At 9 a.m. sharp, Dr. Sean O'Harrow, director of the University of Iowa Museum of Art, started the open-air reading of Tolstoy's 'War and Peace' at the steps of the Old Capitol Museum.
Anna Barker, adjunct assistant professor and supervisor of the readings, said that they did an open-air reading of Anna Karenina two years ago to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Tolstoy's death. The reading is part of a series of events to mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.
The reading is scheduled to last from 9 a.m. - 9p.m. starting Sept. 20 and will end on Sept. 23.
Barker explains more about the event in the video below:All events for the celebration can be found here: http://cityofliteratureusa.org/programs-and-events/1812celebration/