Episode 16 | The Inklings, Creativity, and Community, with Diana Glyer

On February 12th, 2021, we were delighted to welcome award-winning author and professor Diana Glyer. Glyer is intrigued by the creative process, particularly how creativity thrives within small groups and creative clusters. She has written extensively on the lives and work of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and their beloved community known as the Inklings.

We hope you enjoy this conversation on the importance of collaboration and the necessity of friendship to the creative process, and we hope you’ll be inspired to think imaginatively about how you can cultivate generative and culture-shaping friendships and communities.

Learn more about Diana Glyer.

Watch the full Online Conversation and read the transcript from February 12, 2021. 

Authors and books mentioned in the conversation:

The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community, by Diana Glyer
Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings, by Diana Glyer
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
Charles Williams
C.S. Lewis
Owen Barfield
Hugo Dyson
Out of the Silent Planet, by C.S. Lewis
Jerry Root
The Weight of Glory, by C.S. Lewis

Related Trinity Forum Readings:

On Friendship, by Cicero
The Golden Key, by George MacDonald
The Oracle of the Dog, by G.K. Chesterton
The Lost Tools of Learning, by Dorothy Sayers

Related Conversations:

Suffering, Friendship, and Courage: What Lewis & Tolkien Teach us about Resilience & Imagination, an Online Conversation with Joe Loconte

Special thanks to Ned Bustard for the artwork and Andrew Peterson for the music.

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