Thursday, October 20, 2005

Fairmont State University’s School of Language & Literature will host an all-day reading of “Frankenstein” for the Fairmont community from 8 a.m. to about 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, on the third floor of the Ruth Ann Musick Library.

“Frankenstein,” Mary Shelley’s classic tale of the scientist who succeeds in his ambition to create life but then fails to nurture and educate his child, thus creating a monster who wreaks havoc on all that he loves, is a story that will appeal that will appeal to people of all ages and academic interests.

Fairmont State students, faculty and staff, as well as other interested members of the community can stop by to read aloud or to listen. Copies of the novel will be available to borrow, and handouts with a chapter-by chapter synopsis will be available to enable anyone dropping by in the middle of the day to follow along with the story. There will also be short breaks to allow participants to discuss the universal and timeless issues raised in the novel.

“Costumes are optional, but there should be plenty of Halloween treats to make it a truly festive—and seasonal— occasion,” said Deborah Nestor, Associate Professor of English.