Free and open to the public
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Join us for an hour, an afternoon or morning, or all night long!
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Herman Melville’s birth, the Newberry Library will host a Moby-Dick Read-a-Thon lasting 25 continuous hours. By the end of the marathon reading, a series of readers-performers will have collectively read Moby-Dick (aloud) cover to cover!
11 am Saturday, January 19, Keynote Address
12 pm Saturday, January 19, through about 1 pm Sunday, January 20
The live marathon reading of Moby-Dick, kicked off by Nathaniel Philbrick reading the first chapter. Other readers already scheduled include Candice Agee, Greg Allen, Peter Coviello, Jesse Dukes, Paul Durica, Robbie Ellis, Betsy Erkkila, Don Evans, Lisa Flynn, Liz Garibay, Rick Kogan, Carrie Muehle, Jeff Nigro, John Nygro, Sara Paretsky, Don Share, Blair Thomas, Chris Thoren, Kendra Thulin, Kelly Wisecup, and Mary Wisniewski.
The complete detailed schedule will be posted later.
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