The Frankenreads event was a huge success. With popcorn, pizza, candy, crafts, movies, a book reading, and more, how could you not have fun? The library played Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein, The Curse of Frankenstein, and The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror. Over in the café, there was an epic reading of the novel Frankenstein. Hosted by Roxanne Eberle and Casie Legette of the English Department, the live reading lasted from 8am-6pm with a huge cast of readers including students and professors lending their voices to the 200 year old novel. (pictures on twitter)
They joined an international effort sponsored by the Keats-Shelley Association of America in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (source).
Taking a break from reading, the audience watched Frankenstein movies including the 1931 edition of Frankenstein and Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks’ 1974 classic Young Frankenstein. While watching movies, the audience created their very own spooky monsters (picture above). Luckily, no one got quite as attached to their monsters as Dr. Frankenstein did!
The event ended with a screening of The Bride of Frankenstein at Athens Cine at 7pm.
Thank you Frankenreads, the English Department, and the Main Library for a chilling event! We had so much fun. Dm any pictures you have from the event to @digilab_uga. We hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween!