The New York C.S. Lewis Society

​» Held every second Friday of the month 
   (except August and Good Friday)
» Starting at 7:30 with refreshments
   at 9 pm
» At the Parish House of
  ​ ​The Church of​ the Ascension,
   12 West 11th St, Manhattan, New York
» Closest Subway: 14th St. Union Square
» On-street parking starts at 6:30 pm
» Call (212) 254-8620 if in doubt of 
    meeting  ​being held due to bad weather
Nicknamed “The Bird and the Baby”, this English pub is where Lewis, Tolkien, and their friends met regularly for pipes and beer between 1939 and 1962.
“If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.”                                                               C.S. Lewis

It's not "The Bird and Baby" but it's been our meeting place for several decades
The Society meets monthly for discussion 
​and/or to be addressed by a speaker

Meetings are free & open to the public. Topics & speakers subject to change.


Zoom link for all 7:30 pm meetings:​

​To join by phone:
​Call: 646 558 8656 (New York) 
Enter meeting ID 991 0425 4894 followed by #
When asked for a participant ID, just press #
Please stay on mute when not speaking.

2023 Schedule
January 13, 2023
Joseph A. Kohm on his book: The Unknown Garden of AnotherHeart:
​The Surprising Friendship between C.S. Lewis and Arthur 

February 10, 2023
 From the Floor – a guided discussion (Zoom)
​moderated by John Morrison

​Mar. 10, 2023
“Aslan’s Breath in The Chronicles of Narnia" (Zoom)
with Matthew Dickerson
Apr. 14, 2023
 James Como on Major Warren Lewis; David Kornegay reporting on a Montreat Conference and moderating a discussion. (Zoom) 

​​May 12, 2023
“My Journey with C. S. Lewis”  (Zoom)
with Will Vaus
June 9, 2023
 “Among the War Poets: C. S. Lewis’s Spirits in Bondage and Its Contemporaries” (Zoom)
with Charles Beach ​

July 14, 2023
Group discussion of George MacDonald’s Phantastes (Zoom)

moderated by Josiah Peterson ​
Aug. 12, 2023
​No meeting​​​

September 8, 2023
“Treasure Hunts Among Lewis Manuscripts:
​ The Hidden Key 
in Lewis’s Handwriting”  (Zoom)
​with Charlie Starr
October 13, 2023
“The Gothic Gospel: Elements of Horror
​in the Narratives of 
Lewis, Tolkien, and Williams” (Zoom)
with Ron Wheeler

​Nov. 10, 2023
“Surprising Things I Learned about C. S. Lewis
​While Writing his 
Biography”  (Zoom)
with Hal Poe ​​
Dec. 8, 2023
“The Devouring Womb:
C. S. Lewis on Corrupted Love and Motherhood”
​with Abigail E. Jones (Zoom)