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.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Video is back for MDM20!

There will be a live video stream from MDM20!

Check the Whaling Museum's MDM20 page—you'll find a link to the stream player page. For access from other devices, there is a link on that page to download the "Livestream app."

Of course, we here urge you to join the party at the museum. There is so much more to an MDM than just listening to readers.

BTW, it looks like the stream player gives a preview of this year's signature graphic...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

MDM20 on the horizon

MDM20 is now less than three weeks away. Here are some bits of info that have leaked out:
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  • Author Nathaniel Philbrick will be the first reader this year. He is well known for In the Heart of the Sea, the story of the whaleship Essex on which M-D is based (since rendered in film). 
  • There might be a live video stream of the marathon. (The museum's MDM page has a currently non-active link to a "livestream.")
  • The bulk of the reading will take place in the museum's new Harbor View Gallery. (I wonder where we all-night folks will spread our sleeping bags?)
Still no word on the Friday night lecturer. One name springs immediately to mind...

Thursday, December 10, 2015

News to me...

Just catching up with Hershel Parker's blog—there were several items of note in his post of November 10:
  • He just turned 80. (Congratulations!)
  • He's "revising the 1967 Norton Critical Edition of Moby-Dick." (I assume/hope this will be a third edition from Norton. The first two editions are both essential.)
  • He's about to give his personal "Melville Collection" to Lamar University, his undergrad alma mater.