December 9, 2015

Beowulf reading

Back by popular demand, it’s the 2nd Annual Beowulf Marathon! Join audience and readers at an open mic-style community reading of the ancient epic. Participants will take turns reading in 5-10 minute increments, from Grendel’s scourge of the Mead Hall to the battle with the dragon and the final funeral pyre.

Need to brush up on your Beowulf? See the modern English translation at the Poetry Foundation.

The reading is at Honey Moon Mead & Cider, in Bellingham, at 7:00pm on Saturday, December 12, 2015. It’s free and open to all ages. More information on the Facebook event page or on the Honey Moon website.

Don your mail…and read!

December 4, 2014

 translation by Seamus HeaneyTime to dust off the chain mail, raise a bowl of mead and join in a marathon reading of the entire text of Beowulf as translated by Seamus Heaney. Readers will take turns in 5- to 10-minute increments until every monster is vanquished, every hero glorified, hard-earned harmony restored. Everyone is welcome; no experience necessary.

This mighty event will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at Honey Moon Mead & Cider in Bellingham, Washington, starting at 7:00pm. Come listen or sign up to read by calling (360) 734-0728 or emailing info@honeymoonmeads.com. More event info on Facebook.