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''The Inklings'' were an informal literary discussion group that met in the 1930s and 40s in an Oxford pub called The Eagle and Child. Its members included several noted authors, most famously Creator/CSLewis and Creator/JRRTolkien. Poet Creator/HugoDyson, author Creator/CharlesWilliams, philosopher Owen Barfield, and historian Warren Lewis (the other Lewis's brother) were also members. Creator/DorothyLSayers is [[TheChick sometimes referred to as a member]]; while she was friends with Lewis and Tolkien, university literary groups in that era were male-only.

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''The Inklings'' were an informal literary discussion group that met in the 1930s and 40s in an Oxford pub called The Eagle and Child. Its members included several noted authors, most famously Creator/CSLewis and Creator/JRRTolkien. Poet Creator/HugoDyson, author Creator/CharlesWilliams, philosopher Owen Barfield, and historian Warren Lewis (the other Lewis's brother) were also members. Creator/DorothyLSayers is [[TheChick sometimes referred to as a member]]; member]], but, while she was friends with Lewis and Tolkien, university literary groups in that era were male-only.

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!! Members of the Inklings with wiki pages:
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* Creator/CSLewis
* Creator/JRRTolkien
* Creator/CharlesWilliams
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''The Inklings'' were an informal literary discussion group that met in the 1930s and 40s in an Oxford pub called The Eagle and Child. Its members included several noted authors, most famously Creator/CSLewis and Creator/JRRTolkien. Poet Creator/HugoDyson, author Creator/CharlesWilliams, philosopher Owen Barfield, and historian Warren Lewis (the other Lewis's brother) were also members. Creator/DorothyLSayers is [[TheChick sometimes referred to as a member]]; while she was friends with Lewis and Tolkien, university literary groups in that era were male-only.

Readings and discussions of members' works in progress was the primary purpose of the group. As a result, many works, including ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', were first shared within this group of friends. Because of this close association between the authors and their familiarity with each other's work, influences can be seen between them and even {{shoutout}}s to (at the time) unpublished works.

Because of the involvement of Lewis, Williams, and Tolkien, the Inklings are considered to have a significant influence on the genres of {{Fantasy}} and {{Mythopoeia}}.

[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused with]] [[VideoGame/{{Splatoon}} that race of humanoid squid who spray multicolored ink everywhere]].

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