What is Tolkien Reading Day?
Held on the
symbolic date of the Downfall of Sauron, TRD celebrates the writings of
Professor Tolkien and encourages people to read more of his work. This
year's topic, as suggested by the Tolkien Society, is "hope".
How should I celebrate Tolkien Reading Day?
– grab your favourite Tolkien book, or perhaps one you haven't read
before, and dive in! Gather your friends, students, classmates, book
club, etc. for readings!
What kind of events are happening in the United States?
Los Angeles, CA – Tolkien Forever
has been hosting a Reading Day since 2006. This year, they'll be
meeting at The Last Bookstore on Saturday, March 22; visit their Facebook event page for more information.
Longmont, CO - Join the Grey Havens Group on March 22 as they
celebrate Tolkien Reading Day at the La Vita Bella coffee shop. For more
information, check out the event page on Facebook.
Phoenix, AZ – The Serendipity Center for Informal Learning will
be hosting a Tolkien Reading Day celebration on March 25 from 10-11pm.
Visit the Facebook event page for more information.
Forest Park, IL – From 7-9 pm on March 25, Defiant Comics will be hosting a celebration with Bulbo Wunkins (aka The Wobbit). Join them for book signings, costumes, prizes, singalongs, and more.
Albuquerque, NM – The University of New Mexico's Hobbit Society will be hosting a Tolkien Reading Day celebration on March 25. Visit the Facebook event page for more details.
*For a list of international events, please visit Britta's blog at use well the days.