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LC State English class to hold virtual Moby Dick reading marathon

LEWISTON, Idaho – Students enrolled in the English 470 class at Lewis-Clark State College are putting together the third annual Moby Dick reading marathon, which this year will be a virtual event.

This is the third time the students in the class of LC State Humanities professor Marlowe Daly-Galeano have celebrated the reading of the famous novel. The first two years featured live performances. This year, however, with the COVID-19 pandemic limiting crowd size, the reading will be a virtual event.

The class sought out both campus and community members to submit a video or audio recording of themselves reading a chapter from the novel. The class edited and combined the 135 chapter recordings for one presentation, which will be posted on the LC State Humanities Division YouTube channel and the students' Google website available for public viewing starting Friday, Nov. 20. The viewing is free and open to all.

Moby Dick is a famous novel by Herman Melville that was first published in 1851. The book is a tale told by a sailor named Ismael about a captain of a whaling ship and his obsession with Moby Dick, a giant white sperm whale that on the ship’s previous voyage bit off the captain’s leg at the knee.

For more information on the event, contact Daly-Galeano at [email protected].