Imagine getting the above Christmas note from J.R.R. Tolkien… If you had received that note as a gift from him, how would it rank as one of the most thoughtful or memorable gifts you’ve ever received? Let us know! Here’s the transcription of Tolkien’s Christmas greeting:DEAR HUGH THIS IS JUST TO WISH YOU A HAPPY…
As you may know, we are hosting the first annual Celebration of JRR Tolkien this coming November 9-10 at the enchanting Old Cigar Warehouse in Greenville, South Carolina. We are thrilled to be bringing together some of the world’s leading Tolkien experts, artists, performers, and authors of our day. Celebrate Tolkien will be a wonderful two-day event.
So…here is our question: if you were to come, what topics on Tolkien and Middle-earth would you like our presenters to address?
You are invited to attend the first annual Celebration of JRR Tolkien at the enchanting Old Cigar Warehouse in Greenville, South Carolina on November 9-10, 2017. This event will feature presentations by some of the world’s leading Tolkien experts, artists, performers, and authors of our day. The presentations are not the only part of the celebration. Also join us for a pipe smoking competition, Hobbit games, and Middle Earth themed food and music.
“The chief power (of all the rings alike) was the prevention or slowing of decay…”
If literature teaches us anything at all, it is this: that we have in us an eternal element, free from care and fear, which can survey the things in ‘life’ we call evil with serenity…
“Certainly there was an Eden on this very unhappy earth. We all long for it, and we are constantly glimpsing it: our whole nature at its best and least corrupted, its gentlest and most humane, is still soaked with the sense of exile. If you come to think of it…”