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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.
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 of each and email it to mary@mvmarsh.com. I will be sharing the photos of your stories here and compiling them into an artist's book.

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 in the room. There are stories that describe the book that hooked them into reading, and where and how they discovered it. And some people describe moments of transformation, a life-changing experience.

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.