Diplomat Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel | February 3, 2011

Episode 29: Moby Dick's Descendants: A Cross-Genre Reading of Works Inspired by the Great American Novel

(Marci Johnson, Sena Jeter Naslund, Alan Michael Parker, Dan Beachy-Quick) Melville's Moby-Dick or, The Whale, considered by many to be the Great American Novel, has inspired numerous writers over the last 160 years. The three distinguished writers on this panel have each written works in conversation with Melville's: Dan Beachy-Quick's A Whaler's Dictionary, Sena Jeter Naslund's Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-gazer: A Novel, and Alan Michael Parker's A Tale of a Whale. These novelists and poets will read and then discuss her/his relationship to the 19th century classic.

Published Date: August 31, 2011

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