A Celebration of Herman Melville’s 200th Birthyear

The Epic Conversation: Melville, the Universal Song of the Ages

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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

Event Date: 

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 6:30pm

Event Location: 

The BugTussle Annex

Address: 

251 Jefferson Street
Waldoboro  Maine
United States