

The Birth & Death of Art Forms Through the Millenium
Wednesday, 1:30 pm

Dr. Hal Poe, Professor of Faith & Culture, Union University.

The Bible’s Impact on Shakespeare & Early Renaissance Literary Icons
Wednesday, 2:15 pm

Dr. Hannibal Hamlin, Professor of English and member of the Center for the Study of Religion, Ohio State University.

Wednesday, 3:15 pm

Pilgrim’s Progress/Pilgrim’s Regress – From John Bunyan to C.S. Lewis
Wednesday, 3:30 pm

Dr. David Downing, co-director of The Wade Center at Wheaton College.

Wednesday, 4:15 pm

Hal Poe, Hannibal Hamlin, David Downing

Wednesday, 5:30 pm

From Inspiration to Illumination: Telling the Story of Creative Illuminated Manuscript
Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Tim Ternes, program director of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, and curator, The Saint John's Bible

Thursday, March 17, 2022
Opening 9:00 am

To be scheduled

Friday, March 18, 2022
Opening 9:00 am & Adjourn 11:30 am

To be scheduled

Soldier, Writer, Inkling: A Life of Warren Hamilton Lewis

Dr. Don King, Professor of English, Montreat College.

The Bible & Faith in C.S. Lewis’ Science Fiction

Dr. Hal Poe, Professor of Faith & Culture, Union University. Author of 18 books, he has written a C.S. Lewis biographical trilogy (currently being published in 2019, 2021, 2022.

Shattering the Stained Glass: Dorothy L. Sayers & the Bible

Dr. Crystal Downing, co-director of The Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.