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Marathon Reading of Billy Budd, Sailor

Apr 07 Sun @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us and our friends at Hot Plate Brewing Co. (1 School Street, Pittsfield, MA) for a special marathon reading of Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, Sailor. The event is the official kickoff of a months-long celebration of the centennial of the novella’s publication.  To mark the occasion, Sarah Real, Hot Plate owner and head brewer,  has created an English IPA, appropriately named the Handsome Sailor. Sign up for a reading slot or just come, imbibe, and listen!

Published posthumously in 1924, Billy Budd, Sailor brought Melville out of obscurity, earning him the fame he so richly deserved, and ensuring his place among America’s literary giants.

Use the BOOK NOW button at berkshirehistory.org to sign up for a 15-minute reading slot.  The event is free, but a $5 donation is appreciated.

This event is sponsored by The Feigenbaum Foundation.


Apr 07 Sun
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Berkshire Historical Society


Hot Plate Brewing
1 School Stret
Pittsfield, MA United States
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