Beginnings Marathon is a performative collage of beginnings and unfinished narratives by Croatian-born artist Vlatka Horvat. Members of the public were invited to take turns reading aloud the first page of a book that is important to them. Participants of all ages were welcome to read from any genre, and in any language, or to sit back and listen to the performance unfold. Beginnings Marathon has been performed in Osnabrück, Berlin and Zagreb, and made its American debut at the Bowtie Project on May 27, 2017. Past iterations have included multi-generational speakers reading in over 20 different languages.