The New Bedford Whaling Museum's Moby-Dick Marathon is an annual non-stop reading of Herman Melville's literary masterpiece. The multi-day program of entertaining activities and events is presented every January. Admission to the Marathon is free.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Get Ready!

MDM21 is just ten days away!

Ye Marathon Virgins, check out this post from 2011 for the what/where/how of the Moby-Dick Marathon.

For 2017, you'll want to be there to hear the opening reader, Peter Gansevoort Whittemore—Melville's great-great-grandson and friend to blogging amateurs.

If you want to sit in the Seamen's Bethel for the dramatic reading of chapters 7, 8, and 9, you'll have to "win" a drawing. Enter now!

At present, the New Bedford Marriott has vacancies for Marathon weekend. If you can't make it in person, watch the video stream, live from noon Saturday until about 1 P.M. Sunday.

...and watch Twitter hashtag #mdm21.