March 9, 2019

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Harrow Road Cafe & Historic Newbury House

Historic Rugby is hosting the Lewolkien Book Club with Castle Ministries from Strawberry Plains, TN.

Join Castle Ministries to engage in literature as a hobby for exercising the mind. Christians find using the mind in a good book is a delightful means of accessing goodness and morality. Gather as we discuss our love of old books and some new authors who unite in admiration of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.

The annual conference will be rich in literary history, featuring talks with authors and educators in Fiction and Language.

To purchase tickets visit Castle-Ministries.


FRI Mar 8
Historic Newbury House

Informal Reception
Contact jacob@castleministries.org for more information.

SAT Mar 9
RM Brooks Breakfast
nformal, show up anytime
Harrow Road Cafe

9:00 AM Registration Welcome/Intro “What is Lewolkien”
10:30 AM “Lewis vs. Tolkien on Allegory in Literature”
11:30 AM Tour of School, Church, and Library
12:30 PM Lunch (provided)
1:30 PM Sessions with Authors
2:30 PM Book sales & signing with Town Time
4:30 PM Closing Session

Featured Speakers

Dr. Sam Overstreet is a professor of English at Maryville College. He holds a B.A. from Yale University; Ph.D from Cornell University. His academic specialty is medieval English literature. He currently teaches Chaucer, History of the English Language, Shakespeare, and Advanced Rhetoric and Grammar.

DJ Edwardson is the author of several fictional novels and shorter works. His work is imaginative fiction and cross-genre. He lives in Tennessee with his wife, three children, and unusually large collection of board games.

Jacob Stock is the Director of Castle Ministries and expert in children’s literature.

Maynard Nordmoe is an Ancient Educator and Renaissance Man and author of Mercy and Truth.