A Marathon Reading of Milton's Paradise Lost
at Longwood University
Friday, 11 September 2015
Sponsored by the Department of English and Modern Languages
Download poster here (.pdf)
We would like to invite members of the Longwood, Farmville, and Prince Edward county
communities to join us in a marathon reading of John Milton's Paradise Lost, the greatest epic poem
written in the English language, and perhaps any language.
Location: Look for the tent in front of the Grainger Building
Time: 8:00 a.m. until ca. 6:00 p.m.
Longwood Campus Map (.pdf)
Milton was an advocate of freedom and liberty, so readers are
welcome to come and go as their schedules permit.
Sitting in to read even 50-100 lines or so will help.
Don't worry if you can't pronounce a word--that's part of the fun.
If you'd prefer only to listen, feel free to pass the reading off to the next person.
Free and open to the public.
Refreshments and apples will be provided.
For more information, contact Shawn Smith, Department of English and Modern Languages.
If you have one, bring your copy of Paradise Lost; if not, extra copies will be available.
Free Paradise Lost e-book app for Android
Free Paradise Lost e-book app for Apple