Don Quixote by Picasso

Día del Libro: Cervantes’s Don Quixote

In 1995, UNESCO designated April 23 as World Book Day to honor books and authors and to encourage everyone to read. This date is significant to many important world authors; it is also the date that Miguel de Cervantes died. In many Spanish-speaking countries, readers participate in a two-day “readathon,” an event that features a continuous reading of Cervantes’s masterpiece Don Quixote.

On April 22, events for Día del Libro will begin.

Schedule of the Day: 

3:30 p.m.: Opening Remarks (Stern Great Room)

3:45-4:30 p.m.: 2 One-Act Plays from Cervantes

4:30-5 p.m.: Light Refreshments

5-6 p.m.: Round Table Discussion (Stern 102)

7 p.m.: Viewing of film, Don Quixote (Bosler 208) (Russian version with Subtitles)

On April 23, students and faculty will read aloud from Don Quixote continuously from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

In addition to Spanish, excerpts were read in several other languages.

Schedule of the Day:

8 a.m.-3 p.m.: Continuous Readings (and Skype) (Bosler Atrium)

3-5 p.m.: Continuous Readings (Stafford Reading Room, Waidner-Spahr Library)

5 p.m.: Continuous Readings and Reception (Social Hall)

8 p.m.: Readings Conclude

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