Whitman Bicentennial Read-In & Curator’s Tour
We’re honoring 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 participants to do the same. Provide an email address when you register to receive the poetry selections in advance. If you want to be a reader, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. REGISTER BY MAY 1 with the Emma Clark Library Reference Desk (631) 941-4080.