Moby Dick Marathon this Weekend

Moby Dick Marathon reading in 2011. Photo courtesy NBWM.

The New Bedford Whaling Museum’s 16th annual Moby-Dick Marathon celebrates the 160th anniversary of Herman Melville’s literary masterpiece with a 25-hour nonstop reading of the famous book during a weekend of activities and events.

The marathon runs January 6 through 8, and includes a performance by the critically acclaimed American tenor, Jonathan Boyd. Admission to the marathon is free.

For more information:

Event Poster

New Bedford Whaling Museum

Watch the Marathon Live!

Moby Dick Marathon Streaming Video

Weekend Schedule of Events:

Friday, January 6

  • 5:30 p.m.: Ticketed buffet dinner and cash bar, Jacobs Family Gallery.
  • 7:15 p.m.: Public lecture, “Moby-Dick in American Popular Culture,” with Dr. Timothy Marr, Cook Memorial Theater.

Saturday, January 7

  • 10:00 a.m.: Stump the Scholars II, Cook Memorial Theater.
  • 11:30 a.m.: Moby-Dick “Extracts,” Bourne Building.
  • 12:00 noon: Moby-Dick Marathon begins, Bourne Building.
  • 1:30 p.m. (approx.): Chapters 7– 9 in the Seamen’s Bethel with tenor Jonathan Boyd.
  • 2:30 p.m. (approx.): Marathon continues, Jacobs Family Gallery.
  • 3:00-5:00 p.m.: Chat with a Melville scholar, Wattles Family Gallery.
  • 3:00-5:00 p.m.: “Imaging Moby!” tour with Dr. Robert Wallace, Centre Street Gallery.
  • 7:00 p.m. (approx.): Chapter 35 to Chapter 40. “Midnight, Forecastle” performed by Culture*Park, Cook Memorial Theater.
  • 8:00 p.m. (approx.): Marathon continues, Jacobs Family Gallery.

Sunday, January 8

  • 1:00 p.m. (approx.): Marathon concludes with the Epilogue.
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