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San Francisco Moby-Dick Marathon
Saturday, October 19, 2019
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SF MD MarathonSan Francisco Moby-Dick Marathon

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Date: October 19th 2019
Start: 12:00 pm

San Francisco Maritime National Park Association
P.O. Box 470310 San Francisco, CA 94147-0310, USA

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One of America’s greatest novels, Moby-Dick speaks to race and racism, sexual identity, fate and destiny, environmental degradation, power and powerlessness, madness and obsession, faith and doubt, love and friendship, and writing and imagination. It reflects and refracts society, culture, and the human condition, and so remains a powerful text full of ways to discover oneself, and one’s place in the world.

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park hosts a 24-hour Moby Dick reading marathon in the Maritime Museum at 900 Beach Street, San Francisco. Surrounded by aquatic-themed WPA murals, and overlooking the Aquatic Park Pier and Cove, a diverse crew of over 100 will add their own voices to Melville’s musings, orations, and unforgettable characters.

This year is Melville’s 200th birthday and we are celebrating in the way only San Francisco can. We’ve partnered with local artists to visually and aurally enhance chapters throughout the reading. Some of you might be reading with music, dance or original art, all influenced by the book, in the playing in the background. Feel free to come in costume and be playful with your chapter, just remember to respect the text, the space and the audience.

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