Amy Sturgis, adjunct instructor of liberal studies at Belmont University, received the inaugural Imperishable Flame Award sponsored by the Northeast Tolkien Society in the category of “Tolkien/Inkling Inspired Scholarship.” Included prominently in her accomplishments for the year was her coordination of the “Past Watchful Dragons” C.S. Lewis conference held on Belmont’s campus last November. In a related award, progressive rock band Glass Hammer received the award in the catetgory of “Inspired Creativity” for their performance at the same conference debuting their C.S. Lewis-inspired album. The performance at Belmont is now available on DVD.
Sturgis accepted her award in a special ceremony at the International Tolkien Society Conference (“The Gathering”) in Toronto. While in Toronto, Sturgis also signed copies of her new edited edition of Baron de la Motte Fouque’s The Magic Ring. The book was available to conference attendees before its official release in September.