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2023 Marathon Read: “Arrivals: Borders and Belongings”

Thursday, September 21, 2023
9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Pattee Mall
2023 Marathon Read: “Arrivals: Borders and Belongings”

The School of Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures invites you to participate in the annual Marathon Read, which will take place on Thursday, September 21 from 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. in a tent on Pattee Mall, in front of Pattee Library and between Sparks and Burrowes buildings. As in previous years, the Marathon Read is a public event that aims to promote the shared pleasure and value of reading by inviting people of all ages to read aloud, in English or another spoken language, for about five minutes. This year the event celebrates the theme “Arrivals: Borders and Belongings” with topics including immigration journeys, arriving at new horizons in actual or imaginary journeys, cultural assimilation and acculturation (or resistance), language learning, and community identity through different types of literary works—graphic novels, speculative fiction, children’s books, poems, plays, memoirs, novels, (auto)biographies. If you don’t have a work on this theme at hand, we’ll gladly supply a brief reading for you. No preparation needed!

Sign up to read here

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