I’ll be reading from Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula at the Rosenbach Museum & Library’s first annual marathon reading of the book, Draculthon. The all night reading begins on Friday, October 14th at 4PM and runs until 9AM Saturday. The Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (22nd and Spruce Streets, just 2 blocks from the Rosenbach). I’ll be reading from chapter four, “Jonathan Harker’s Journal Continued,” around 6PM.
“Join us as we read aloud the entire novel Dracula by Bram Stoker from dusk till dawn. Late Friday afternoon, we’ll begin with Jonathan Harker’s journal account of his visit to Dracula’s Castle and we’ll end on Saturday morning with the pursuit of Dracula back to his lair. The Rosenbach is the home of first editions of Bram Stoker’s novel, as well as his Notes for Dracula, over 100 pages of outlines, early plot ideas, and research notes, compiled by the author over the seven years he developed and wrote the book. This year, Stoker’s masterpiece turned 125 years old and what more fitting way to celebrate the King of the Vampires than an all-night reading. Do you dare stay up all night with us to hear this blood-curdling tale read aloud?”
“Help us spread the word. Tell your friends and family about when you are reading. Attendees can register on the Rosenbach’s website. We strongly recommend advance registration for this program as capacity is limited. Non-ticket holders will only be admitted only if there is room. Readers do not have to register.”
The event will also be livestreamed, but all readers will be in person. Stop by or tune in. Learn more here.
“Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring.“