The 2022 Moby-Dick Marathon will be entirely virtual, but with all the same marathon fun and buzz! Jan. 7–9
One of the world’s best known readings of Herman Melville’s iconic American novel Moby-Dick takes place every January at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
The Moby-Dick Marathon draws readers and enthusiasts from around the globe to the Museum’s campus and to the reading online. This year’s marathon will be entirely virtual, but that won’t stop literary aficionados, school children, and everyone in between from traveling back in time to accompany narrator Ishmael on the epic hunt for the elusive white whale.
The Whaling Museum has marked the anniversary of Melville’s 1841 departure from the Port of New Bedford and Fairhaven aboard the whaleship, Acushnet, with this mid-winter tradition since 1997. Melville would later pen Moby-Dick, publishing the famous novel in 1851.
Moby-Dick Marathon weekend features the main 25-hour read-a-thon on Saturday and Sunday, with fun Melville-inspired activities, opportunities to chat with scholars from the Melville Society Cultural Project (MSCP), a Melville-inspired trivia game, and more.
The Moby-Dick Marathon will be streamed online and shown non-stop in the Whaling Museum’s theater.
Visit https://www.whalingmuseum.org/program/moby-dick-marathon-2022/ for schedule.
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