They're doing a marathon reading
of Ovid's Metamorphoses
right now at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
(here's a map
). It'll wrap up around 7 p.m.
Citizens follow along with their own texts.
The lineup is a who's who of our city's intelligentsia (nobody from the Daily RFT
will be reading; conclude what you will). Check out the list here
Each person reads aloud for 15 minutes, then hands off the text to the
next reader - a text which, if you're not familiar with Ovid's great
classic, is a steamy catalogue of passion, revenge and wisdom. (If
you're coming and want to follow along, they're using the Mandelbaum translation
Tricia Y. Paik, assistant curator at the St. Louis Art Museum
Walter Bargen, Missouri's first Poet Laureate