The "Walt Whitman 200 Festival" from May 23rd to June 3rd will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of America’s most significant and enduring poets, Walt Whitman.
The “Walt Whitman 200 Festival” from May 23rd to June 3rd will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of America’s most significant and enduring poets, Walt Whitman. We are thrilled to be one of thirty community partners participating in the Festival!
Inspired by Walt Whitman’s love letter to Peter Doyle, we will look at the art and form of epistolary poems (which are poems written in the form of a letter). Like Whitman, we will seize objects in nature and those that are manmade to write where we are and commune with a lost lover, pal and object. Bring a notebook to write in. This free workshop is open to adults 18 and older; all abilities welcome! No registration required. A reception with light refreshments follows the workshop.
The Walt Whitman 200 Festival is sponsored by Humanities DC, in cooperation with the Whitman 2019 Consortium. Founded in 1980, the Humanities Council of Washington, DC (Humanities DC) aims to enrich the quality of life, foster intellectual stimulation, and promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of local history in all neighborhoods of the District through humanities programs and grants. For information on Humanities DC and grant opportunities visit www.wdchumanitiesdc.org.
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