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Celebrate C.S. Lewis' 50th Anniversary at 'Living the Legacy: The Vision, Voice, & Vocation of C.S. Lewis'

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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
June 18, 2013|11:52 am

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of famed author C.S. Lewis, and the C.S. Lewis foundation is inviting everyone to celebrate in his life and legacy.

The foundation is running an event, "Living the Legacy: The Vision, Voice, & Vocation of C.S. Lewis" from June 21-23 at the University of San Diego campus overlooking Mission Bay.

Living the Legacy will features renowned speakers: Malcolm Guite, Peter Kreeft, Paul Ford and James Como.

The event is sure to be "an extraordinary three day feast of Faith, Intellect and Imagination," said Stanley Mattson, C.S. Lewis Foundation President.

Aside from the speakers there will be interactive workshops and a dramatic performance of Lewis' "The Great Divorce" by actor, Anthony Lawton in addition to a concert by singer/songwriter, Steve Bell.

Remembering the importance of C.S. for his contributions in the literary world among other things is the main goal of the event.

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"Nearly fifty years after his death, the popularity and cultural impact of C.S. Lewis is stronger than ever. His books are published in dozens of languages and inspire every new generation. The Chronicles of Narnia films have generated billions in ticket sales and continuous theatre performances of his works certify to the enduring imaginative power and wonder of Lewis' world.  It's also just been announced Lewis will be inducted this coming November into the famed 'Poet's Corner' at Westminster Abbey in London," the C.S. Lewis Foundation released in a statement.

According to the press release, Lewis should be most remembered for "His Vision," "His Voice," and "His Vocation."

Lewis will be remembered most for his works: "The Chronicles of Narnia," "The Screwtape Letters," "Mere Christianity," and "The Pilgrims Regress."

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