Kathy writes” This is the first time I have submitted an item for TORn’s news page, so I hope it is of interest. Here is the info from the 3/24 Austin American Statesman:

C.S. Lewis Expert to Talk: C.S. Lewis expert Walter Hooper will give two public lectures in Central Texas next week and will receive an honorary doctorate from Concordia University in Austin. Hooper, once the private secretary to the beloved Christian writer, co-authored a biography on Lewis and wrote a guide to his work, which includes the “Chronicles of Narnia” series and “Mere Christianity.”

Hooper serves as the adviser to the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society in England and is the literary executor of the C.S. Lewis estate. He will speak at Concordia’s Beto Academic Center, 3400 Interstate 35 in Austin, Texas, at 7 p.m. Monday (3/26). For more information go to concordia.edu. At 7 p.m. Tuesday (3/27), Hooper will give a talk at Texas State University’s Centennial Hall, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, Texas. For more information, go to txstate.edu.

Again, I hope this information is useful to you and is appropriate for inclusion on TORn’s news page. You know, for the Austin area to have such a rich and diverse academic community (including the University of Texas and several other highly respected universities) we in Central Texas enjoy precious few opportunities for Tolkien/Inkling/ fantasy related events — scholarly, entertainment, or otherwise.