San Francisco Maritime Moby Dick Marathon 2022

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San Francisco Maritime Moby Dick Marathon 2022

Join us as we read, sing, dance, and perform Herman Melville's great American novel Moby-Dick in a unique live collaboration.

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Maritime Museum 900 Beach Street San Francisco, CA 94109

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About this event

One of America’s greatest novels, Moby-Dick speaks to race and racism, sexual identity, fate and destiny, environmental degradation, power and powerlessness, madness and obsession, faith and doubt, love and friendship, and writing and imagination. It reflects and refracts society, culture, and the human condition, and so remains a powerful text full of ways to discover oneself, and one’s place in the world.

The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, in partnership with SFMNPA and the Department of Culture and Communication, CSU Maritime Academy, will host a 24-hour Moby Dick reading marathon in the Maritime Museum at 900 Beach Street, San Francisco.

Surrounded by aquatic-themed WPA murals, and overlooking the Aquatic Park Pier and Cove, a diverse crew of over 100 will add their own voices to Melville’s musings, orations, and unforgettable characters.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Moby-Dick Marathon & Lecture Series

Guidelines for Audience

  • Masks are required at all times
  • Attendees can come and go as they please.
  • If you do intend on staying for a while, wear comfortable clothes. Our chairs are not known for being “all nighters”. There will be limited spaces for sleeping bags.
  • Costumes are encouraged!
  • Drugs/alcohol/weapons/vaping are not allowed. Usage will result in being asked to leave.
  • We will have free coffee available. Light snacks are allowed.
  • The museum is an artifact within itself. We ask that you be respectful of the building and leave no trace.
  • We will have some extra copies of Moby Dick on hand but feel free to bring your own.
  • The event may be recorded or live streamed. Your picture may be taken for promotional purposes.
  • No animals other than service dogs are allowed. If you have a pet whale, kindly park them in the cove.
  • People disrupting the reading will be asked to leave.
  • The event is free and you do not need a ticket, but please register!
  • A scheduled reader might not make it on time or has to drop out, if that happens, we accept volunteers from the audience.

Moby-Dick Marathon & Lecture Series

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