WILLIAMSTOWN -- Mount Greylock students in Trudy Ames’ Grade 11 AP Language and Composition Classes will undertake a "marathon reading" of Melville’s "Moby-Dick" on April 4 and 5.
The class will gather in the school meeting room on Thursday, April 4, at 5 p.m. and begin reading the novel in shifts until 3 p.m. the following day. Parents will provide 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 said in the news release announcing the event. "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."
Information: Ames, tames @mgrhs.org or (413) 458-9582, ext. 147.