Published April 18, 2016
To celebrate the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth and death, the UB Libraries will hold a Shakespeare Read-A-Thon, where UB faculty, staff and students can read passages from their favorite plays and sonnets by the playwright.
Interested orators can attend the event from 2-5 p.m. April 21 in the lobby of Lockwood Memorial Library, North Campus. No registration is required.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for the UB Libraries and the university community to ‘get our Shakespeare on’ and celebrate the life of The Bard,” says Denise Wolfe, the event’s coordinator.
The Read-A-Thon is a part of the Bvffalo Bard 2016, a year of performances, exhibits and conferences that honor the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
The ‘deathiversary’ celebration also features Shakespeare-themed exhibits at each of the campus libraries.
Some of the themed library exhibits, which open today, include: