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Read Here Now stories about reading

Do you have a memory of reading a book, a story that you always associate with where you were, and what you were doing while reading it? I think about those moments when an imagined world intersects with our physical world. I am collecting people's stories and sharing them here. I will also be putting them together into an artist's book.
Read Here Now PDF
Print out and write down your reading memory.
You can also color in the blank book to evoke the story or the place you remember. Please take a photo or scan of each, email to mary@mvmarsh.com.

I am so grateful for everyone far and wide who has sent me a memory. There is such a wonderful range of responses. Many people mention the light. There are stories that describe the book that hooked them into reading, and where they discovered it. Some people describe moments of transformation, and others remember the joy of a lazy day. I love the contrasts of the location and the title of the book, as I have titled the entries.

On Thursday, August 26, 2021 friends gathered at my installation Between Here & Now at the Milvia/Addison Windows in downtown Berkeley to read aloud some memories about reading.