Speaking Schedule

I live in Wisconsin and travel often to speak in the US and internationally. I travel regularly to England and am available to speak to study abroad groups as well as to U.K. organizations.

See below for current 2023-24 speaking schedule, and if you are interested in having me speak to your organization, please be in touch!


January 29: Christendom College, Front Royal, VA

February 9: “‘Fundamentally religious and Catholic’? Authorial Intent and the Intentional Fallacy.” Tolkien 50th Anniversary Seminar Series, Oxford University

February 13: “He could ‘recapture the glamour of the word’: Tolkien’s Engagement with the Bible.” Oxford University C.S. Lewis Society, Oxford, England

February 24: “To what extent is The Lord of the Rings a Christian story?” Taunton Talk lecture series, Grandpont House, Oxford

March 19: C.S. Lewis Society of Southern Mississippi

March 22: Providence College Humanities Forum, Providence, RI

April 4: Carroll College, MT

May 11: “Tolkien: His Life and Works.” Calgary, Canada

May 13-18: “The Voyage of the Inklings”: Houston Christian University / Ratio Christi Inklings Cruise

September 4-8: The Undiscovered CS Lewis Conference: George Fox University, Newberg, OR

November 8-9: The Well-Read Mom Conference, Milwaukee, WI

November 17: St Francis of Assisi, Colorado Springs, CO

November 19: Legatus, San Antonio, TX




September 1: Lecture and UK book launch for Tolkien’s Faith at the Birmingham Oratory

September 2: Oxford University “Tolkien 50: Tolkien’s Words and Worlds” conference, Corpus Christi College

September 4: Book launch for Tolkien’s Faith, Grandpont House, Oxford

September 10: St Mary’s, Hampstead Heath, London

September 22: “A Long-Expected Party”: Tolkien Conference, Franciscan University at Steubenville, OH

September 25: Lecture and US book launch for Tolkien’s Faith, at the Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College, IL

September 26: Wheaton College Tolkien Society

September 27: Faith & Reason Lecture Series, Newman Centre, Toronto Oratory, Canada

September 28: Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, Toronto, Canada

September 30 (online): Chesterton Club of Croatia, Chesterton-Tolkien conference (my talk is in English)

October 2: Houston Christian University

October 4: St Thomas Apostle / DC Oratorians in Formation, Washington, DC