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Event: 2019 C.S. Lewis Retreat | Navasota, TX Nov. 15-17, 2019 — Patti Callahan Featured Speaker

C.S. Lewis Retreat – 2019

The Joyful Journey: Lewis, Tolkien, & the Creative Power of Friendship November 15 – 17, 2019

The C.S. Lewis Retreat

Dates: November 15 – 17, 2019.

Times: Main Retreat begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday (registration opens at 3 p.m.). Early arrival add-on sessions begin at 2:45 p.m. on Friday (registration opens at 1:45 p.m.)

Theme: “The Joyful Journey: Lewis, Tolkien, & the Creative Power of Friendship”

Come join us at Camp Allen, amid the piney woods near Houston, as we explore the creative imagination and lives, forged in friendship, of C.S. Lewis and two of his most important influences — J.R.R. Tolkien, and Joy Davidman Lewis.

Enjoy a respite with friends, old and new, with good food and laughter, learning, and community. Come join us as Joseph Pearce, Andrew Lazo, and Patti Callahan Henry give us insight into the lives and works of C.S. Lewis and his circle, so that we might apply these lessons to our own creative lives and friendships.

Don’t miss this retreat featuring faith, reason, and imagination in the company of friends!

Location: Camp Allen Conference & Retreat Center, Navasota, Texas (outside Houston)

Confirmed event faculty*

  • Joseph Pearce

  • Patti Callahan Henry

  • Andrew Lazo

  • Singer-songwriter and musician, Solveig Leithaug

  • Ad Deum Dance Company

  • Christin Ditchfield

  • Lancia E. Smith

  • Melanie Stiles

  • Scott Key

  • Jason Smith

Special optional early arrival tracks are also available for those arriving Friday early afternoon: Readers Track exploring Lewis’s life & influences and a Writers Track to inspire the creative imagination.

Published on July 1, 2019 by cslewisfoundation

Event Phone: (909) 389-1155

Register for The C.S. Lewis Retreat, to be held at Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas, on November 15-17, 2019.

The Main Retreat begins late afternoon on Friday, the 15th, and ends after lunch on Sunday, the 19th.

The optional Early Arrival Add-on Sessions begin in the early afternoon Friday, the 15th (registration opens at 1:45 p.m. and the first session at 2:40 p.m.)

For more information, please visit

Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance." -- C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity


Special Tracks*

Writers Track – with Patti Callahan Henry, Lancia E. Smith, Melanie Stiles, and Jason Smith

Readers of Lewis Track – with Andrew Lazo

Great Books Track – with Scott Key


Focus on C.S. Lewis and two important relationships in his life — J.R.R. Tolkien and Joy Davidman — and their creative work.

A unique mix of faith, reason, & imagination

Worship & fellowship with friends old & new

Arrive early on Friday afternoon for special track sessions – Readers of Lewis Track & Writers Track. A variety of Breakout Sessions related to conference themes

* Program schedule, program elements, and speaker/artist lineup is subject to change.

Registration available now. Click here for more information and to register!

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