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>Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 18:44:50 -0400 (EDT)
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>From: THE EDGE <luthcampmin@...>
>Subject: Fellowship of the Ring Marathon Reading
> > Rev. Gordon Jardy, The EDGE: Lutheran Campus Ministry at CSU
>> Greetings from somewhere other than "Middle-earth!" I am
>> a campus pastor here at Cleveland State University and am in
>> conversation with our English department here about doing a
>> Marathon reading of "The Fellowship of the Ring" in October, 2001
>> for our Fall Semester at the University.
>> This would be the first time we are attempting something like this.
>> We need some basic information. First, how long do you think it would
>> take to read "The Fellowship of the Ring" in its entirety with various
>> people taking turns doing the readings consecutively?
>> Second, we would love it if someone like Priscilla or any other
>> living member of JRR Tolkien's family might consider joining us
>> for the reading? We are planning to have as many props and other
>> items such as music and art to help create an enriching experience
>> for all the participants and visitors.
>> Our initial working dates for the Marathon reading are:
>> (Friday-Saturday) Oct 5-6, 12-13, or 19-20.
>> Depending how long it would take to do the reading will determine
>> what time we start on the Friday and when we end on Saturday.
>> Initial thoughts are to start at 7 PM Friday night and go till
>> sometime on Saturday. But this is changeable.
>> We will have students, faculty and other interested people from the Greater
>> Cleveland area be involved as readers or help with all the other things
>> associated with the Reading. We plan on having food and beverages available.
>> Beverages would include coffee, tea, pop, juice, etc...
>> We are also planning to invite the director and/or an actor or two from the
>> upcoming movie to join us for the reading and to even read. We would love
>> it if you could respond to this email ASAP for it helps us with the
>> We hope it can work out for someone from Tolkien's family or your Society
>> join us for this wonderful opportunity to celebrate this great work of
>> Literature. Thanks for taking the time with this request, and hope to hear
>> from someone soon.
>> Under the Mercy,
> > Pastor Gordon