About the Society

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.

Membership & Discussion Group Steward

Active Groups
Active Special Interest and Correspondence Groups
Online Discussion Groups

Active Groups


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

San Francisco Bay Area: Khazad-dum. 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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Weatherford: Writers of the Rohirrim. Phillip Fitzsimmons.
Writers of the Rohirrim is primarily an in-person book discussion group, meeting at The Lobby Lounge at 525 E Main St, Weatherford, OK 73096. Anyone can participate. As of 2018 members include 7 to 8 SWOSU faculty and two students.


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:

Inactive Correspondence Group & Blog

Butterbur's Woodshed

The Horn of Rohan (archive of posts & interviews)

Online Discussion Groups

Mythsoc E-List - Society activities and general book-related discussion. Sign up:

Facebook Group Mythopoeic Society group (Facebook)

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:

Discussion Groups Charter

To charter a discussion group sponsored by the Mythopoeic Society, please download and complete this form:
Once you have completed Sections I and II, please submit the charter to our Discussion Group Secretary:

Membership & Discussion Group Steward

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