meettheinklings.jpgCelebrating C. S. Lewis & Friends

Through weekly gatherings to discuss their ideas and writings at a British pub called The Eagle & Child, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien created a fascinating fellowship of friendship. In addition to Lewis and Tolkien, this fellowship included Owen Barfield, Dorothy Sayers, and Charles Williams. They called themselves the Inklings.

Although present solely through their writings, we'll consider it a fellowship of seven by including two others who were immensely influential in their thinking: George MacDonald and G. K. Chesterton.

Through fiction, poetry, drama, and essays, the countless publications of this fellowship have proven to be some of the most important literature for Christian apologetics of the 20th and 21st centuries. As exemplars of cultural renewal, we think they deserve to be commemorated on an annual basis.


Coming up!

July 23, 2016 - Second Annual Inklings Festival

The Eighth Day Institute is delighted to present our second annual Inklings Festival and Lecture Series, Saturday, July 23 on the beautiful grounds of St. George’s Orthodox Cathedral. Details Here


Past Inklings Festivals

Elfland_square.jpgJuly 17-18, 2015 - The Ethics of Elfland: Virtue and Vice in Narnia and Middle Earth

Featuring Louis Markos with Kevin O'Brien, our first annual Inkling Festival will explore what G. K. Chesterton called "The Ethics of Elfland."

We had an amazing weekend of festivities. It was so great, we promise there will be a second annual Inkling Festival. We already have Ralph Wood scheduled and are exploring other speakers, including a return visit by Louis Markos.

If you were unable to join us, you missed, among many other things, dynamite lectures on the Inklings by Louis Markos. BECOME AN EIGHTH DAY MEMBER for EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL ACCESS!

We had an amazing weekend of festivities. It was so great, we promise there will be a second annual Inkling Festival. We already have Ralph Wood scheduled and are exploring other speakers, including a return visit by Louis Markos.

If you were unable to join us, you missed, among many other things, dynamite lectures on the Inklings by Louis Markos. BECOME AN EIGHTH DAY MEMBER for EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL ACCESS!

- See more at: http://www.eighthdayinstitute.org/#sthash.wpShtlIj.dpuf
We had an amazing weekend of festivities. It was so great, we promise there will be a second annual Inkling Festival. We already have Ralph Wood scheduled and are exploring other speakers, including a return visit by Louis Markos. - See more at: http://www.eighthdayinstitute.org/#sthash.wpShtlIj.dpuf

We had an amazing weekend of festivities. It was so great, we promise there will be a second annual Inkling Festival. We already have Ralph Wood scheduled and are exploring other speakers, including a return visit by Louis Markos.

If you were unable to join us, you missed, among many other things, dynamite lectures on the Inklings by Louis Markos. BECOME AN EIGHTH DAY MEMBER for EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL ACCESS!

- See more at: http://www.eighthdayinstitute.org/#sthash.wpShtlIj.dpuf

We had an amazing weekend of festivities. It was so great, we promise there will be a second annual Inkling Festival. We already have Ralph Wood scheduled and are exploring other speakers, including a return visit by Louis Markos.

If you were unable to join us, you missed, among many other things, dynamite lectures on the Inklings by Louis Markos. BECOME AN EIGHTH DAY MEMBER for EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL ACCESS!

- See more at: http://www.eighthdayinstitute.org/#sthash.wpShtlIj.dpuf