WILLIAMSTOWN -- On April 4 and 5, Mt. Greylock students in Trudy Ames’s Grade 11 AP Language and Composition Classes will undertake a "marathon reading" of Melville’s "Moby Dick."
The class will gather in the school Meeting Room on April 4 at 5 p.m. and begin reading the novel in shifts until 3 p.m. the following day. Parents will be providing food and are also welcome to stop by. Students will bring sleeping bags and pillows for those who opt for a bit of sleep during the night-long reading.
During the 22-hour period, the reading will never stop. Students will sign up for half-hour slots and will be expected to be at their posts on time throughout the night.
"The novel reads like an epic poem and, with a group all nestled into one room, the effect will be as if we are on a ship," Ames noted. "Reading Moby Dick in its entirety is an exciting way for students to celebrate the study and completion of the novel; this will surely be an event that they remember for a lifetime."
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