Greetings, fellow Melville folk! My name is Gail Holland and I live in Worcester, Massachusetts where I teach English to freshmen and seniors at Worcester Technical High School. When I’m not teaching school, I’m out walking in the woods, swimming, reading, creating clothing for myself and others, or watching movies. In the summer I work at a local farm as a general farm-hand. I’ve never participated in an NEH Institute before, but I’m such a fan of Moby Dick (I read it just about every year), that I just HAD to apply. I’m looking forward to “meeting” all of you this summer.