C.S. Lewis Festival

The C.S. Lewis Festival takes place begins tonight!

Thursday, September 15th – October 25th, 2022 you’ll find many scheduled events revolving around all things C. S. Lewis.


Thursday, Sept. 15th – 7 p.m.

The first event in the lineup is “Film Night” Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at the Harbor Springs Lyric Theatre (275 E. Main St, Harbor Springs). Entry is a free-will donation. The film will be “The Most Reluctant Convert”.

Friday, Sept. 16th, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Book Signing will take place with the Keynote Speaker – Ann Voskamp. She has been the author of 4 New York Times bestsellers. The book-signing will take place at McLean & Eakin Booksellers (307 E. Lake Street, Petoskey).

Ann’s books can be found here.

Friday, Sept. 16th, 6:00 p.m.

The Manthei Speaker Series begins with Ann Voskamp. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will accompany Ann from 6:00 – 7:30. Tickets are $50/ person which includes Ann’s newest bestseller, WayMaker: Finding the way to the life you’ve always dreamed of. The event takes place at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts (800 Bay Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor).

Following at 7:30 p.m. is the Keynote Address given by Ann Voskamp. The subject; How does Lewis speak to the heart and mind and faith of a 21st-century woman? Sarah Arthur (a co-founder of the festival) will interview Ann. This event is free and open to the public at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts (800 Bay Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor).

Saturday, Sept. 17th, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This year’s Saturday Seminar will be held at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts (800 Bay Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor). Tickets are $60 full day or $30 for a half day. Discussions include; Reflections and Women and C.S. Lewis, Women and C.S. Lewis: What his life and literature reveal for today’s culture, Not Today, Jack: How to argue lovingly with your favorite (dead) author. The day concludes with a “round table” discussion and 2023 festival announcements.

September 27 – October 25th, 2022 on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.

Discussions on writer Ann Voskamp’s book; One Thousand Gifts, A Dare of LIve Fully Right Where You Are will be led by Pastor Sherry McGuffin at the Cross of Christ Lutheran Church at 1450 E. Mitchell, Petoskey.

About the festival

The mission of the C.S. Lewis Festival is to focus on Tourism, Collaboration, and Literary Arts while providing an “enriching cultural experience that explores the life and work of C. S. Lewis through collaborations by the arts, education, and faith communities,” according to the festival website (http://cslewisfestival.org).  

Register at cslewisfestival.org 

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