Back by popular demand, Honey Moon will host its 2nd annual community reading marathon of Beowulf on Saturday, Dec 12 at 7:00 pm. The earliest English epic, Beowulf is a tale of monsters and heroes, valor in battle and exhaustion in its aftermath, evoking a psychic landscape that seems perfectly suited to the long, dark nights of this season before the winter solstice. Seamus Heaney’s award-winning 2000 translation brings the ancient saga to life for a modern audience with vivid, visceral force.
Participants will take turns reading in 5-10 minute intervals, from Grendel’s scourge of the Mead Hall to Beowulf’s battle with the dragon and the final funeral pyre. The entire event is expected to last 4 – 5 hours; readers and audience members may choose to come and go or stay for the duration. The event is free and open to all ages. Anyone interested in participating can sign up to read by calling 734-0728 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.