The Hemingway Literary Center of the English Department at Boise State is celebrating 200 years since the birth of Herman Melville, author of the much-celebrated “Moby-Dick.” The center invites the community to watch for talks and readings throughout the upcoming fall and spring celebrating Melville@200 and the influence of his work on art and culture.
In addition, Literature for Lunch, the popular and long-lived public reading series, also will focus on Melville. The group will meet once a month at the Boise Public Library to discuss “Moby-Dick” — so if you’ve always wanted to read the classic, here’s your chance to do it, section by section, enhanced by inspired conversation.
Here’s the schedule:
Friday, Sept. 28, chapter 1 “Loomings” to chapter 39 “First Night-Watch”
Friday, Oct. 26, chapter 40 “Midnight, Forecastle” to chapter 72 “The Monkey-Rope”
Friday, Nov. 16, chapter 73 “Stub and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then Have a Talk Over Him” to chapter 105 “Does the Whale’s Magnitude Diminish? — Will He Perish?”
Friday, Dec. 7, chapter 106 “Ahab’s Leg” to the Epilogue.
Book discussions are held at the Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in the Bingham Room (third floor) and are free and open to the public. Books are available at Rediscovered Books on 8th street between Main and Idaho at a 10 percent discount and at the Boise State Bookstore in the Student Union Building at a 25 percent discount.
For more information, contact English Professor Cheryl Hindrichs, email@example.com or (208) 901-5500.