Azusa Pacific University Library Special Collections presents an exhibit titled, "Madeleine L'Engle and the Chrysostom Society: 50th Anniversary of A Wrinkle in Time." The free, public exhibit is on display in Azusa Pacific University’s Darling Library Conference Room, located on West Campus, at 701 E. Foothill Blvd., in Azusa, until May 20, 2013.
Renowned children’s author L’Engle (1918-2007) has 60 books to her credit, including the beloved literary classic A Wrinkle in Time, first published in 1962. This science fiction fantasy novel garnered L’Engle a Newbury Medal and weaves together powerful themes of good vs. evil, Christian morality, and the intersection of faith and reason. A first edition of A Wrinkle in Time, and an uncorrected proof of the original manuscript, The Other Side of the Sun, are featured exhibition items along side L’Engle’s other books, personal letters, and photographs.
Also on display are her collaborative works with writers belonging to the Chrysostom Society, a community of celebrated Christian writers including founding members Richard Foster (A Celebration of Discipline), Calvin Miller (The Singer), and Karen Burton Mains (Open Heart, Open Home). Items from the Chrysostom Society, named after Saint John Chrysostom, an early fifth-century church leader known for his writing and sermons, were recently added to APU’s Special Collections, which also houses an Inklings collection.
Azusa Pacific University Library Special Collections has more than 6,500 holdings including presidential signatures, 500-year-old Bibles, and Dead Sea Scroll fragments. Special Collections’ exists to collect, describe, organize, preserve, provide access to, and promote the use of rare and unique research material for the educational, research, and administrative activities of Azusa Pacific University and its constituencies. For inquiries about the L’Engle exhibit, contact Luba Zakharov, librarian and curator, at (626) 815-6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.