A Note on our Keynote Speakers

Grey Havens YA encourages its members to take their interests seriously. Whether or not they decide to become professional scholars, we hope that they will enjoy research and scholarship all their lives, delving happily into whatever topics interest them. That is why we are thrilled that they will be playing a large part in our upcoming academic symposium. Here is some information about the symposium’s keynote speakers.

The Grey Havens Group

On Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26, the Grey Havens Group will be hosting its symposium, Real Myth and Mithril: Delving into Fantasy Literature. We have been fortunate to attract some impressive talent to this event. There will be fascinating scholars, gifted authors, dedicated musicians, audacious cosplayers and even a daring troupe of stage combat performers.

Of course, one of the key draws to any symposium or conference is the keynote speaker. At Real Myth and Mithril, we will have, not one, but two distinguished scholars, one speaking each day of the symposium. Here is more about the scholars who will be honoring us with their insights.

Dr. Leslie Taylor: 

Leslie Taylor’s research interests include mythology, theology and poetry.  She has published on a variety of topics including the logos tomeus metaphor in ancient literature and the influential philosopher Boethius.  As a college Lecturer, Leslie has developed and taught…

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