04 March 2014

Tolkien Reading Day 2014 – List of Events

March 25, aka Tolkien Reading Day, is fast approaching! 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?

Simple – 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!


Who is celebrating Tolkien Reading Day this year?

AUSTRALIA

Brisbane – Join the Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship on Saturday, March 22nd at Logan North Library from 11-1 and enjoy readings, poems, music, and songs.


DENMARK *

Copenhague – Join Bri – Tolkienselskabet i København at Faraos Cigarer as they celebrate Tolkien Reading Day. More info.


GERMANY

Hannover – The Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft will be hosting Tolkien Reading Day activities at Buchhandlung Hugendubel at 3pm on March 25. For more information, visit the DTG website.

Oberhausen – The Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft will be hosting Tolkien Reading Day activities at Buchhandlung Zweitbuch at 4pm on March 25. For more information, visit the DTG website.

Worms – The Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft will be hosting Tolkien Reading Day activities at Stadtbibliothek at 3pm on March 25. For more information, visit the DTG website.


HUNGARY *

Magyar Tolkien Társaság is hosting a celebration on March 25. More info on Facebook.


PERU *

The  Sociedad Tolkien Peruana will be hosting a Tolkien Reading Day celebration on March 23. Visit their Facebook event page for more information.


UNITED STATES

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.

Los Angeles, CATolkien 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.

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.


WORLDWIDE

The Middle-earth News will be celebrating Tolkien Reading Day via contests and  giveaways throughout the month of March. For a full schedule of events, visit the Middle-earth News' webpage.


Are you hosting a Tolkien Reading Day celebration, or know of any event(s) I've missed? Please leave a comment below so I can update this post!



* Many thanks to Marcel (The Tolkienist) for these listings; be sure to visit his webpage for more international listings, all of which are on a convenient Google Calendar, which you can print or download for easy viewing. 

2 comments:

  1. The Slovene Tolkien Society is also preparing a Reading day in a bookstore in the center of Ljubljana.
    Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/531333706985763/

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  2. The Lithuanian Tolkien Society is holding an event in a large bookshop in Vilnius. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/360922890715298/ (all info there is in Lithuanian, but if any non-Lithuanian would like to attend, don't hesitate to contact us!)

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