As many of you will know, I am deeply involved in various literary societies, both in Australia and overseas. I will soon be giving a talk to the UK Trollope Society via zoom (on Trollope and Food), and I love my membership of the UK and North American Jane Austen Societies.
However, it is the societies here, whose meetings I can attend in person, that especially delight me. All have gone through a tough year with Covid bringing cancelled events, committee meetings being held by zoom, and so much change. However, let’s hope they all come through it and can continue to give huge pleasure to members.
I am pleased to announce that a new literary society is appearing on the Sydney scene – the Sydney C.S. Lewis Society. Lewis was of course the author of the loved Narnia novels, but he also wrote science fiction, religious books and literary criticism. The first meeting will be on Sat. 1st May, 10.30am, at the Castlereagh Hotel in Sydney. Cost $10 which includes introductory membership. The talk will be on ‘In the Steps of C.S.Lewis in Oxford and Dublin’ and will be given by Kel Richards, author of many books including four murder mysteries which feature C.S. Lewis and his brother. If you are interested in attending, please contact Christopher Cooper by email or 0403 077 473.
Are the works of C.S. Lewis amongst your favourites? Do you enjoy membership of literary societies? Tell me your thoughts in a comment.