Minneapolis program April 7
- Sorry to bother those who cannot possibly attend, but here's a note about a program of
possible interest to anyone in the Minneapolis area:
THE TOLKIEN SEMINAR
>e-mail: d-lena@... web-page: http://umn.edu/~d-lena/BreeMoot.html
> Leading up to the upcoming Bree Moot 5/Concerning Hobbits and Minicon
> conferences in April, there will be a series of programs held around the
> Twin Cities approaching our themes on a smaller scale. The first of these
> will be on April 7, at the Southdale Public Library (7001 York Ave. S.
> Edina, MN 55435 952-847-5900), 1:30 p.m. This will be a panel discussion
> featuring experts on and writers of children's fantasy.
> FROM HOBBITS TO HARRY POTTER: Children's Fantasy since Tolkien
> Confirmed panelists as of this writing are:
> Peg Kerr, author of the VOYA-reviewed novels _Emerald House Rising_ and _The
> Wild Swans_. Peg has also taught at the University of Minnesota.
> Laura Krentz, a Hennepin County children's librarian and coordinator of the
> Children's Fantasy bi-monthly correspondence circular, Once Upon a Time.
> Claire Lenander, an 11-year-old member of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award
> Caroline Stevermer, author of _River Rats_ and several other novels,
> including her latest book, _When the King Comes Home_.
> This program will be co-sponsored by the Southdale Public Library, the
> Rivendell Group of the Mythopoeic Society and The Minnesota Science Fiction
> Society (Minn-Stf).
> The Rivendell Group of the Mythopoeic Society has been meeting on a monthly
> schedule since 1974 to discuss myth, fantasy and imaginative literature,
> especially in the traditions of such writers as J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis
> and Ursula LeGuin. Anyone interested in our topics is invited to join us.
> Future discussion topics will include the J.K. Rowlings' Harry Potter books,
> Peter Beagle's Tamsin and the Arthurian poetry of Charles Williams.
> This April we are planning to bring the Bree Moot 5 fan and reader
> conference (devoted to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien) to the University of St.
> Thomas campus in conjunction with the St. Thomas "Concerning Hobbits & Other
> Matters: Tolkien Across the Disciplines" academic conference.
> contact d-lena@... or visit www.tc.umn.edu/~d-lena/BreeMoot.html
> David Lenander 293 Selby Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102-1811
> home:(651)292-8887 work:(612)626-3375