Woodlawn Cemetery to Hold Herman Melville Event

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Marking the 125th Anniversary of His Death

"It is not down in any map; true places never are." -Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

September 28, 2016 –On the 125th Anniversary of Herman Melville’s passing (09/28/2016), Woodlawn Cemetery will host Celebrating Melville: Writer For The World, a celebration of the life and works of this quintessential American writer.

Herman Melville is the world-renowned author of Moby-Dick, and is also known for his other works including Typee and Omoo. Melville’s poetry has been rediscovered and is now of intense interest to scholars.

The program will feature Dr. John Bryant, President of the Melville Society, founding editor of Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies, and Professor Emeritus of English, Hofstra University.

Limited complimentary seating is available for this event. Go to http://www.hermanmelville.org for more information.

About The Woodlawn Cemetery: Founded in 1863 and located in the Bronx, Woodlawn Cemetery is more than 150 years old. Still an active cemetery with new development ongoing, it is one of the largest cemeteries in New York City and is a designated National Historic Landmark. Woodlawn Cemetery is the final resting place of many persons of note. Celebrated lot owners include artists, religious leaders, writers, business moguls, civic leaders, entertainers, diplomats, jazz musicians, suffragists and more. Webster Ave. & East 233rd St., Bx, NY 10470. Find out more at http://www.thewoodlawncemetery.org.

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