July 27th, 2012Too Good To Miss!by Joseph Pearce
Time is running out! Register today for the 31st Annual Chesterton Conference in Reno, August 2-4!
The American Chesterton Society will celebrate the 100th anniversary of G.K. Chesterton’s classic novel, Manalive, at its 31st annual conference August 2-4 at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. The theme of the conference is “Break the Conventions, Keep the Commandments,” a pivotal line from Manalive.
One of the highlights of the conference will be the world premiere of the independent movie, Manalive, the first full-length feature film based on a novel by G.K. Chesterton. Scroll down for a complete list of conference speakers and their intriguing topics.
This is going to be a fun conference. Intellectually stimulating, spiritually nourishing, and full of Chesterton wit and joy! Come join us!
President, American Chesterton Society
For more information visit our website at www.chesterton.org.
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Schedule and Speakers
Thursday, August 2nd
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Registration and Vendor Exhibits
7:15 PM The Adventures of Wisdom Smith
Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society
8:30 PM The Humor and Humility of Chesterton
Joseph Pearce, Writer-in-Residence and Professor of Literature at Ave Maria University; Co-Editor of the Saint Austin Review (StAR)
Friday, August 3rd
9:00 AM The Failures of Innocent Smith
Cameron Moore, PhD, Baylor University and Chesterton scholar
10:30 AM The Nightmare Goodness of God
Ralph Wood, Professor of Theology and Literature, Baylor University
1:00 PM Chesterton’s Great Campaign to Save a Century
Jason Jones, President and Founder of Whole Life America; Co-Executive Producer of Bella
2:30 PM On Scandal
Mark Shea, Popular Catholic writer and speaker
4:00 PM Chesterton and Shakespeare
Kevin O’Brien, President & Artistic Director, Theater of the Word Incorporated
Evening Program – Manalive World Premiere!
Performance by Eric Genuis, virtuoso pianist and acclaimed performer
7:30 PM World premiere of the movie, Manalive
9:00 PM Comments by Joey Odendahl, director, Manalive
Followed by a chat with members of the cast (Mark Shea, Kevin O’Brien, Kaiser Johnson, Ashley Ahlquist, Dale Ahlquist)
Saturday, August 4th
9:00 AM The Plays and Poetry of Frances Chesterton
Nancy Carpentier Brown, author and Frances Chesterton expert
10:30 AM Life on Other Planets, Life on This Planet, and Chesterton
Julian Ahlquist, Chesterton Academy Faculty Member
1:00 PM Break-Out Sessions
Chesterton Q&A; Dale Ahlquist, President, the American Chesterton Society
How to Run and Grow a Local Society, Victoria Darkey, Chesterton Society Liaison
3:00 PM Chesterton and H.G. Wells: A Comparison
Andrew Tadie, Professor of English, Seattle University
Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral with the Most Reverend Randolph Calvo, Bishop of Reno
Closing Banquet - Traditions, Jokes, Toasts, Songs, Clerihews and Other Fun
(Pre-sold guests only – don’t forget to register! Click here for tickets.)
Discounted Hotel Rooms are Available!
Discounted room rates are available for conference attendees who stay at the
Silver Legacy Hotel. Call 1-800-687-8733 and mention group code ACS812
to reserve your rooms today at the discounted rate.
Questions? Contact the American Chesterton Society at 1-800-343-2425.
See you in Reno!