A Trinity Forum Reading Group:
Leaf by Niggle
We are delighted to invite you to a Trinity Forum Reading Group in Indianapolis! There we will discuss J.R.R. Tolkien’s beautiful short story “Leaf by Niggle,” with an insightful introduction by Alonzo McDonald and foreword by visual artist Makoto Fujimura.
The Trinity Forum recently launched its city partnership in Indianapolis this fall with Herron High School and EDGE Mentoring, where we hosted an Evening Conversation with artist Makoto Fujimura on the topic of "Culture Care." Video from the event is available here.
To continue the discussion from our Evening Conversation, we are kicking off Reading Groups in Indianapolis. The first meeting will be Tuesday, November 14th at the Milhaus building in downtown Indianapolis. Drinks and appetizers will be served by the hosts.
Trinity Forum Reading Groups provide opportunities to reflect on and discuss great works of literature and letters. This upcoming discussion will explore a charming and haunting tale, which Tolkien used to demonstrate what he called the “mythopoeic” power of fairy-stories, and to address the question of our life’s purpose and legacy.
Not only does the story illustrate Tolkien’s own struggles with the writing process — his desire for perfection, struggle to achieve a vision always beyond his grasp, and frequent procrastination — but it also speaks to deeper issues that haunt us all — the meaning of our work and relationships, our hunger for beauty, the worth of our creative endeavors, and our own eventual preparation for eternity.
Our Trinity Forum Readings are one way in which we aim to cultivate and disseminate the best of Christian-thought, and we hope this discussion will offer wisdom and encouragement.
You can order the Reading to prepare for our discussion by visiting the Trinity Forum online store.
Registration is free, but to participate, please reserve your seat by clicking on the link above.
Please note that space for this discussion is limited. We are offering seats to the first 30 individuals who respond. Register now to reserve your spot!