| Scholar to speak on C.S. Lewis
Catholic author and scholar Joseph Pearce will present three lectures Feb. 22 on "The World of C.S. Lewis."
Two of the lectures will be presented at the Cathedral Event Center, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. They are "Narnia and Middle Earth: When Two Worlds Collude" at 11 a.m. and "Christianity and Narnia" at 1:30 p.m.
The third lecture of the day, "C.S. Lewis and the Catholic Church," will be presented at 6 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland.
Tickets for each lecture are $25 for adults and $15 for students. Discount packages are available for those who wish to attend a combination of lectures. Tickets are available at www.theworldofcslewis.com.
Pearce, writer-in-residence and fellow at St. Thomas More College of the Liberal Arts in Merrimack, New Hampshire, spoke in Oakland last year on "The World of Tolkien."
In addition, two events for benefactors are planned: A benefactor literary salon will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 and a benefactor dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 21. Information about benefactor invitations is available at the website.
St. Anne's Guild of St. Margaret Mary Parish of Oakland is the sponsor of the event. The guild was founded in 1931 with the purpose of building a parish community, service to the pastor and raising money for the care and maintenance of the sanctuary. Additional sponsors include Immaculate Heart Radio, Ignatius Press, C.S. Lewis Society of California and Focus, Fellowship of Catholic University Students.
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