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Marathon Reading of To Kill a Mockingbird Held to Raise
Funds and Awareness for Literacy
ALBANY, New York – Area luminaries, celebrities, journalists, teachers and students will convene at the Townsend Park Bakery on Saturday, November 6th and engage in a truly unique activity: reading to each other. The event will be a marathon reading of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and is being held to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the novel as well as raise awareness and funds for Literacy NY of the Greater Capital Region. The event starts at 9:00am at The Book House at Stuyvesant Plaza (1475 Western Ave.,) in Albany, New York, and is slated to run until the book is completed later that evening.
“Mockingbird Marathon: To Kill a Saturday” was conceived by All Over Albany editor Mary Darcy and Times Union blogger Kevin Marshall. Both are passionate fans of the book and wanted to do something to celebrate their appreciation for the work while raising awareness for Literacy NY of the Greater Capital Region, which provides tutoring and literacy programs for area residents.
Among the readers are WRGB anchor Greg Floyd, WNYT’s Benita Zahn, WTEN anchors Lydia Kulbida and Steve Ammerman, “Hello Pretty City” host Laura Glazer, local stage actor Aaron Holbritter, State Assemblyman Jack McEneny, comic book writer Ron Marz, WAMC host and producer David Guistina, the Hellions of Troy Roller Derby team, and many more.
There will also be other opportunities to donate and learn more about Literacy NY of the Greater Capital Region, as well as a chance to experience the fire oven-baked bread and pizzas of the Townsend Park Bakery.