This intrepid LQ editor will be reading on Saturday at 10:50pm at Molasses Books, right before Jonathan Ames at 11pm. Fingers crossed for the sperm chapter!
Moby-Dick was first published in the U.S. November 14, 1851, and to celebrate this auspicious occasion, a New York City marathon reading of Herman Melville’s classic novel will span three days, three bookstores, two boroughs and feature more than 100 readers.
Organized by Polly Bresnick and Amanda Bullock, the ambitious event begins November 16 at WORD bookstore in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with a pre-marathon presentation of “Etymology” and “Extracts,” followed by the ceremonial reading of that legendary first sentence: “Call me Ishmael.”
On November 17, the marathon reading continues at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in SoHo before moving back to Brooklyn and Molasses Books in Bushwick for the evening. It will finish back at Housing Works on November 18. (via Shelf Awareness)
A very Moby-Dick weekend, best served with clam chowder.