10 June 2011

30th Annual G.K. Chesterton Conference to Be Held in St. Louis, August 4-6, 2011


The 30th Annual G.K. Chesterton Conference!

ACS NewsPosted by Richard Aleman on May 10, 2011


CHESTERTONIANS!!!

Join us for the  30th Annual G.K. Chesterton Conference
“Poet and Prophet”
August 4-6, 2011
Sheraton Westport Plaza
St. Louis, Missouri


THURSDAY, AUGUST 4

7 pm Welcome
Dale Ahlquist

(President of the American Chesterton Society)
The Poetic Prophet, The Prophetic Poet


8:30 pm
Christopher Check

(Executive Vice President of the Rockford Institute)
Lepanto: The Battle and the Poem


FRIDAY, AUGUST 5

9 am
Carl Hasler

(Professor of Philosophy at Collin College)
Chesterton: A Franciscan Thomist?


10:30 am
Robert Moore-Jumonville

(Professor of Religion at Spring Arbor University and columnist for Gilbert Magazine)
Paying Attention: The Poetry of Prayer.


1 pm
Dr. Pasquale Accardo

(Professor of Developmental Research in Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University, and  author of several books on medicine, literature, and detective fiction)
The Christian Epic of Freedom – Chesterton’s The Ballad of the White Horse


2:30 pm
Redd Griffin

(Instructor at Triton College and founding director of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation)
Battling for Elfland: Chesterton and William Butler Yeats


4:00 pm
Geir Hasnes

(Chesterton’s Bibliographer)
The White Elephant: The Inconvenience of Being Chestertonian


7 pm
Leah Darrow

(Former Contestant on the reality TV show America’s Next Top Model)
The Mysticism of Modesty and the Poetry of Purity


8:30 pm
A Performance of Magic
A play by G.K. Chesterton


SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

9 am
(A Mystery Speaker!)
Chesterton and Father Brown


10:30 am
Eleanor Bourg Donlon
(who is getting married on June 3, and will then be known as Eleanor Bourg Nicholson)
(Assistant executive editor of Dappled Things and assistant editor for the Saint Austin Review, and editor of the Ignatius Critical Edition of Dracula)
Damned Romantics: Chesterton, Shelley, Poetry, and of course, Vampyres


1 PM
Breakout Sessions

  • Women and Chesterton
  • Men and Chesterton
  • Young people and Chesterton
  • A Discussion of Chesterton’s Poetry
  • A Discussion of the play Magic
3 pm
Dr. Tod Worner

(Doctor of Internal Medicine, and Lecturer on the History of World War II)
Cigar-Smoking Prophets: Chesterton and Churchill


5 pm
Mass


7 pm
Closing Banquet


8 pm
Traditions: Jokes, Toasts, Songs, Clerihews, and other Fun.


PRE-REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE HERE

PRE-REGISTER FOR ROOMS AT THE SHERATON WESTPORT LAKESIDE CHALET HERE

AND FOR THE BANQUET HERE

The only meal that must be pre-registered for is the Saturday evening banquet. The cost is $50 per person and includes the meal and wine. It must be pre-registered for separately. All conference attendees are urged to come to the banquet, which is one of the great highlights of the conference. There is no need to pre-register for the other meals. Guests may choose from 15 different restaurants, of all varieties, on the grounds of the Sheraton Westport Plaza.

The cost for the conference is $50 for all three days, or $25 per day. Special student rates are available. The special rate on rooms at the Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet is $89 per night.

Pre-registration ends July 8. You may still register for the conference after this date, but rooms and banquet tickets are subject to availability. The conference registration fee after July 8 is $65 for all three days, or $35 per day.

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS!

To donate to the American Chesterton Society, click here.

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