Moby Dick on the Mersey, May 4th-6th, 2013

2013 Moby-Dick marathon reading at the Merseyside Maritime Museum: How to Take Part.

Please note: applications to read are now closed.

Liverpool’s first ever Moby-Dick marathon reading takes place at the Merseyside Maritime Museum over the three days of May 4th-6th 2013, and will involve up to 135 readers, each tackling a chapter of the novel. If you would like to join them, take a look at the reading schedule, then choose the times you would be able to read. You don’t have to have read the whole novel, though we’d be delighted if you did, and you will be told which chapter you have been given to read in plenty of time to practice.

The reading event is organised in association with the University of Liverpool’s Department of Continuing Education.

Why Moby-Dick?

Moby-Dick is one of the most celebrated of all novels, a classic of American literature, full of wonderful characters, strange events, intricate technical details, and a dramatic adventure. Over the weekend of May 4th-May 6th, 2013 the Merseyside Maritime Museum will be hosting a Moby-Dick marathon reading to celebrate Melville’s achievement,  to explore Liverpool’s Melville connection, its links with whaling, exploration, and to celebrate this leviathan of a book.

Other events for adults and children will be taking place around the museum, and in the weeks leading up to the event. Find out more about what we have planned by consulting the chart.

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If you need convincing about why everyone should read Moby-Dick at least once, read this enthusiastic article about it.

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