Triple Canopy is pleased to present its second annual marathon reading of Gertrude Stein’s enormously long and allegedly unreadable novel The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family’s Progress. Over one weekend, an invited list of New York–based artists, writers, publishers, scholars, and other collaborators will gather in Greenpoint to perform the entirety of Stein’s text in a continuous read-in, expected to last 52 hours, more or less. The schedule of readers is below, including time slots for walk-ins. There will be coffee and donuts during the dawn walk-in hours; borscht and booze at dinnertime; and champagne toasts.

Gertrude Stein and The Making of Americans have been central to conversations between literature, art, and publishing for more than a century; and those histories and connections are, in turn, central to Triple Canopy’s publishing and programming in Greenpoint, online, and elsewhere. Stein composed The Making of Americans from 1903 to 1911, though it remained unpublished until 1925, in an edition of 500. The novel wasn’t reprinted in full until 1966, by Fluxus artist and poet Dick Higgins’s Something Else Press (New York), making the book available to a new generation of writers and artists. From 1974 to 2000, Paula Cooper Gallery hosted marathon readings of The Making of Americans around New Year’s Eve, including Higgins, Alison Knowles, and John Cage, among many others. Triple Canopy’s read-in revives and updates that tradition, marking the continuing, branching (if largely subliminal) course of Stein’s book through our culture.

The current edition of the novel, published by Dalkey Archive Press, will be available for borrowing or purchase throughout the read-in. Blonde Art Books will be selling work by readers. We'll be tweeting (#MakingUSA) and livestreaming the Americans as they progress. The marathon inaugurates Triple Canopy's fifth year—we hope to see you there!

Special thanks to McNally Jackson Books and Stumptown Coffee Roasters for their support.

Friday, January 18
7:00pm – 7:45pm TC editors
7:45pm - 8:00pm Thomas Beard
8:00pm - 8:15pm David Greenspan
8:15pm - 8:30pm Rainer Judd
8:30pm - 9:00pm Laurie Weeks, Missy Barrett
9:00pm - 9:30pm Richard Kostelanetz, Igor Satanovsky
9:30pm - 9:45pm Tim Trace Peterson
9:45pm - 10:00pm Claire Wilcox
10:00pm - 10:15pm Sasha Frere-Jones
10:15pm - 10:30pm Sarah Leonard
10:30pm - 10:45pm Adam Helms
10:45pm - 11:00pm Prudence Peiffer
11:00pm - 11:30pm Nicholas Muellner, Chris Mills
11:30pm - 11:45pm Genevieve Smith
11:45pm - 12:15am Christine Smallwood, J. Gabriel Boylan

Saturday, January 19
12:15am - 12:30am Anna Moschovakis
12:30am - 12:45am Brian Droitcour
12:45am - 1:00am Rebecca Wolff
1:00am - 1:15am Jim Fletcher
1:15am - 4:30am Ariana Reines
4:30am - 5:00am Sukhdev Sandhu
5:00am - 6:30am Hannah Whitaker, Sam Frank, William Smith
6:30am - 7:30am WALK-INS
7:30am - 8:30am Dan Visel, Peter J. Russo
8:30am - 9:00am Dan Fox
9:00am - 9:30am Lucy Ives, Kate Shepherd
9:30am - 9:45am Angela Conant
9:45am - 10:00am Franklin Bruno
10:00am - 10:15am Sarah Hromack
10:15am - 10:30am Timothy Hull
10:30am - 10:45am Maia Murphy
10:45am - 11:00am Niina Pollari
11:00am - 11:15am David Packer
11:15am - 11:30am Emily Roysdon
11:30am - 12:30pm WALK-INS
12:30pm - 12:45pm Sue Landers
12:45pm - 1:00pm Kathleen Ross
1:00pm - 1:15pm Michael Wilson
1:15pm - 1:30pm Corina Copp
1:30pm - 1:45pm Pam Butler
1:45pm - 2:00pm Zoe Beloff
2:00pm - 2:15pm Caolan Madden
2:15pm - 2:30pm Jackie Sibblies Drury
2:30pm - 2:45pm Micaela Durand
2:45pm - 3:00pm Dawn Chan
3:00pm - 3:15pm Nicole Rudick
3:15pm - 3:30pm Rachel Wetzler
3:30pm - 3:45pm Michael H. Miller
3:45pm - 4:00pm Adrian Chen
4:00pm - 4:20pm Sara Marcus
4:20pm - 4:45pm Mary Walling Blackburn, Che Chen
4:45pm - 5:15pm James Hoff, Sarah Crowner
5:15pm - 5:30pm Erica Baum
5:30pm - 5:45pm John Munshour
5:45pm - 6:00pm Jamillah James
6:00pm - 6:45pm Jenny Schlenzka, Adam Pendleton, Jessica Mitrani
6:45pm - 7:00pm Shelley Burgon
7:00pm - 7:20pm Parul Sehgal, Mark Doten
7:20pm - 7:45pm Nova Benway, Catherine Kron
7:45pm - 8:00pm Ben Fama
8:00pm - 9:00pm WALK-INS
9:00pm - 9:15pm Anna Altman, Simone Blaser
9:15pm - 9:30pm Lisi Raskin
9:30pm - 9:45pm Tyler Coburn
9:45pm - 10:00pm Joseph McElroy
10:00pm - 10:30pm Taraneh Fazeli, Arlen Austin
10:30pm - 10:45pm Matthew Porter
10:45pm - 11:00pm Justin Martin
11:00pm - 11:15pm Jordan Lord
11:15pm - 11:30pm Miriam Katz
11:30pm - 11:45pm Tova Carlin
11:45pm - 12:00am Boru O’Brien O’Connell

