Fall Literary Series Forum on J.R.R. Tolkien

BCC to host Literary Series Workshop on Works of J.R.R. Tolkien

On November 21 at 2:00 PM in the Koussevitzky small theatre, K-111, on the BCC main campus, the English department will present its Fall Literary Series workshop called “Adventures in Scholarship Among the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien” with author Wayne G. Hammond. This event is free and open to the public.


During the forum, Hammond will reveal how, as an enthusiastic reader of Tolkien, he came to be a leading expert on the author, decided on his profession, and found love in the bargain. A rare books specialist at Williams College since 1976 and the director of Williams' Chapin Library since 2015, Hammond has published widely on Tolkien, including the standard bibliography of Tolkien's writings and, with his wife, three books on Tolkien as a visual artist and essential references such as The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion and The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide.

Hammond is also the co-editor of Tolkien's stories Roverandom and Farmer Giles of Ham, the poetry collection The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, and the corrected text of The Lord of the Rings.

Students who attend will receive forum credit, which each student needs four forum credits if they intend to graduate from the College. For more information on this forum, contact: Matthew Muller, Chair of the Liberal Arts program at BCC at, or by calling 413-236-4584.