Whitman Bicentennial Read-In and Curator’s Tour
at The Long Island Museum | Fri May 17
The Long Island Museum
Stony Brook, NY 11790
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Date & Time
- 04:00 PM
Fri, May 17, 2019
Cost: See event description
"We’re honoring Walt Whitman’s affinity for the diverse voices that “sing America” with this opportunity to listen to and participate in readings of Whitman poems—especially those which celebrate Long Island– its flora, fauna and seascapes. Suffolk Poets Laureate
Gladys Henderson and George Wallace will each read a Whitman poem, sharing why it’s meaningful to them. Then we’ll open up the reading to volunteer participants to do the same. If you would like to be a reader, email email@example.com to register and receive the poetry selections in advance by May 1. Following the reading, Professor Susan Scheckel will speak briefly about Whitman’s relationship with art, before we move to Art Gallery for a tour of the exhibit led by the curator, Joshua Ruff.
This event is free but pre- registration is required. Please call the Emma Clark Reference Desk at (631-941-4080)."
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