Sunday, January 20
12:00am - 12:30am C. Spencer Yeh, Meg Clixby
12:30am - 1:00am Nathaniel Otting, Mina Pam Dick
1:00am - 1:25am Sara Greenberger Rafferty
1:25am - 1:55am Ed Halter, Zak Kitnick
1:55am - 2:35am Damion Searls
2:35am - 3:15am Sara Jane Stoner
3:15am - 3:45am Karin Fazio Littlefield
3:45am - 4:45am Sarah Resnick, Molly Kleiman
4:45am - 5:30am Douglas A. Martin
5:30am - 6:00am Benjamin Tiven
6:00am - 6:30am Michael Miller
6:30am - 7:30am WALK-INS
7:30am - 8:15am Claire Lehmann, David Levine
8:15am - 8:40am Dan Torop
8:40am - 8:55am Sarah Butler
8:55am - 9:10am Andrew Russeth
9:10am - 9:25am Gretchen Wagner
9:25am - 9:45am Frank Heath, Rob Slifkin
9:45am - 10:00am Rebecca Cleman
10:00am - 10:15am Peter Nowogrodzki
10:15am - 10:30am Holly Stanton
10:30am - 10:45am Claire Barliant
10:45am - 11:00am Julia Weist
11:00am - 11:15am Nicholas Weist
11:15am - 11:30am Jorian Schutz
11:30am - 12:30pm WALK-INS
12:30pm - 1:00pm Alexander Provan
1:00pm - 1:15pm Nadja Milner-Larsen
1:15pm - 1:30pm Audrea Lim
1:30pm - 1:45pm Ada Smailbegovic
1:45pm - 2:00pm Matt Longabucco
2:00pm - 2:15pm Lynne Tillman
2:15pm - 2:30pm Corrine Fitzpatrick
2:30pm - 3:00pm Gwen Deely, Kim Irwin
3:00pm - 3:15pm Charles Bernstein
3:15pm - 3:30pm Mónica de la Torre
3:30pm - 3:45pm Rachel Levitsky
3:45pm - 4:00pm Lumi Tan
4:00pm - 4:15pm Kendra Sullivan, Dylan Gauthier
4:15pm - 4:30pm Taeyoon Choi
4:30pm - 4:45pm Ben Vershbow
4:45pm - 5:00pm Matthew Thurber
5:00pm - 5:15pm Paul Legault
5:15pm - 5:30pm Matvei Yankelevich
5:30pm - 5:45pm B. Wurtz
5:45pm - 6:30pm Zoe Leonard, Malin Arnell, Clara López
6:30pm - 7:00pm Ken Okiishi, Nick Mauss
7:00pm - 7:30pm Ben Gocker, Lucy Ives
7:30pm - end Everyone