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Discussion Groups

The Mythopoeic Society has members throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries; the lucky ones are able to find other people interested in the Inklings, myth, and fantasy literature close enough geographically to meet on a regular basis. The Society sponsors Discussion Groups in several different states in the U.S., with a number of additional groups in the process of forming and active. Groups are listed as Active or Inactive. Groups that wish to be listed in the Active category should regularly update the Secretary with their meeting and discussion plans. Groups are also encouraged to share reports of their activities with the Secretary for inclusion in Mythprint. Groups that wish to become active should contact the Secretary and inform her of their first meeting, topic, time, location and contact person. Individuals interested in reviving Inactive groups are encouraged to contact the person/s listed for possibilities. Groups that have not yet chosen to become Chartered, or those who are interested in creating a new Mythopoeic Society-sponsored discussion or special interest group, please complete our group charter form.

Lynne Darga
Membership & Discussion Group Steward

Active Groups


Los Angeles/Pasadena: Mydgard. Lee Speth, 920 N. Atlantic #E, Alhambra, CA 91801.

San Francisco Bay Area: Khazad-dum. Amy Wisniewski & Edith Crowe, 1124 Eden Bower Lane, Redwood City, CA 94061.
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Washington & Suburbs: Knossos. Mimi Stevens, 3805 Franconia Rd., Alexandria, VA 22310.


Minneapolis-St. Paul: Rivendell. David Lenander, 2095 Hamline Ave. Roseville, MN 55113.
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Albuquerque: The UNM Hobbit Society. Leslie A Donovan, UNM Honors Program, Albuquerque, NM.
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Milwaukee: The Burrahobbits. Jeffrey & Jan Long, 1903 N. 118th St., Wauwatosa, WI 53226.

Special Interest Group

The Elvish Linguistic Fellowship Carl Hostetter, 2509 Ambling Cir., Crofton, MD 21114. Web site: Newsletter, Vinyar Tengwar. Journal, Parma Eldalamberon: Christopher Gilson, 10646-A Rosewood Road, Cupertino CA 95014.

Active Correspondence Group

Once Upon A Time (children’s fantasy) Laura Krentz, 4323 France Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55410-1344. Correspondence circular. Issues come out every other month, on the even numbered months. Our membership is small; we would welcome new members. Interested people can contact Laura for a sample issue. Web site:

Online Discussion Groups

Mythsoc Announcements Society announcements Sign up: or contact Joan Marie Verba:

Mythsoc E-List Society activities and general book-related discussion. Sign up: or contact Joan Marie Verba:

Facebook Group

LiveJournal Mythopoeic Society discussion forum Society activities and general book-related discussion, especially the works of JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, and Charles Williams. It is also a place to talk about The Mythopoeic Society and to post Society News. Sign up: or contact Lisa Deutsch Harrigan: