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Fantasy Literary Journal Edited by SWOSU Faculty Now Available

Current and former Southwestern Oklahoma State University faculty members have a fantasy literary journal being released just when Tolkien Week is being observed through September 25.

The Mythic Circle #43 from the Mythopoeic Society was co-edited by SWOSU Assistant Professor Dr. Nolan Meditz and SWOSU Emeritus Dr. Victoria Gaydosik.

Tolkien Week  is observed as the calendar week containing September 22, the date celebrated as Hobbit Day, and the birthday of the fictional characters Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. Both Tolkien Week and Hobbit Day were instituted by the American Tolkien Society and have been celebrated since 1978.

Tolkien Week honors J.R.R. Tolkien and his son/editor, Christopher Tolkien, and celebrates the books that include: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the many books that followed, known as Tolkien’s Legendarium.

The Mythopoeic Society had its humble beginnings as a September 22, 1967 picnic in a park in Los Angeles to celebrate Bilbo Baggins’ birthday, organized by founder Glen H. GoodKnight.

Earlier issues of The Mythic Circle can be viewed on the SWOSU Digital commons at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mcircle/. Last year’s issue includes audio files of volunteers reading the poems and stories of The Mythic Circle #42, also edited by Gaydosik and Meditz.