Friday, 18 April 2008
Inklings Too Book Club
This has been a whirlwind of a journey, but finally things are falling into place - it's as if the universe has a quirky sense of humour. Inklings Too has been on my mind for quite some time and things seem to be happening naturally and we're building this club. People have been wondering about the strange name so let me loop you guys in. Two of my favourite (hmm... that makes them sound like a dish I like) authors, J.R.R. Tolkien (The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings) and C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce) were part of a group of 20th Century writers who met up in a pub to discuss literature and things they were writing. Their group was called The Inklings and we're hoping to create the same atmosphere where we can all meet up and discuss great literature and other topics related to literature. We had an office with the other societies on campus but things went sour and we're trying to find a nice place (a pub would be awesome) to meet. If anyone knows of a place around UJ please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the past few days my buddy, Lex Luth, and I have been running around promoting the Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows competition we're running to raise funds for a second hand bookstore we want to open on campus. It's a massive project and any fund raising ideas you guys might have would be appreciated. We'll be announcing the Harry Potter winner on Monday morning - so watch out for that! Thank you to everyone who entered, thank you for being patient with us and thanks goes to Lex Luth and Lydia for helping me out. Please leave any ideas you have here by commenting or e-mail me at email@example.com.