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Or, the Whale: Moby Dick Book Discussion & Writing Group (Starting 10.21.2020)


Teaching Artist:
Sherry Robbins, Just Buffalo Literary Legacy Award winner and author of Or, the Whale and Under World.
See the description below for more information about the Teaching Artist

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. EST

Join Sherry Robbins for a 4-session exploration of Melville’s Moby Dick. Each session will focus on a section of chapters and their themes which include, but are not limited to, wanderlust, workers’ rights, water as mystery, money, marine biology, racial equality, love, boundaries and boundlessness, rigidity, and ecstasy. Lively discussion is welcome. A writing prompt will be given before the first session and at the end of each subsequent session for those who like to respond creatively. Time will be allotted for sharing that work at the end of the following session.

Required for the Workshop: Your favorite print edition of Moby Dick. If you prefer audiobooks, William Hootkins narrates the best.

Please note the following workshop requirements:

  • Limit one ticket per purchase.
  • Any tickets purchased at the member price require a current Just Buffalo membership.
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Sherry Robbins - Just Buffalo Teaching Artist

About the Teaching Artist

Sherry Robbins, a self-diagnosed Moby Dick fanatic, is a poet and teaching artist. She has two books of poetry, Or, the Whale (BlazeVOX [books]), and Under World (Outriders Poetry Project), two chapbooks, and dozens of poems published in literary journals and anthologies here and in Spain, Portugal, and Canada. Robbins is the only poet invited to read at Seaman’s Bethel Chapel in New Bedford (see Moby Dick, chapter 7) at the invitation of the New Bedford Port Society and the Portuguese collection of the New Bedford Library.

Additional Information
Register for This Workshop:

General $125, Members $95