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2019 Penn State Marathon Reading

Myths, Legends, and Songs from around the World


When: Thursday, September 19, 2019.
Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Where: The lawn in front of the Pattee/Paterno Library

During this annual event, volunteers take turns reading over a 12-hour period. This year's event, Myths, Legends, and Songs from around the World will incorporate short stories and songs from a number of languages taught and spoken on (our) campus at Penn State!

Anyone can volunteer.

There will be donuts, pizza, t-shirts, and other surprises.

Questions? Want to sign up to read in advance? Want to read in Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Chinese, Portuguese or Russian? EMAIL us at marathonread@psu.edu.

 

The Marathon Reading Coordinators would like to thank everyone who participated in this year's Read!
To view the Collegian clip that captures images of several of our faculty and students, as well as conveying the collaborative spirit of this project, please click here.

2014 Penn State Marathon Reading

When Sep 25, 2014 12:00 PM to
Sep 26, 2014 12:00 PM
Where Pattee/Paterno Library lawn
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Join us during BANNED BOOKS WEEK for readings of Fahrenheit 451, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Brave New World!

Questions? Want to sign up to read in advance?Marathon Reading Event 2014
Want to read in Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Chinese, Italian, Arabic or Russian?
We’ve got you covered. Email .

Thursday, Sept 25 at 12pm
Continuing overnight (Sleeping bags and downy-soft pillows recommended for overnighters) and finishing Friday afternoon

Pizza at 7pm on Thursday
Donuts, coffee and orange juice at 8am on Friday

To read or listen, just show up. Alums welcome!

 

Sponsored by the College of the Liberal Arts, School of Languages and Literatures, Department of English, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, Department of French and Francophone Studies, Department of Asian Studies, Department of German and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of Women’s Studies, Paterno Fellows Program, Center for Democratic Deliberation, Center for American Literary Studies, and Alpha Phi Omega.  

2015 Penn State Marathon Reading

When Sep 24, 2015 12:00 PM to
Sep 25, 2015 01:00 PM
Where Pattee/Paterno Library lawn
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Contact Phone 814-863-4288
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Marathon Reading 2015

Marathon of Madness

During this annual event, volunteers take turns reading over a 24-hour period. This year's event, Marathon of Madness, focuses on literature surrounding madness and psychological themes, by authors from around the world. Each title will be available in English and the original language in which it was published.

Questions? Want to sign up to read in advance?
Want to read in Want to read in Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Chinese, Portuguese or Russian?
We’ve got you covered. Email .

Thursday, Sept 24 at 12pm
Continuing overnight (Sleeping bags and downy-soft pillows recommended for overnighters) and finishing Friday afternoon

Pizza at 7pm on Thursday
Donuts, coffee and orange juice at 8am on Friday

To read or listen, just show up. Alums welcome! 

More information about this event…

2016 Penn State Marathon Reading

When Sep 15, 2016 12:00 PM to
Sep 16, 2016 12:00 PM
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2016 Penn State Marathon Reading

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When: Thursday, September 15 @ 1:00pm – Friday, September 16 @ 1:00pm
Where: The lawn in front of the Pattee/Paterno Library

During this annual event, volunteers take turns reading over a 24-hour period. This year's event, The Political Imagination, focuses on literature surrounding various political themes, by authors from around the world. Each title will be available in English and the original language in which it was published.

Anyone may volunteer for two to five minutes of reading. Groups --  classes, teams, social organizations -- are encouraged to participate by  volunteering for larger blocks of time. Remember, it gets really fun in the wee hours of the morning.

There will be pizza, t-shirts, and other surprises. 

Questions? Want to sign up to read in advance? Want to read in Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Chinese, Portuguese or Russian? EMAIL us at 


Book list:

Declaration of Independence

Declaration of the Rights of Man

Seneca Declaration

Univeral Declaration of Human Rights

Letter from Birmingham Jail

The Hunger Games

The Hour of the Star

Selections from Whitman

2017 Penn State Marathon Reading

When Sep 07, 2017 12:00 PM to
Sep 08, 2017 12:00 PM
Where The lawn in front of the Pattee/Paterno Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 814-863-4288
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During this annual event, volunteers take turns reading over a 24-hour period. This year's event, First Books, focuses on Author's first books that they published or their first book in a series, by authors from all around the world. Each title will be available in English and the original language in which it was published.

Anyone may volunteer for two to five minutes of reading. Groups --  classes, teams, social organizations -- are encouraged to participate by  volunteering for larger blocks of time. Remember, it gets really fun in the wee hours of the morning.

There will be pizza, t-shirts, and other surprises. 

Questions? Want to sign up to read in advance? Want to read in Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Chinese, Portuguese or Russian? EMAIL us at 

 

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2017 Book List:

  1. JD Salinger, Catcher in the Rye - English, Spanish, German, French, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic
  2. Lyriae Van Clief-Stefanon, Black Swan - English
  3. Ernset Kline, Ready Player One - English, Spanish, and German
  4. Cesar Vallejo, Black Heralds - English and Spanish
  5. Eileen Chang, Love in a Fallen City - English

 

2019 Penn State Marathon Reading

When Sep 19, 2019
from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Where Pattee/Paterno Library Lawn
Contact Name
Contact Phone 814-863-4288
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When: Thursday, September 19 @ 10:00am – 10:00pm
Where: The lawn in front of the Pattee/Paterno Library

During this annual event, volunteers take turns reading over a 12-hour period. This year's event, Myths, Legends, and Songs from around the World. Selected short stories and songs from a number of languages taught and spoken on (our) campus at Penn State!

Anyone may volunteer for two to five minutes of reading. Groups --  classes, teams, social organizations -- are encouraged to participate by  volunteering for larger blocks of time.

There will be pizza, t-shirts, and other surprises.

Questions? Want to sign up to read in advance? Want to read in Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Chinese, Portuguese or Russian? EMAIL us at marathonread@psu.edu.