Join us as we gather in the Whaling Museum for the 27th anniversary of the annual readathon of America’s most iconic novel, Moby-Dick. An experience you don’t want to miss, you’ll relive the famous, action-packed narrative and transport back in time on the search for the elusive white whale. Additional programs will take place throughout the weekend and we will be streaming the reading the entire weekend for those that can’t join us in-person.
Friday, January 6, 5-8pm – Moby-Dick Marathon Kick-Off Lecture and Dinner
Kick off this year’s Moby-Dick Marathon by enjoying a meal well-suited for hungry sailors and a lively presentation by Aileen Callahan, esteemed local artist and professor. The talk, titled “Seeing Twice,” will explore aspects of visual perception and art elements that artists encounter when working with Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. Aileen will further discuss powerful themes and connections that relate to the novel and to the exhibition, Moby-Dick in Days of Pestilence and Chaos. Limited seating available. Must purchase tickets by December 30. Purchase Here.
Saturday, January 7 – 11:30 a.m. – Extracts – Read by members of the Melville Society Cultural Project
12:00 p.m. -The Main Reading – Gather around the Lagoda at the New Bedford Whaling Museum for the 27th anniversary of the annual readathon of America’s most iconic novel, Moby-Dick. Experience the famous, action-packed narrative and be transported back in time on the search for the elusive white whale.
Live-streaming of the reading available the entire weekend. Free museum admission for Marathon weekend (Saturday – Sunday).
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