It's almost time once again for the C.S. Lewis Foundation's annual southwest regional retreat - a gathering of readers, writers, scholars, and artists who have been inspired by and/or want to learn more about the works of C.S. Lewis and the Inklings.
Retreat attendees will have the opportunity to hear excellent speakers, participate in a variety of breakout sessions, take in singer/songwriter and dance performances, spend time exploring the lovely wooded grounds of Camp Allen, relax at the end of the day at the Bag End Cafe - a sort of open mic/afterglow gathering - attend Sunday morning worship, (and purchase books).
In addition to the planned activities, a vital part of the retreat experience is the fellowship that springs up naturally when kindred spirits meet. Lifelong friendships have begun during these three-day weekends, and the understanding and encouragement given and received have changed lives. My vague daydream of a book shop grew into a believable goal through the enthusiastic support of a few people I shared it with at the 2011 retreat, and Books by Becka was born at Camp Allen in 2012.
And so, I invite and encourage you to come and join us in the piney woods October 30 - November 1. I'd love to meet you there.
For more information and registration, please visit http://www.cslewis.org/programs/retreat/.