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Jeff Tweedy to Read George Saunders During 24-Hour Event

By Paul Biasco | June 2, 2015 2:24pm
 George Saunders will appear Wednesday night at the close of the marathon reading.
George Saunders will appear Wednesday night at the close of the marathon reading.
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LINCOLN PARK — Now's your chance to hear the works of acclaimed New York Times bestselling author George Saunders read for 24 hours straight.

The marathon event includes hour-long reading segments from some Chicago celebs and intellectuals such as Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, Jesse Eisenberg and Adam Levin.

Saunders, a MacArthur "genius grant" winner known for his collections of short stories, will cap off the event with a lecture on "Why the Humanities? Why Art?"

The event is behind hosted by DePaul University's DePaul Humanities Center.

There will be a surprise special guest reader during the final hour Wednesday night.

Other readers include artists, authors and scholars.

The event kicks off Tuesday at 8 p.m. in room 120 of the DePaul Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.

The special guest reader will read from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday before Saunders' lecture from 7 to 8 p.m.

June 2

1. 8-9 p.m.: Jeff Tweedy
2. 9-10 p.m.: Michael Arndt
3. 10-11 p.m.: Sara Levine
4. 11 p.m.-12 a.m.: Joe Gondolfi

June 3

5. 12 a.m.-1 a.m.: Elizabeth King
6. 1 a.m.-2 a.m.: Danielle Meijer
7. 2 a.m.-3 a.m.: Sean Kirkland
8. 3 a.m.-4 a.m.: Rick Lee
9. 4 a.m.-5 a.m.: Tristan Fischl
10. 5 a.m.-6 a.m.: Logan Breitbart
11. 6 a.m.-7 a.m.: Evan Edwards
12. 7 a.m.-8 a.m.: Casey Hudetz
13. 8 a.m.-9 a.m.: Shailja Sharma
14. 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Julie Moody-Freeman
15. 10 a.m.-11 a.m.: Anna Vaughn Clissold
16. 11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Maryse Meijer
17. 12 p.m.-1 p.m.: Lindsay Hunter
18. 1 p.m.-2 p.m.: Jesse Eisenberg (via remote from NYC)
19. 2 p.m.-3 p.m.: Kevin Madden
20. 3 p.m.-4 p.m.: Christian TeBordo
21. 4 p.m.-5 p.m.: Adam Levin
22. 5 p.m.-6 p.m.: Lucy Rinehart
24. 7 p.m.-8 p.m.: George Saunders, “Why the Humanities? Why Art?”

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