Thursday, October 4, 2018, 9:50am


Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

illustration of Frankenstein's monster reading a bookOn Halloween 2018, people in 46 countries around the world—from Argentina, India, Australia, Bhutan, Japan, Russia, and right here at Harvard—will be participating in marathon readings of Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein." Sign up to read a 10-minute section, or just come and listen to the story unfold!

Doors open at 9am; the story begins promptly at 9:10am. Halloween treats available!

See a copy of the first edition of "Frankenstein" (1818) featured in the Houghton Library exhibition "Stage Fright: Or, the Fate of Frankenstein."

All readers receive a Frankenreads button and a free ticket to see "Young Frankenstein" at the Harvard Film Archive.

All readers have the chance to win a copy of the Folio Society edition of "Frankenstein," illustrated by acclaimed wood engraver Harry Brockway.

Join the Monstrous Electricity Demonstration at the Science Center immediately following the end of reading!

Frankenreads is sponsored by Houghton Library and the Division of Arts and Humanities, in association with the Keats-Shelley Association of America and the National Endowment for the Humanities. More information here.