The heart of Frankenfest is a read-a-thon of Mary Shelley's remarkable novel, which turns 200 in 2018. For 8-10 hours, community members take turns reading the book aloud, while others listen in wonder and horror.

Frankenfests took place in ten Indiana communities during 2018. In addition to the read-a-thon, all kinds of Frankenstein-themed activities took place. There were talks by experts and scholars, film screenings, hands-on activities, and more! The ten organizations listed below designed engaging, fun activities to get Hoosiers talking about one of the greatest books of all time.

Frankenfest Grantees

  • Cahoots Coffee Café, Angola, IN

  • Cannelton Public Library, Cannelton, IN

  • Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County, Crawfordsville, IN

  • Johnson County Public Library, Franklin, IN

  • Marion Public Library, Marion, IN

  •  Northridge Middle School (Open to Northridge students and staff only),  Crawfordsville, IN

  • Peabody Public Library, Peabody, IN

  • Writers Guild of Bloomington, Bloomington, IN

  • Yorktown Public Library, Yorktown, IN