2016 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.

REGISTER FOR LECTURES AND FESTIVAL BELOW and SAVE $5 off ticket for lectures at the door. Plus, all early registrants will be entered in a drawing for a C. S. Lewis T-shirt and four pint glasses (your choice of C. S. Lewis, St. Anthony, St. Athanasius, or St. Gregory the Theologian).

EVENTS (click here for a flyer and concise schedule):

Lecture Series (9 AM - 2 PM): A Society of Gods? Theosis in the Inklings - Click here for abstracts

Plenary Lectures by Professor Ralph Wood of Baylor University:

  • To Look At or To Be Looked At: East Meets West in the Icons
  • Theosis in C. S. Lewis: The Summons to Become Icons of Christ

Breakout lectures:

  • David Armstrong (Missouri State): When We Have Faces: The Theoria of C. S. Lewis
  • Professor Leslie Baynes (Missouri State): The Chronicles of Narnia and the Bible
  • Meredith Burnett: Deafened Ears: A Thematic Comparison of Till We Have Faces and Laurus
  • Stephanie Mann: Are Women Human? Can We Be Divine?: Dorothy Sayers Takes the Case

Inklings Festival (1 PM – 9 PM)


    • Aaron Lee Martin
    • The Jack Korbel Confluence
    • David Lord/Francis Moss
    • Pop & the Boys

Family Activities!

    • Bounce Castle
    • Petting Zoo
    • Inflatable Jousting
    • Face Painting
    • Coloring
    • Story Times
    • KEVA tower building contests
    • Lord of the Rings Miniature Painting

Local Crafts & Culture Seminars

    • Ellen Awe: The Art of Cooking
    • Father Benedict: The Art of Education: Becoming Human and Renewing Culture
    • James Egger: The Art of Archery: How to Make a Bow and Arrows
    • George Elder: The Art of Woodworking
    • Bethany Fahrenthold: The Art of Listening: Form and Function as Feeling in Classical Music
    • Lisa Mueller: The Art of Stringed Instruments: From David's Lute to Yahama's Electric Violin
    • Lyn Perry: The Art of Publishing: How to Publish a Book
    • Scottie Piersel: The Art of Pipe Carving

Local Food Vendors

    • Cigar Chateau
    • Piersel Pipes
    • Big Chill Ice Cream
    • BS Sandwich Press
    • District Taqueria
    • Funky Monkey Munchies
    • Lil' Bit Gourmet Burgers

Local Brewers for Beer Tastings

    • Central Standard Brewery
    • River City Brewery
    • Walnut River Brewery
    • Wichita Brewing Company

Unable to attend the festival, but still interested in participating? Become an Eighth Day Institute Member, and gain access to exclusive digital content from the Inkling Festival that will only be available on our website. 

July 23, 2016 at 8:30am - 8:30pm
St. George's Orthodox Cathedral
7515 E 13th St N
Wichita, KS 67206
United States
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Erin Doom · · 316.573.8413

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