‘Love Letters to Jack, Love Letters to God’ March 23-24

Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis. (Used by permission of The Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College, Wheaton IL.)
Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis. (Used by permission of The Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College, Wheaton IL.)

Brenau University and Grace Episcopal Church will present “Love Letters to Jack, Love Letters to God: an Exploration of the Works of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis” Thursday, March 23, and Friday, March 24.

The symposium begins at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Quiet Zone of the Trustee Library with a Q&A panel discussion featuring author Dr. Don W. King and Brenau English professors Drs. Sandra Brim and Winter Elliott. The author and panelists will explore aspects of the work of Joy Davidman, poet and wife of C.S. Lewis. The event is free and open to the public.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, scholar and author Dr. Don W. King will present a lecture titled “A Naked Tree: Joy Davidman’s Love Sonnets to C.S. Lewis” in Brenau’s Hosch Theatre. King will be joined on stage by playwright, actor and Brenau theater professor Gay Hammond, who will present readings of selected Davidman sonnets. The presentation, free and open to the public, will be followed by a reception hosted by the Office of the President, where King’s books will be available for purchase.

Friday, March 24, Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville will host a 6 p.m. dinner preceding evening presentations on Lewis. Tickets for the dinner are $10 and  should be purchased in advance online. If you would rather pay by check or cash, of for more information, call 770.536.0126.

The symposium will culminate at 7 p.m. Friday at Grace with an evening of presentations on Lewis’ life and works. Brenau’s Dr. David Barnett, Rev. Mike McCann of Grace Episcopal and Lakeview Academy, author Carl McColman, and Dr. Bruce Morgan of First Baptist Church in Griffin, Georgia, will present and examine different aspects of Lewis’ works. These presentations are free and open to the public.