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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