Cleveland Smial, local chapter of the Tolkien Society via Events

On October 4th, from 4:00-6:30 pm at Cleveland Urban Winery, there will be a meet and greet for the Cleveland chapter of the Tolkien Society, aka Cleveland Smial. All are welcome and we hope to share ideas, new scholarship and current projects, as well as general discussion about all things Tolkien.

Hoping to create a welcoming environment for academics and fans alike to share.

Cleveland Urban Winery

2180 Lee Rd.

Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

CLE Urban



What to consider when planning your nuptials

Are you unsure about how to set up your ceremony or undecided on a traditional ceremony versus one more personalized? Consider creating your own by writing and borrowing from favorite words and verses. Tell your personal story and don’t be afraid to diverge from the common and traditional. The day should be about you as a couple. Think about your favorite ideas and work with your officiant or clergyman to create what you want.

Keep your face always towards the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you ~ Walt Whitman

With Spring comes love and rebirth. Take the time to soak up the sunshine, enjoy everyday as a new day. Chronicle your experiences and happiness for your loved ones, to share on a rainy day. Take pictures and spend time with those that mean most to you.

How to encapsulate a lifetime of love in a meaningful ceremony:

Whether you have a unique union or just want an alternate to a church ceremony, finding the rights words is important to making your day perfect. Consider using poetry, stories and personal readings to capture the right sentiment for your ceremony. Or consider writing your own creating a perfect union. There are numerous resources available at your local library, bookstore and online. Look to sample readings/ceremonies provided on my website to help get started. ~ AB