The first French conference focused on C. S. Lewis was held at Lille Catholic University in June 2011. Bruce L. Edwards delivered a plenary talk there exploring the theme of friendship as demonstrated in the correspondence between Lewis and his American readers. Edwards had intended to revise this address for inclusion in the memorial volume dedicated to his friend Chris Mitchell. Edwards died in 2015 while still making revisions to the draft below.
Edwards, Bruce L.
"A Message in a Bottle: C.S. Lewis's American Epistolary Friendships,"
Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal: Vol. 15
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/cslewisjournal/vol15/iss1/6