The latest projects by the Italian Tolkien Society...
"Everyone with a serious interest in Tolkien's invented languages is invited to participate, and encouraged to prepare, bring, and deliver a paper on any aspect of Tolkien's languages. The program will consist of listening to and discussing the papers; as well as meeting each other, breaking bread together, and generally enjoying each other's company."
There's a really big event happening late this year in a part of northern Middle-earth called "Toronto". It's called "The Tournament of the Mark." I gather it is being thrown by some of the horse-lords from the south. However, I suppose they must have relations in "Toronto." Its not on the map though, so don't bother looking.
Ian at the Tolkien Society just updated me with the info that this year's Tolkien weekend will be opened by Simon Tolkien, JRR Tolkien's Grandson.
2003's Tolkien Weekend at Sarehole Mill will be the biggest yet! This is the fourth such event, and now an annual item in the Birmingham calendar. Sarehole Mill was the "original" for the Mill at Bywater in the Shire in The Lord of the Rings.
Wisdom, both rational and intuitive, has often been symbolized by feminine figures, from Pallas Athene down to George MacDonald's goddess-figures; Charles Williams' Sibyl Coningsby; Tolkien's Galadriel; C.S. Lewis' Psyche; and others. We will consider these matters under the inspiration of Nashville's Athena statue, recalling in its full stature and grandeur the original of Pheidias, and with the illumination furnished by two wise women.
Transport yourself into a magical world of fantasy, a time when immortal dryads in the ancient forests co-existed with human heroes and evil wizards; a time when eagles could speak and monstrous gargoyles guarded impregnable fortresses of evil.
"Paul Rhein and the good folks at ISI graciously invited me to lead a discussion (or several discussions with multiple threads) this week on the meaning and significance of J.R.R. Tolkien and his works. Any chance to write/discuss Tolkien is a treat. And, to do so for ISI is a double treat..."
"The Tolkien Society's recent announcement that 25th March would be Tolkien Reading Day was met with enthusiasm by schools and libraries around the world..."
On Saturday March 29th Heren Istarion and Marymount Manhattan College will be hosting: Tolkien Reading Day in the Nugent Lounge of Marymount Manhattan College 71st St. between 2nd and 3rd avenues, 1pm-5pm.
"John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is ready to enter, for the first time, into a European Institution..."