WALDOBORO — David Peloquin will present a 45-minute talk called The Epic Conversation, discussing the perennial relevance of Herman Melville. Moby-Dick, Melville’s greatest work, has earned its place in the canon of world literature, according to a news release.
The talk will take place Saturday, October 5, at 7 p.m., at The BugTussle Annex, third floor, in Waldoboro. It will include a short biography, a brief overview of Melville’s major works, and a focus on how Moby-Dick has influenced art, poetry, film, and world literature.
The presentation will include a chantey and a whaling song from Moby-Dick, performed by Peloquin. There will be a Q&A and open discussion after the talk.
Peloquin is an independent Melville scholar focusing on symbolism in Moby- Dick and in other works by the author. He is a sea music singer, historic interpreter, and recording artist. In 2000, Peloquin performed at The Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington DC. He has published in Leviathan, a journal Melville studies.
Light refreshments will be available starting at 6:30 p.m.
For more information: (207) 549-5450 or (207) 790-8438