Indiana Humanities is proud to collaborate with Frankenreads, an international celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for Halloween 2018 organized by the Keats-Shelley Association of America.

On October 31—and now, because of an outpouring of enthusiasm, in the weeks leading up to it—libraries, universities, and Frankenstein enthusiasts across the globe will host read-a-thons, panels, lectures, exhibits, screenings and other events about Mary Shelley’s monstrous creation. Frankenreads is also the central clearinghouse for dynamic, thought-provoking Frankenstein programs happening from now until then; check out their event calendar to see what’s next.

Anyone can join the Frankenreads celebration and submit an event here.

The Frankenreads team has put together a wonderful selection of resources, guides to Frankenstein in pop culture, political cartoons, comics, games, theater and more; biographies of Mary Shelley and her circle, recommendations for digital and print editions; links to scholarship around the web, and teaching materials. They are the central clearinghouse for dynamic, thought-provoking Frankenstein programs happening around the country and indeed, around the world!

Indiana Humanities has been happy to share our expertise on planning and hosting a read-a-thon, providing a case study of our 2017 Frankenfest, as well as sample timelines and checklists, planning worksheets and tips and best practices. We are also encouraging our Community Read, Frankenfest and Campus Read grantees to post their October events to the Frankenreads calendar.