The Inklings Fellowship


What Are Inklings?

The “inklings” originally were an informal literary circle in Oxford that began in the early 1930s which consisted of C.S. Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Owen Barfield, and Charles Williams. This group met to enjoy the process of reading, thinking, and ultimately encouraging one another in their literary pursuits.

The C.S. Lewis Institute of Northeast Ohio Inklings will meet for similar purposes of thinking, reading, and encouragement but all centered on the call of Christ to be disciples.

The Inklings will be made up of CSLI Fellows who have completed either one or both of the CSLI Fellow’s program and have a desire to continue to be challenged and encouraged in our desire to grow into “little Christ’s”.

What is Required?

  1. Be a monthly supporter of CSLI Northeast Ohio (required of fellows alumni)
  2. Attend Fall Retreat (Friday – Sunday).
  3. Commit to being at all Saturday AM lectures.
  4. Complete monthly reading (One book per month).
  5. Memorize Scripture of the month.
  6. Meet monthly with a small group or an accountability partner.
  7. Attend community lectures as able.

2021-2022 Inklings Schedule

  • Application complete by May 30th, 2022
  • Orientation meeting on Saturday, June 11th from 1:30-2:30 pm.
  • Fall Retreat from Friday, September 9th through Sunday, September 11th.
  • Saturday Lecture – first Saturday of every month.

Eagle and Child, an Oxford pub where the Inklings met.


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