The Inklings and the Great Conversation: Friendship through Literature
FEATURING DR. HARRY LEE POE
February 24-25th, 2023
In the first quarter of each year The Davenant Institute hosts a Convivium on literature. The theme for 2023 is “The Inklings and the Great Conversation: Friendship through Literature.” We are pleased to have Dr. Harry Lee Poe as our keynote speaker.
A core motivation for The Davenant Institute is to bring the strengthening goods of Christian wisdom to all in its reach. This literature event continues to be one among many ways we benefit from wisdom treasured through written words. C.S. Lewis noted that “In great literature, I become a thousand different men but still remain myself” (An Experiment in Criticism). To learn to see things from another’s point of view or to linger on their contemplations of the good, true or beautiful moves us from acquaintance to friendship. In this convivium we explore ways that literature brings old friends together, helps us make new friends and continues the long friendship of minds from ancient times into the present and for the future.
Who: We welcome anyone interested in the work of The Davenant Institute, literature in general or the conference theme. One of the unique features of the Davenant way is that we mingle together as peers regardless of level of education or other status markers. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event. If you have questions, please use the contact page or get in touch with Michael Hughes, director of Davenant House.