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Volume 1, Number 3a | REVISED October 6 2014

Tour and supper are this
, 11 October 2014

Next meeting: Saturday, 11 October 2014: North
Coast tour and supper at location to be announced

The next meeting of the C.S. Lewis Society of Northern Ireland will begin at 2:30 in the afternoon on Saturday, 11 October, followed by supper at a location to be announced. Professor John Gillespie, Professor of French Language and Literature at the University of Ulster, Coleraine, will conduct us on a tour of North Coast sites associated with Lewis and will give a more general talk at our supper gathering. Though originally scheduled for a spring date earlier this year, the meeting had to be postponed because of illness. All are welcome to join the tour and/or the supper meeting.

National Trust property at Downhill,
Castlerock, County Londonderry

All joining the tour should meet Professor Gillespie at the National Trust property at Downhill at 2:30 (map and directions). C.S. Lewis and his brother Warnie spent summer holidays with their mother on the North Coast in their early childhood, and it is believed that it was while playing on the beach there that Lewis first got the sense of "Northernness" generally associated with his feelings of sehnsucht, a German word translated as "longing," "yearning," or "craving," which Lewis described in his memoir of his early life, Surprised by Joy.

Please email the editor at jrk@nantyglo.com, or call president Jack Lamb at 07720 293941, or convenor Jon Kennedy at 07455 980890 for more information. including the location of the evening meal, as late as Saturday afternoon, if you can come for the meal-meeting but not for the tour.

Small-group tours of C.S. Lewis sites in Belfast, his native home city, are also available via Mr. Lamb.

NEW DATE: Kennedy will give Lewis talk at Belfast Church

Society co-founder Jon Kennedy will give a talk, C.S. Lewis, orthodox Christian, at the hall of St. Ignatius Antiochian Orthodox Church, Antrim Road at Cliftonville Road, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7 (NOTE REVISED DATE). The author of three books on Lewis, Kennedy is a retired former campus minister, most of which took place at Stanford University in California's San Francisco Bay Area. He will end a 19-month stint as writer-in-residence at the Loom, on Crumlin Road, Belfast, next week. All are welcome to attend the talk and discussion at the church hall, for which there is no admission charge. Some may know the church building by its former name, St. James Church of Ireland.

C.S. Lewis Festival will be held
in East Belfast this November

The C.S. Lewis Festival in Belfast last November to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Lewis's death, was so well received that it is being brought back for an encore this year. The Connswater Community Greenway website reports:

"This year we will be holding another C.S. Lewis Festival from Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd November. If you would want to be the first to receive all the latest info/and the programme on the C.S Lewis Festival, please sign up to our C.S Lewis mailing list. Please note this is separate from the CCG mailing list and will inform you only on C.S Lewis Festival info."

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the C.S. Lewis of Northern Ireland Society Newsletter

If you have news of activities in or for churches or nonprofit organizations in Northern Ireland that might be of interest to aficianados of C.S. Lewis, send them to us and we'll help you get the news out. Send information to Jon Kennedy at jrk@nantyglo.com.

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