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San Francisco’s 24-hour Moby Dick marathon
hosted by the Maritime Research Center

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 12:00pm

“Forehead to forehead I meet thee, this third time, Moby Dick!”
― Herman Melville

Have you ever wanted to read Moby Dick aloud? Mechanics' Institute members are invited to participate in the 24-hour marathon reading of Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick at the San Francisco Maritime Research Center.

The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, in partnership with SFMNPA and the Department of Culture and Communication, CSU Maritime Academy, will host a 24-hour Moby Dick reading marathon in the Maritime Museum (900 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109).

For more information and to register please click here:  https://maritime.org/events/mobydick/

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.

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 event is free and open to the public. Click the link to see what chapters are available for public reading and to sign up!

 

Activities

Admission: 
Free to all
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Offsite: See description for location
Questions?
Taryn Edwards - 415-393-0103

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