A map and a calendar: Tolkien Reading Day 2014

A list and a map of Tolkien Reading Day 2014

Tolkien Reading Day is an annual event, launched by The Tolkien Society in 2003, that takes place on March 25. It has the aim of encouraging the reading of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, and the use of Tolkien’s works in education and library groups. The date of March 25 was chosen in honour of the fall of Sauron, in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

 This year’s topic, suggested by the Tolkien Society, is “Hope.”

The world over Tolkien fans will gather for formal or informal meetings – readings, reenactments, lectures, talks and workshops to further interest in the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien. I have tried to list as many events as possible and implemented a Google Calendar for this you can print or use on your site.

Middle-earth News will host a whole day of wonderful things, quizzes, raffles, you name it – and please visit Britta Siemen’s great blog list of events; I hope together we’ll be able to get as complete a list as possible.

ATTENTION: Please click on more details in the tabs; a new window will open and there you will be able to use the links directly. Unfortunately, Google Calendar doesn’t allow it in the agenda view. Also – please note that some of the dates may be off as the calendar may have issues with international time zones. Please always check back with the organizers’ websites!

Google Calendar of Tolkien Reading Day 2014


Google Map for Tolkien Reading Day 2014


A Tolkien fan for twenty-five years (and more to come...) Founding chairman of the German Tolkien Society, Co-Founder of Ring*Con, Co-Founder of the ITF, host, presenter and fantasy expert

4 Responses

  1. Hello there,

    Could you add our event in Cracow (Poland)? It is organized by Rivendell Brotherhood as a part of meeting series called: Scholars of Tolkien.

    Detailed info (in Polish): https://www.facebook.com/events/687885037919429/?ref=25

    • Hi Janusz,

      thanks for sharing – and I have just added it to the list!

      Do keep in contact and let the world know more about all Polish Tolkien activities – Bielawa still running? 🙂

      • Thanks for adding 🙂

        Tolk-Folk (which takes place in Bielawa) is still active and running every year. This year it will be on 14-20 July. It’s claim title for the edition is quite promising: The Last Alliance. I guess they’ll prepare another theatre production. I can send you more info once they publish it.

        • Hi Janusz,

          yes, absolutely – please do 🙂 I met a very charming Polish lady at “Return of the Ring” in 2012 who said as much – but the language barrier still is an issue and I am sorry to say my Polish is non-existent 🙁 I am in Berlin so going to Bielawa should be easy but it’s difficult to participate in an event without knowing the language 😀 and I’d love to go there!