Have you ever wanted to read Herman Melville’s classic American novel Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, but felt intimidated by the tome? Or perhaps the story is a treasured favorite that you long to read again. Here’s your chance to experience Melville’s masterpiece during the bicentennial year of the writer’s birth.

Join our Moby-Dick Book Club at The Carnegie and read along as we plumb its depths, explore the symbolism, and consider the humor of this remarkable chronicle of a white whale, the Pequod, and Captain Ahab. Each meeting will feature a lively conversation led by Susan Larsen – a longtime island resident, Melville enthusiast, and Moby-Dick aficionado. Readers will meet twice a month, covering 150-200 pages each meeting. Stick around after the discussion and join us on a free, optional tour of historic sites and discover surprising connections between Martha’s Vineyard and Moby Dick!

Dates & Reading Schedule:

January 11 | chapters 1-21 | tour Living Landmarks at The Carnegie

January 25 | chapters 22-40 | view John Coffin House & Old Custom House

February 8 | chapters 41-61 | explore Edgartown Harbor Front

February 22 | chapters 62-72 | see Valentine Pease House

March 14 | chapters 73-92 | visit Dr. Daniel Fisher House

March 28 | chapter 93-epilogue | observe the Old Whaling Church

This event is located at:
58 North Water Street
Edgartown, MA
Public street parking