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Hemingway Literary Center and Melville’s Marginalia Online Celebrate the 200th Birthday of Herman Melville, Author of Moby Dick
The Hemingway Literary Center and Melville’s Marginalia Online are celebrating the 200th birthday of author Herman Melville. Melville’s most well-known work Moby Dick faced considerable criticism when it was first published. Yet, its opening line of “Call me Ishmael” is a cultural touchstone. Join us as we read and explore the lasting influence of Herman Melville. We invite you to celebrate his works on literature, art, and society in the past, present, and future.
Dr. Geoffrey Sanborn: The Value of Herman Melville
Friday, October 5, 6 pm in the SUB Ah Fong Room
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
Lit for Lunch: Moby Dick
Fridays, Once Monthly (see below for schedule), 12:10pm-1pm, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., 3rd Floor Bingham Room
Have you been wanting to embark on a great read? Join us in reading Moby Dick. All events are free and open to the public.
- Friday, September 28. Moby Dick, chapter 1 “Loomings” to chapter 39 “First Night-Watch”
- Friday, October 26. Moby-Dick, chapter 40 “Midnight, Forecastle” to chapter 72 “The Monkey-Rope”
- Friday, November 16. Moby Dick, chapter 73 “Stub and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then Have a Talk Over Him” to chapter 105 “Does the Whale’s Magnitude Diminish?—Will He Perish?”
- Friday, December 7. Moby Dick, chapter 106 “Ahab’s Leg” to the Epilogue