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APR
27

Poetry of Presence

Sat, Apr 27   11:00 am to 1:30 pm   Central Library

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Meeting Place: Prospect Park, Tables next to the Picnic House

Saturday April 27 11:00am-1:30pm

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Poetry of Presence

MAY
5

The Alter-Ego Persona Poem: A Workshop with Sally Wen Mao

Sun, May 5   2:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

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Batman and Bruce Wayne. Drake and Aubrey Graham. Walt Whitman and Walt Whitman. The alter-ego might be that person that exists in us, with superhuman strength, star power, and bravery. Or it could be our shadow selves, a different, darker entity...

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The Alter-Ego Persona Poem: A Workshop with Sally Wen Mao

MAY
18

Whitman Close Reading & Workshop with Marvin Bell

Sat, May 18   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

Adults bpl presents poetry whitman 200 writing workshop

"Marvin Bell has the largest heart since Walt Whitman."—Harvard Review

Come celebrate Whitman's 200th birthday and learn about the poet's signature style with acclaimed poet Marvin Bell. This class will include a short lecture, close...

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Whitman Close Reading & Workshop with Marvin Bell

A Queer Meeting: Whitman & Wilde in Camden

Sat, May 18   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults author talks bpl presents LGBTQ poetry

As part of our Walt Whitman Weekend, join scholar Andrew Rimby for a talk on the curious relationship between two literary giants.

The year is 1882, celebrated Victorian novelist Oscar Wilde has just arrived in NYC to begin the first of...

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A Queer Meeting: Whitman & Wilde in Camden

Whitman at 200 Keynote with Mark Doty

Sat, May 18   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Lobby Gallery

Adults author talks bpl presents poetry whitman 200

BPL's Whitman at 200 weekend will kick off with a keynote lecture by Mark Doty. 

Mark Doty’s nine books of poems and five volumes of nonfiction prose include Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, which won the National Book Award for...

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Whitman at 200 Keynote with Mark Doty

Compagnia De' Colombari's More Or Less I Am

Sat, May 18   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Adults bpl presents live music performance poetry

More Or Less I Am is a music- theater piece drawn from Walt Whitman's 1855 "Song of Myself" - conceived and directed by Karin Coonrod with original music by Colin Jacobsen, Kyle Sanna and Eric Jacobsen.

More Or Less I Am vitalizes Whitman...

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Compagnia De' Colombari's More Or Less I Am

Whitman at 200 Tribute Panel with Eady, Hahn, Ramana, Seshadri

Sat, May 18   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents poetry whitman 200

This panel celebrates Whitman's 200th anniverary with responses from poets in remarks written in verse and prose, as well as through dance and song. Panelists include Cornelius Eady, Kimiko Hahn, Ramya Ramana, and Vijay Seshadri. The evening also...

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Whitman at 200 Tribute Panel with Eady, Hahn, Ramana, Seshadri

MAY
19

Whitman 200 Lightning Lectures

Sun, May 19   12:00 pm to 1:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents poetry whitman 200

These Whitman 200th Anniversary "lightning lectures" examine the vast scope of Whitman's legacy on poetry in the 20th century and beyond, and explore critically and swiftly where his vision and style came from. Lightning lecturers include...

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Whitman 200 Lightning Lectures

Second Read: Leaves of Grass with Rigoberto González, Harmony Holiday, Karen Karbiener, Timothy Liu

Sun, May 19   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents poetry whitman 200

Second Read is a BPL Presents series that reevaluates canonical classic and contemporary work and encourages lively debate around books and reading. This Second Read and other events during the weekend are co-presented with Poetry Society of...

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Second Read: Leaves of Grass with Rigoberto González, Harmony Holiday, Karen Karbiener, Timothy Liu

Poetry & Craft

Sun, May 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

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Celebrate Walt Whitman's 200th birthday with a poetry-filled storytime and related craft! Ages five and up, families welcome.

Poetry & Craft

Poems to Whitman: Readings

Sun, May 19   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents poetry whitman 200

Contemporary poets read some of their favorite Whitman poems -- and respond with a poem of their own!

By highlighting their relationship to Whitman's work, poet's will give audiences a glimpse of the ongoing dialogue with the good gray...

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Poems to Whitman: Readings

Whitman at 200 Featured Poets: Pardlo, Bell and Francis

Sun, May 19   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents poetry whitman 200

In this Whitman at 200 culminating event, join award-winning poets Gregory Pardlo, Vievee Francis and Marvin Bell as they read their own poems in honor of Whitman's life and legacy. 

Marvin Bell has published 24 books. Born in...

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Whitman at 200 Featured Poets: Pardlo, Bell and Francis

MAY
22

Open Mic: Celebrate Walt Whitman's 200th Birthday!

Wed, May 22   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Jamaica Bay Library

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Poetry Cafe Open Mic Night for adults

Join us in celebration of the poetic life of Walt Whitman - an American icon - at Jamaica Bay Library.

Auditions will be held on Wednesday May 15th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Original or...

Open Mic: Celebrate Walt Whitman's 200th Birthday!

MAY
30

Poetry Writing Workshop for Young Adults

Thu, May 30   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Walt Whitman, Auditorium

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In celebration of Walt Whitman's 200th Birthday Week we are offering a poetry writing workshop for young adults to learn different forms of poetry. No judgement here! Express yourself through words and feel free to share previously created works...

Poetry Writing Workshop for Young Adults

MAY
31

Walt Whitman at 200: A Reading of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry and Concert

Fri, May 31   3:30 pm to 6:00 pm   Albee Square, Downtown Brooklyn

Adults bpl presents whitman 200

In honor of Whitman’s 200th birthday, we celebrate the Bard of Brooklyn with music and poetry. The Phil Woodmore singers perform music from the era and, at 4 pm, poets Dorianne Laux (Only As The Day Is Long; The Book of Men), Joseph Millar (...

Walt Whitman at 200: A Reading of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry and Concert

JUN
8

Walt Whitman Beard & Moustache Competition

Sat, Jun 8   12:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Walt Whitman Library

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"The beard is a great sanitary protection to the throat - for purposes of health it should always be worn, just as much as the hair of the head should be. Think what would be the result if the hair of the head should be carefully scraped off...

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Walt Whitman Beard & Moustache Competition

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