Upcoming Events:

  • 4th Annual Inklings Oktoberfest

    at The Ladder & Eighth Day Books in Wichita, KS
    Anno Domini 2018, October 21
    Sunday at 03:00 PM

     

    I. EIGHTH DAY BOOKS ANNIVERSARY SALE - OCT 19-21 

    Peddling Books Locally and Beyond for 30 Years
    20% OFF NEW BOOKS & 35% OFF USED BOOKS

    POETRY READINGS FRIDAY EVENING, OCT 19

    BOOK SIGNING WITH RALPH WOOD SATURDAY EVENING, OCT 20

    STORY TIMES for CHILDREN TBA

    II. INKLINGS WALKING TOUR - OCT 19

    Beer Tastings at Local Breweries with Educational Toasts to the Inklings at Each Brewery
    5:00 pm - Norton's Brewing Company
    5:45 pm - River City Brewery
    6:30 pm - Central Standard Brewing

    Includes 3 tastings at each brewery, plus a commemorative Tolkien pint glass and a commemorative Inklings tasting glass 

    *PURCHASE TICKET HERE - limited to first 25 registrants (coming soon)

    III. INKLINGS LECTURE - OCT 20

    Featuring RALPH WOOD - presenting "G. K. Chesterton as the Father of the Inklings"
    Not everyone knows of the immense debt that Dorothy L. Sayers, J. R. R. Tolkien, and C. S. Lewis owed to G. K. Chesterton. It was so profound, in fact, that Chesterton is worthy to be called the father of the Inklings. As we shall see, he taught Sayers to regard the Church, not as a moribund institution for new and old fogies, but as the most exciting and interesting Thing on earth, the one Body that could command her total loyalty. So did Chesterton’s help convince Tolkien that fairy tales open the doors of the imagination to RECOVERY, ESCAPE, CONSOLATION. Lewis attributed his return to the Church to his reading of Chesterton’s Everlasting Man, a book whose depths we have barely begun to fathom.

    Lecture at Journey the Way Church from 6:30-7:30 pm
    Followed immediately by reception and book signing at Eighth Day Books
    Libations and traditional spread of hors d'oeuvres provided by Chris Farha

    *PURCHASE TICKET HERE (coming soon)

    IV. INKLINGS OKTOBERFEST - OCT 21
    *Activities for the Whole Family - Children 16 and under Free 

    Inklings & Local Crafts & Culture Seminars
    TBA

    Local Music
    TBA

    Local Microbreweries & Food Trucks
    3-7 PM

    *BRING CASH FOR FOOD, COMMEMORATIVE PINT GLASSES & TIPS for the TASTINGS


    Become an Eighth Day Patron for $35/month and receive all the Patron perks. Become an Eighth Day Pillar for $75/month and receive even more benefits, plus the C. S. Lewis Beer Stein.


    REGISTRATION COMING SOON