Just in from the Beeb:
TOLKIEN FESTIVAL PLANNED FOR TOWN
“The influence the Welsh language had on books by JRR Tolkien is to form part of a major new festival in Powys to honour the author.
The Festival in the Shire will celebrate themes inspired by Tolkien, whose novels included Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
Fans of the writer, leading academics and illustrators are expected to attend the planned event in Machynlleth.”
Read the rest of the article on the BBC Wales site (for some reason, the blog won’t allow me to link it). You can also check out the official site at http://www.festivalintheshire.com where you will find that the festival is planned for 13-15 AUGUST 2010. Mark your calendars – I expect to see ALL of you there!