East Tennessee State University will hold a Milton Marathon, with a public reading of John Milton’s 1667 masterpiece, “Paradise Lost,” on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Forum room of the D.P. Culp University Center.
ETSU President Dr. Brian Noland will lead off the reading of the epic poem that features God, Satan, war in Heaven and mankind’s loss of the Garden of Eden.
Guests are invited to stop by during the day to listen or read some of the 10,000 lines of poetry. In addition, an exhibition of rare 17th through 20th century illustrated editions of “Paradise Lost” will be on display, along with student verbal and visual art inspired by the poem.
ETSU students in attendance can enter a drawing for a $100 Barnes and Noble Booksellers gift certificate.
The event is sponsored by the ETSU Department of Literature and Language and organized by students in Dr. Josh Reid’s “Milton and His Age” course.
For more information, contact Reid at 423-392-8032 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.