Reading Matters

It’s a reading marathon of Cervantes’s ‘Don Quijote’

Calling all Quijote fans!

It’s the 400th anniversary (2015-2016) of the second publication of Miguel Cervantes’s “The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quijote de la Mancha,” and in honor of that great event, several N.C. colleges are sponsoring a 40-hour Quijote Marathon reading.

(This year also commemorates the 400th anniversary of the deaths of both William Shakespeare and Cervantes.)

The marathon started on Monday at UNC Chapel Hill, moves to Gardner-Webb University today.

Wednesday it’s our turn – at Queens University of Charlotte – before the event moves on to Duke and Elon on Thursday and N.C. State and Meredith on Friday.

You can participate – in any language – by reading a small portion of the novel aloud.

The event will be held in the Everett Library on the Queens University campus, 1900 Selwyn Ave.

Reading times: Noon-5 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

For more information: Julia Oldham (704-688-2708).

Dannye: dpowell@charlotteobserver.com

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