The Rivendell Group, the Minnesota Tolkien Society, and Common Good Books host a party to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Enjoy a Hobbit trivia quiz. Sing a couple of filk-songs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filk_music). David Emerson will read his Tolkien fan-fiction inspired short story; Ruth Berman, author of the new novel, Bradamant's Quest and Rhysling Award-winning poet will read Tolkien-inspired poetry, from her own pen and others'; Mikeal Smith will share his extensive collection of Hobbit editions; and yes, there will be birthday cake.
The Rivendell Discussion Group of the Mythopoeic Society has been meeting regularly on or near the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus for more than thirty years to study, discuss and enjoy myth, fantasy and imaginative literature in the traditions of J.R.R. Tolkien, George MacDonald, Christina Rossetti, T.H. White, Ursula K. LeGuin, Evangeline Walton, C.S. Lewis, Peter Beagle, Patricia McKillip, Jorge Luis Borges, Marion Zimmer Bradley, John Gardner and Angela Carter (among others). For information, visit /www.tc.umn.edu/~d-lena/RIVENDELL.html.
The Minnesota Tolkien Society exists for the enjoyment & delight of the life works of JRR Tolkien and is open to all who express such an interest. Find them online at www.facebook.com/tolkien.mn.