Reading C.S. Lewis can be a master class in how to write. His prose is clear and vivid, his dialogue is convincing, he strikes a fine balance between showing and telling, and he has a gift for conveying abstract ideas in concrete language. In short, Lewis’s writing embodies the principles that writing instructors try to inculcate.
In Writing Through the Wardrobe, we will examine The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with a writer’s eye, to see how we can make Lewis’s techniques work in our own writing.
Writing through the Wardrobe includes six 90-minute live lectures* via Zoom, as well as a dedicated online forum for discussion and optional writing exercises.
*Recordings of the lectures will also be available for learners who can’t attend the live lectures.
Date and Time:
Thursday afternoons, Feb 6 – March 12, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Central
Adults and High-Schoolers
Showing and Telling
Concrete and Abstract Language
Desire, Choice, and Consequence
Juxtaposition and Inversion
All readings from
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Feb 6: Chapters 1–3
Feb 13: Chapters 4–6
Feb 20: Chapters 7–9
Feb 27: Chapters 10–12
Mar 5: Chapters 13–15
Mar 12: Chapters 16–17