Our Vision

UCLA endeavors to integrate education, research and service so that each enriches and extends the others.

As part of this mission, the English Department seeks to connect UCLA students and faculty with the larger Los Angeles community.

The UCLA English Department Marathon Reading annual event is, consequently, a celebration of literature and literacy not just at UCLA, but also in the community at large.

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Promoting civic engagement through the literary arts.


Fostering self-expression by nurturing our public voice.


Building friendships through shared experiences.

About Us

The annual UCLA English Marathon Reading celebrates literature and community by staging the oral reading of an entire novel with dozens of contributing readers.

Contact Us

149 Humanities Building, Box 951530
Los Angeles, CA 90095

310 825 4173

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