FAQs – Updated 10/25/13


Q: How do I sign up to read?
A: The MDMNYC will be on hiatus in 2013, with plans to return November 14-16, 2014. We have some plans for 2013; stay tuned and save the date Friday, November 15, 2013. If you want to read in 2014, you can send a note to mobydickmarathonnyc@gmail.com. We cannot guarantee all interested will be able to get a spot in 2014, but we will be taking alternates in any case.

Q: Why that weekend in November?
A: Moby-Dick was published in the U.S. on November 14, 1851; we chose to tie our marathon to the weekend closest to that publication date.

Q: Why three days?
A: We feel the no-overnights format is kinder to readers, and differentiates our marathon from others. It also happily parallels the three-day chase at the end of the book!

Q: Are you running to ACK (Nantucket)?
A: No! We are running nowhere. We will only be exercising our minds; the “marathon” denotes a straight-through (in our case, we’ll be breaking to sleep at night, though) reading of the book.

Q: How come sometimes it’s “Moby Dick” and sometimes it’s “Moby-Dick”?
A: The name of the book is Moby-Dick; the name of the whale in the book is Moby Dick. We don’t know why, but that’s the punctuation difference. Book, hyphen; whale, no hyphen.

7 thoughts on “FAQs – Updated 10/25/13

  1. Lauren says:

    How do I volunteer to read?

  2. Terry Murray says:

    Are you going to be posting MP3s a la the Moby Dick Big Read?

  3. Terry Murray says:

    Good luck and have fun with it!

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