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Members of the English Club and Sigma Tau Delta and their advisor, Dr. Kevin Stemmler, participated in a “Pride and Prejudice” read-a-thon Nov. 2 at the University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning. The event was arranged by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America, of which Stemmler serves as president.

The read-a-thon was a 12-hour event devoted to appreciation for Jane Austen’s novel “Pride and Prejudice,” which celebrates its 200th year of publication in 2013. Members of the Jane Austen Society of North America and professors and students from different universities came together to read the novel.

“It was all about the book,” said Stemmler, who read a chapter at the event.

The English Club and Sigma Tau Delta took 21 members to the reading. Students Cayleigh Boniger of Lake City, Katt Martin of Kunkletown, Derek Dietz of Butler and Mark Skalski of Pittsburgh chose a chapter to read aloud to the group of nearly 50.

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12/2/2013 2:46 PM

Students attend Austen read-a-thon