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

All meetings are free and open to the public. Topics and 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 982 0602 7281 followed by #
When asked for a participant ID, just press #
Please stay on mute when not speaking.

​​2021 Schedule

​​Jan. 8, 2021
“Thoughts on Perelandra: A Moderated Discussion” 
with James Como
Feb. 12, 2021
​“Some More Notes on C. S. Lewis and Science Fiction”
with Eric Wurthmann
Mar. 12, 2021
​“The Four Loves
a moderated discussion with David Kornegay
Apr. 9, 2021
 “That Hideous Strength and a 
  Response to Industrialization in the
   Writings of C.S. Lewis and Wendell Berry” 
​with Matthew Dickerson

​​May 14, 2021
“From the Floor” 
a directed discussion 
  moderated by John Morrison
June 11, 2021
 “Dorothy L. Sayers’ Murder Must Advertise
with Charles Beach
July 9, 2021
 “C. S. Lewis and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
with Josiah Peterson
Aug. 13, 2021
No meeting

​September 10, 2021
Discussion of Till We Have Faces
moderated by James Como

​​October 8, 2021
with TBA

​Nov. 12, 2021
with Kevin Offner
Dec. 10, 2021
A Reading of ​"The King's Supper" from
 The Man Born to Be King
coordinated by Margaret Goodman​​​​​​​​​