Join Castle Ministries in historic Rugby, TN once again for encouragement, fellowship, and an opportunity to celebrate the good, the true, and the beautiful in literature. The Lewolkien conference is a small, intimate gathering of book lovers and thinkers to herald the written word. Gather as we discuss books and unite over our admiration of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and authors like them.
For the third time, the conference will be held in Rugby TN, a little town rich in literary history. We hope this could be a launching point for you to discover and celebrate God’s hand at work through the written word, and to pick up your next “great read” and beyond. JOIN US for an energetic time of thinking, sharing, and exploring great literature.
Dates: March 25-26th
This year we’ll be discussing a specific work of Tolkien in one of the sessions, The Silmarillion. Reading it before you come to the conference is not required, but is highly encouraged! This will be the time to get your questions answered and discuss this, one of Tolkien’s more polarizing and yet deeply rich books.
|Meet and Greet at Hester Hall
|Come for the Story, Stay for the Truth
|Lord of the Rings Quiz Game
|Dorothy Sayers and The Lost Tools of Learning
|Break & Bookstore Open
|Lewis: the Approachable Apologist
|Lunch at RM Brooks
|Discovering The Silmarillion
A night of games/fellowship will follow for those wishing to stay a second night.
is, first and foremost, a husband and father. He lives with his wife, Sarah, and baby boy, Caleb, in Jefferson City, TN. There they serve together in their local church’s college ministry, as they work to complete Master’s degrees in Applied Theology at Carson-Newman University. By day, Brendan works as a Product Manager in HR Technology for Clayton Homes, but by night, he scribbles essays, stories, and other musings of dubious quality.
is the author of several fictional novels and shorter works, such as Truesilver, The Last Motley and The Ascent of the Nebula, which was nominated for a Grace Award. He has a passion for seeing God glorified in the arts, especially literature. You can find out more about his work at www.djedwardson.com.
Director of Castle Ministries and MC of this event. His resume includes 20 years of teaching and administration in elementary/middle school. He is the father of four and a self proclaimed expert in children’s literature.
is a proud homeschool father of five. He directs Classical Conversations Challenge III at the Tuesday Bearden community. He has served on the board of Smoky Mountain Home Educators Association, and is a founding board member and officer for Cumberland Christian Academy, a non-traditonal / non-public accredited umbrella school. He is an elder at Fellowship Church. He also is Vice President of Member Services for HealthCare 21 Business Coalition.
$40 per person
$70 per couple