Monday, April 02, 2012

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of of "Bless Me, Ultima" With Marathon Reading on April 23rd!

Just in time for the film version of the novel to come out (it's supposed to this year!), we also get to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Rudolfo Anaya's seminal novel, Bless Me, Ultima.

To mark the occasion, the University of New Mexico English department is sponsoring a Marathon Reading of the book on Monday, April 23rd! (Organized by our very own Taos Conference Organizer-In-Chief, Sharon Warner!)

The event will take begin at 8 a. m. in the Willard Reading Room of Zimmerman Library, on UNM's main Albuquerque Campus. Community members will take turns reading a few pages each, and Anaya himself will conclude the reading--at, we guess, about 5 p.m.--with the final page.

Afterwards, there will be a reception where the Southwest Research Center will display their collection of Anaya's papers.

Forty-eight folks will participate in reading the novel aloud, and each is asked to raise a minimum of $25.00 in pledges. All the money raised will go to endow the Rudolfo Anaya Scholarship Fund in the UNM English Department.

For more information (and to sign up to read!) email with your name, contact information and preferences for reading time.

And if you want to stop in and listen, come on by--there will even be door prizes! Spread the word!

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