Just got the following heads up from Ian at The Tolkien Society!
3rd Annual J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” Marathon Reading Celebration
November 20-22, 2003
At Cleveland State University’s historic MATHER MANSION, 2605 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio.
This event is a cooperative effort between The EDGE: Lutheran CampusMinistry & Art Gallery, the Cleveland State University English Department and New Line Cinema. All events are FREE and open to the public.
This year’s Marathon Reading will be “The Return of the King” this year, and in addition to the marathon there will be four workshops, a keynote lecture, the DVD movie version of “The Two Towers,” a Reception, several drawings in which we give away over $2,000 worth of books and related “Lord of the Rings” merchandise (donated graciously from Houghton Mifflin and New Line Cinema).
Speakers include Prof Tom Shippey & Joseph Pearce
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20: 4 WORKSHOPS
1) “The Lord of the Rings” on the Screen: Does it Work? (Prof Bruce Beatie, CSU)
2) Tolkien and Wagner: The Two Rings (Prof Ed Haymes, CSU)
3) Tolkien: Truth & Myth (Prof Joseph Pearce, Ave Maria College)
4) Trees, Chainsaws, and Visions of Paradise in Tolkien (Prof Tom Shippey, Saint Louis Univ)
FRIDAY, NOV 21: THE MOVIE (12 NOON – 3:30 PM)
A Special Edition DVD extended version of “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”
MARATHON READING RECEPTION (6 – 7 PM)
Free Food, Refreshments, Live Music, Mt. Doom Cupcakes, Raffle for GREAT PRIZES, as we gather for the Keynote Speaker & Marathon Reading of “The Return of the King”
FRIDAY, NOV 21: KEYNOTE LECTURE (7 – 8:30 PM)
J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century (Prof Tom Shippey, Saint Louis Univ)
9 PM: The MARATHON READING of “The Return of the King” will begin and conclude 1 PM on Saturday 22nd.
FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL EVENTS: (Registration required for workshops and to read).
Lots of FREE Prizes! Call 216-241-7120 to register, or visit: