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Beowulf Party

When: Sat., Feb. 28, 6:30-10:30 p.m. 2015

They say it's better to hear Beowulf than to read it, which is certainly true if you're reading the thousand-year-old Nowell Codex, which contains the Old English poem, handwritten. Or you can read Seamus Heaney's classic translation and open on these lines: "So. The Spear-Danes in days gone by and the kings who ruled them had courage and greatness. We have heard of those princes' heroic campaigns." The best option is probably to have Heaney's translation recited to you, which local high school student Beatrice Hall will do from memory, for the first thousand lines, at 6:30 tonight at Mountain Fold Books (121 E. Costilla St., mountainfoldbooks.org). Attendees will join in to finish off the entire text by the book, and if that's all not enough, please note the bookstore's warning: "There may be mead!" — Bryce Crawford

Price: Free

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