It’s time to start thinking about the ChildLightUSA 5th Annual Charlotte Mason Education Conference:
“For the Beauty of the Earth”
(Information is available on the website, www.childlightusa.com )
“People are naturally divided into those who read and think and those who do not read or think….” C.M.
CLUSA conference goers have developed a custom of doing some preconference reading and sharing in a book discussion or two at the conference. This year we have selected
1. “Leaf by Niggle,” by J.R.R. Tolkein. A beautiful short story that elicits imagination, examines beauty, and is a metaphor. Here’s a review from the Tolkein Library. It is good for teachers and students. (You will probably find it in an anthology.)
2. Alfie Kohn’s essay, What Does It Mean to Be Well Educated?
3. The Christian Imagination, edited by Leland Ryken, revised and expanded
It contains essays by Schaeffer, Annie Dillard, George MacDonald, Lewis, Luci Shaw, Gene Edward Veith, Flannery O’Connor, T.S. Eliot, Peter Leithart, G.K. Chesterton (Did you know that he married the secretary of the P.N.E.U.?), Wendell Berry, Brian Godawa, Madeleine L’Engle, Tolkein, and others…..
We invite you to read one, or all of these offerings before arriving in Boiling Springs. Come prepared for rare, good conversation! Thanks to all who submitted suggestions.