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The Inklings—Creativity, Collaboration, and Community

Our 2020 Square Halo Conference will feature Matthew Dickerson, Donald T. Williams, Christine Perrin, Reverie Actor’s Company, Neil Gussman, Shawn Smucker, Graham Denis, Ned Bustard, Leslie Bustard, and Andrew Peterson. The conference will be held in The Trust Performing Arts Center (37 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA), in collaboration with The Trust, The Row House, Reverie’s Actor’s Company, and The Rabbit and the Dragonfly Cafe.

As an added bonus, Hearts & Minds Bookstore will have one of their incomparable book tables on site to enjoy thought the conference.

The schedule below is tentative and subject to change.

SCHEDULE
FRIDAY | May 1, 2020

6 pm — Registration
7 pm — The Row House Forum: Matthew Dickerson | Great Hall
9pm — Pub Night Gathering | Annie Bailey’s 

SATURDAY | May 2, 2020
8:15 — Biscuits and Jam Breakfast
9 — Plenary 1: Donald T. Williams (author of Deeper Magic: The Theology Behind the Writings of C.S. Lewis)
10 — Coffee Break
10:30 — Breakout Session 1
Poetics of the Inklings | Square Halo Gallery
The Man Born to Be King drama workshop | Board Room
Leaf by Niggle dramatic reading by the Reverie Actor’s Company | Black Box Theater
The Great Divorce and Dante | Great Hall
11:30 — Breakout Session 2
Matthew Dickerson | Square Halo Gallery
Writer’s Workshop with Shawn Smucker | Board Room
Leaf by Niggle dramatic reading by the Reverie Actor’s Company | Black Box Theater
The Space Trilogy and Gender | Great Hall
12:30 — LUNCH | Box Lunch (provided)
1:15-2:45 Free Time 
High Tea | Board Room
Gallery Pop-up Printing Workshop with Ned Bustard | Square Halo Gallery
Leaf by Niggle dramatic reading by the Reverie Actor’s Company | Black Box Theater
3:00 — Plenary Session 2: Donald T. Williams 
4:00 — Breakout Sessions 3
Live Podcast recording Leslie Bustard with Matthew Dickerson and David Downey | Square Halo Gallery
The Other Inklings | Board Room
Leaf by Niggle dramatic reading by the Reverie Actor’s Company | Black Box Theater
5:00 — DINNER | On your own at local restaurants

7:00 — Plenary Session 3 (Closing Comments)

8:00 — CONCERT | Andrew Peterson


*The Row House will host a “Hobbit Hike” with Matthew Dickerson on Sunday afternoon.