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Call Out to participate in the Vonnegut Reading Marathon


  • Sturgis Library 3090 Main St. Barnstable, Ma. United States (map)

Sturgis Library is hosting a very special weekend of programs celebrating the 50th anniversary of the writing of Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

The centerpiece of the celebration will be an 8-hour marathon reading of Slaughterhouse-Five, as well as several of Vonnegut’s shorter pieces, to be held on Saturday, August 3rd from 9 am to 5 pm.  

Readers will sign up to read for 5-15  minutes each throughout the day, depending on the number of participants.

Following the marathon there will be a cocktail party, and a chance to mix and mingle with your fellow readers.

We are inviting some special readers to participate, including members of the Vonnegut family, friends of colleagues of Kurt Vonnegut, Vonnegut scholars, and others. But the main purpose of the event is to invite the community to be a part of this exciting marathon and celebration.

If you are interested in being a reader, please contact Adult Services

Librarian Corey Farrenkopf at sturgisreference@comcast.net or 508-362-6636.  The deadline for registration is Friday, July 26th, 2019.