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LOTR Reading Marathon in Cleveland
Xoanon @ 7:55 pm EST

We're very excited to let you know about our current plans for the upcoming 3rd ANNUAL J.R.R. TOLKIEN'S "LORD OF THE RINGS" MARATHON READING CELEBRATION @ Cleveland State University's historic MATHER MANSION, 2605 Euclid Ave, November 20-22, 2003, in Cleveland, Ohio. This event is a cooperative effort between The EDGE: Lutheran Campus Ministry & Art Gallery and the Cleveland State University English Department. All events are FREE and open to the public.

Anything you could do to publicize the event on your site, to encourage people to be involved, would be greatly appreciated.

We would love to have viewers of your website who could make it to Cleveland, Ohio, to be involved in this event, to attend the workshops and/or be readers in the Marathon Reading itself, or just come and listen.

If you have any questions or comments about this event, please don't hesitate to email us or visit our website at www.csuohio.edu/lotr/

We will be reading "The Return of the King" this year. In addition to the Marathon Reading itself, we also have 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). We also have a Walden Books booktable at all the events with all sorts of interesting books and related Tolkien merchandise available for sale.

This LOTR Reading Celebration promises to be the best one yet. We've got a FANTASTIC LINEUP of Presenters for our Workshops and Keynote Lecture!!!!!!!!

We've got Tom Shippey coming and Joseph Pearce as well. They are incredible Tolkien Scholars. Shippey is the foremost Tolkien scholar around these days.

Our Celebration is an inter-generational event with people ranging from college students and faculty, to high school and elementary children, to other interested adults, local authors, actors, etc..., all from our Northeast Ohio area.

Below is the Schedule of events for the 3rd ANNUAL J.R.R. TOLKIEN'S "LORD OF THE RINGS" MARATHON READING CELEBRATION. Attached is the Flyer as a Word Document about the event that could be posted on your site. We also have a current Brochure which can be mailed to you that has ALL THE DETAILS that the Flyer does not.

Peace and blessings,

Pastor Gordon

The EDGE: Lutheran Campus Ministry at CSU & Art Gallery


6 - 7:30 PM:

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)

7:45 - 9:15 PM:

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)


12 NOON - 3:30 PM

A Special Edition DVD extended version of "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"


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"


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.

FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL EVENTS: (Registration required for workshops and to read). Lots of FREE Prizes! Call 216-241-7120 to register, or visit www.csuohio.edu/lotr/