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Public Lecture to Explore J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis Friendship

Released: 02/20/2007

On Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m., Emile Griffin will explore the lives and friendship of best-selling authors J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis in LSU Alexandria’s next public lecture held at the Alexandria Museum of Art.

Griffin, a native of New Orleans, is a professional writer and editor who began her career in advertising before eventually ending up in the literary world. Once named Advertising Copywriter of the Year by the Advertising Club of New Orleans, Griffin now focuses on writing about Christian spirituality. She has now authored 15 books on this topic.

Currently, Griffin is the editor of the HarperCollins Spiritual Classics. She and her husband, William Griffin, who is an authority on C.S. Lewis, were founding members of the Chrysostom Society, a national writers group formed in the 1980s.

“J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: Friends, Scholars, Storytellers” is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Eamon Halpin at 473-6581.