Take to the Ship!

The Independent Printing Resource Center in Portland is hosting a 24 hour reading of Moby Dick starting at 17:00 on 11 Feb 2011. I like the explanation of why they’re doing it:

When first published, Moby Dick was a near flop. It remains a totem to the importance of small, independent publishing for keeping alive great works ahead of their time.

It starts at Powell’s and moves to a mystery location from there.

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  1. Another place this is done, and has been done for many many many years, is, during the summer, at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, CT. It is read aboard the whale ship the Charles W. Morgan. They start at the beginning and read all the way through, all the through the night. In the past, participants have been able to volunteer to read sections of it.

    http://www.mysticseaport.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=C9BFB69A-0880-5573-4D9E04FA17BE18E8

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