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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. Christopher Ohge, Boise State Alumnus: “Reading Melville, and Melville’s Reading, with Computers”
Friday, November 2nd, 6 pm  in the Hemingway Center

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.


MelvilleLit 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, October 26. Moby-Dick, chapter 40 “Midnight, Forecastle” to chapter 72 “The Monkey-Rope”
  • Friday, November 16Moby 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 7Moby Dick, chapter 106 “Ahab’s Leg” to the Epilogue

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