My next live reading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight will happen on January 1, 2022. It will start at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. GMT and go for about three hours. If you’d like, you can hop over to YouTube and subscribe for notifications, which will make a little alert pop up on your computer when I go live on New Year's Day.
This will be my fifth consecutive year offering a live reading of this rollicking 14th-century adventure. I’m going to do it every Christmastime until I’m dead.
How long will this reading take?
A few hours, with breaks.
Will this reading be kid-friendly?
I’ve heard reports that the poem’s opening scene is a bit too creepy for young children. After that, it’s smooth sailing, so I’ll leave it to your judgment: a strange green giant is beheaded, and the results are described in, uh, some detail.
Will there be a recording?
No. The reason I’m able to get permission to do these readings is that they are ephemeral, and thus do not compete with the official audiobooks.
Who drew the illustration above?
That’s the work of Ryan V. Lower, of course!
The main thing to do here is sign up for my email newsletter, which is infrequent and wide-ranging. It goes out to around 18,000 people, but/and I try to make it feel like a note from a friend: