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Beowulf Launch Party!

The man whose name was known for courage, the Geat leader, resolute in his helmet, answered in return: ‘We are retainers from Hygelac’s band. Beowulf is my name. If your lord and master, the most renowned son of Halfdane, will hear me out and graciously allow me to greet him in person, I am ready and willing to report my errand.’

That is from the much beloved Seamus Heaney translation of Beowulf. And Saturday May 24th Middle-earth Network and The Tolkien Society are celebrating Professor Tolkien’s translation of the celebrated Anglo-Saxon tale.


Festivities will begin at 11 am Eastern time at and will include reading Beowulf, scholarship, and listening to another teaser of the lost Tolkien audio recording!

Join us and we will be happy there the whole day long and enjoy our time until another night descends upon us. [sic]

Because how many times in history has anyone said, “Beowulf Launch Party”?

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“Goldberry Riverdaughter” has been her friends’ and families’ resident book nerd since reading the Tao of Pooh at age eight. Since then her literary exploration has lead her straight to Lord of the Rings where she’s made her home. In addition to a staff reporter for Legendarium, she also runs Hells Hobbits. She has a degree in History, as well as a new-found penchant for disassembling literary canon. She lives with her equally nerdy husband and two gigantic cats enjoying table top games & cosplay.