Tolkien Reading Day 2017
25 March 2017
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The theme for Tolkien Reading Day 2017 is Poetry and Songs in Tolkien’s Fiction. What will you be reading?

What is Tolkien Reading Day?

Tolkien Reading Day is held on the 25th of March each year.

It has been organised by the Tolkien Society since 2003 to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading favourite passages. We particularly encourage schools, museums and libraries to host their own Tolkien Reading Day events.

Story Museum event

To celebrate this year’s Tolkien Reading Day, the Society is hosting an event a day of events at the Story Museum. As part of the day, the Society has obtained the permission of the Tolkien Estate for live storytellings of Mr. Bliss. The itinerary for the day includes:

  • 11.00-11:30 – Storytelling of Mr. Bliss by storyteller Lucy Walters
  • 11:45-12:15 – The Makers of Middle-earth: the story of gods and goddesses told through costume
  • 13:00-13:30 – Storytelling of Mr. Bliss by storyteller Lucy Walters
  • 14.30-15:00 – Storytelling of Mr. Bliss by storyteller Lucy Walters
  • 16.00-17.00 – Professor Adam Roberts from Royal Holloway, University of London delivers a special guest lecture to mark Tolkien Reading Day (reserve your place via Eventbrite)

Throughout the day you will also be able to explore the Story Museum and take part in workshops.

What will you be reading?

Let us know what you’ll be reading in the comments below or on Twitter using the hashtag #TolkienReadingDay