Celebrating writing

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Tuesday 24 January 2014
Ron Brownson



Flavorwire have posted Emily Temple’s profile of ten traditions giving homage to literary mavens such as Edgar Allan Poe, Ernest Hemingway, Harry Potter, Herman Melville, James Joyce, Jane Austen, and Oscar Wilde.


Perhaps the most brilliantly obsessive homage is the three-day continuous public reading of Melville’s book Moby Dick at the New Bedford Whaling Museum where the latest performance has just occurred:


Arthur Motta, who published the attached image of the event, noted that over the weekend event 2,900 visitors came to the Whaling Museum.


Is there any similar literary event in New Zealand? On the other hand, don't Wellington and Auckland wonderful Readers and Writers symposiums achieve an even stronger stronger profile for literature and writing?