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Mockingbird Marathon

To Kill a Saturday

Hi everyone!

Our lineup for our marathon reading of To Kill a Mockingbird on Saturday, November 6th has been finalized.

Each reader will read for approximately twenty minutes, starting at 9:00am and going until we are finished with the book.

The event takes place at The Book House at Stuyvesant Plaza (1475 Western Ave., Albany NY) and will benefit Literacy NY of the Greater Capital Region.

Readers include local journalists, television personalities, bloggers, celebrities, advocates, and regular folk from around the Capital Region.

The full list is below.

Keep an eye on this blog for more blog posts this week, including our official press release as well as some words from our participants and other folks whose lives have been affected by the great work done by Literacy NY.

If you would like to donate, please visit THIS PAGE to contribute online. Checks and cash can be brought to the event itself; please make all checks out to “Literacy NY Greater Capital Region”.


Hi everyone!

Kevin Marshall here to remind you that we’re just a few short weeks away from “Mockingbird Marathon: To Kill a Saturday” on Saturday (‘natch), November 6th starting at 9:00am.

Luminaries, scholars, students, teachers and personalities from across the Capital Region will take part in a marathon reading of Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird, which celebrated 50 years this year.

More importantly, we’re going to raise awareness and money for Literacy NY of the Greater Capital Region.

To donate online, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

If you would like to donate on the day of the event, we will be accepting cash and check donations. Please make all checks out to Literacy NY Greater Capital Region.

We’ll have updates on readers and other useful and/or fun info as the days tick down. In the meantime, you can pass the time by doing some leisurely reading.

Chuck Miller, TU blogger and one of our readers, writes about his efforts to obtain a replica of the paperback copy he had as a youth.

Roger Green, librarian and another TU blogger, writes about the event and the book on his website.

The elusive and very quiet Harper Lee gives an interview…well, kinda.

As always, be sure to follow on us Twitter (@ToKillASaturday) and check out the event on Facebook.

Welcome everyone for the official blog for “Mockingbird Marathon: To Kill a Saturday.”

What is it? It’s a marathon reading of Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird to commemorate the book’s 50th anniversary and raise funds to benefit Literacy Volunteers of the Greater Capital Region (

The event will take place on Saturday, November 6th from 9:00am until 9:00pm.

Keep an eye on this blog for more info regarding the event, including announcements and some profiles of our readers, which will include area celebrities, academics, and other area notables.

And be sure to find us on Facebook and Twitter (@ToKillASaturday).