Tolkien’s Beginnings

Date(s) - 01/23/19
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wheaton College Wade Center Bakke Auditorium

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Wheaton College

Tolkien’s Beginnings

Wheaton College

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 4 – 5pm

The Marion E. Wade Center and the Wheaton College Tolkien Society present a lecture on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien by Wade Center Archivist Laura Schmidt on Wednesday, January 23, 2018 at 4pm in Bakke Auditorium.

Schmidt will explore author J.R.R. Tolkien’s early years and the context of his burgeoning relationships and writing influences, particularly in the midst of World War I. Tolkien’s love of art, reading, language, and the fellowship of community all provide engaging insights into the areas that shaped his later life and writing career.

This lecture will take place in the Wade Center’s Bakke Auditorium and is free and open to the public. The Wade Center is located at 351 Lincoln Ave. on the northwest corner of campus at the intersection of Washington St. and Lincoln Ave. For more information, contact the Wade Center at 630.752.5908 or


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