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The Society will meet again in February to discuss Chesterton's On G.F. Watts. We wanted to announce this book right away so that people have time to procure and read it!
The book is available online and in various formats, but we'd encourage anyone who can to purchase directly from the American Chesterton Society. The edition has some added perks - apart from being able to support the Society with the purchase! Here is the description from the website:
"A beautiful new book published by the Watts Gallery in England", this edition "[i]ncludes the full text of Chesterton’s 1904 monograph on Watts, plus several previously uncollected essays by Chesterton on this exquisite artist. 8 full-color plates. Foreword by Mark Bills, Curator of the Watts Gallery."
Pick up your copy today and begin reading, and we will see you on Sunday, February 17, 2019 to discuss this fascinating work! Please RSVP for this meeting below.
This December - on Friday, Dec. 21st at 7:00 PM at Ivy Hall - join us as we discuss one of Chesterton's favorite writers and his classic Christmas tales: we will be discussing Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and The Cricket on the Hearth.
You can find both books online at Project Gutenberg: click here for A Christmas Carol and click here for The Cricket on the Hearth. You can access another, slightly more readable version of A Christmas Carol here as well.
Also, as promised at the November meeting, I'm including a link to a paper I wrote on Dickens' Christmas works: click here to download. Please note: I recommend you read the books before reading the paper, if you are interested in the paper. It depends on the content of the works.
See below to RSVP. We hope you'll join us in December for this great discussion of a wonderful seasonal classic and its lesser-known companion work!
Members may be interested in an upcoming conference on The Person and Bioethics: Defending the Dignity of the Human Person in Modern Medicine.
The conference will be held at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary on October 26-27.
For cost and schedule details, click the button below to download a flier. To register, click here.
Drop us a line if you plan to attend, and don't forget to mention during receptions and breaks that you're from the local Chesterton society!
Unfortunately, we have had to postpone our discussion of Charles Williams' All Hallows' Eve until November 18th. See below for details. If you still haven't been able to read the book, here is your chance. You can get a copy of it here.
For the Society's next meeting on September 23rd, we are doing something a bit different: rather than discussing a work as per usual, we will be discussing our Society itself. This will be, as it were, a "business meeting" of the Society, to discuss the results of our Member Survey and the future and the organizational structure of our little group.
UPDATE: The results are in! Download a report of the Survey data here.
Questions to be addressed include:
NOTE: Even though this is a "business meeting," new members (as always) are very much welcome! [Indeed, new perspectives would be particularly helpful given the focus of this meeting!]
Please RSVP for the September meeting at the bottom of this post.
We aim to provide fellowship and fun in the Philadelphia area as we gather and honor the personal and literary legacy of G.K. Chesterton.
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