They are all of them themselves and they repeat it and I hear it: a yearlong reading of Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans (1925)

Organised by Irene Revell and Anna Barham

On New Year’s Eve of 1974/5 Stein's 925 page novel was read aloud in a ‘marathon’ 48-hour reading at Artists Space in New York, organised by Alison Knowles, Annea Lockwood, Ruth Anderson and Jean Rigg, starting a tradition that has continued into the present. After a 'mini-marathon' in London last Summer as part of Longplayer Day we proposed to slow down the format and are committing to read the book over the whole of 2020, in 4-hour chunks roughly every four weeks on a weekend afternoon.  Please contact ayearwithstein (at) if you'd like to join us.

Upcoming dates:
Saturday 07.03.20
Saturday 28.03.20
Sunday 26.04.20
Sunday 24.05.20

We are broadcasting each session live at

Or listen to the recordings below:

Session 1 part 1 - 11/01/20

Session 1 part 2 - 11/01/20

Session 2 part 1 - 01/02/20

Session 2 part 2 - 01/02/20