“Starting from fish-shape Paumanok where I was born,
… I strike up for a New World.” – Walt Whitman
Join us to celebrate Long Island’s great American poet, Walt Whitman. Canio’s Cultural Cafe’s marathon reading of Leaves of Grass honors Whitman’s birthday, May 31 (born 1819). Community poets, actors and others will read a selection of Whitman’s most loved poems from Leaves of Grass.
We invite you to come listen, read and celebrate. Support the Marathon and our not-for-profit Canio’s Cultural Cafe by sponsoring a poem. You can even have your photograph taken with “Walt” outside the shop!
Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m. Pre-Marathon Event, “Whitman on Long Island” with William T. Walter, President, Walt Whitman Birthplace
Saturday, May 21, 10am – 6 pm MARATHON Reading at Canio’s Books
Saturday, May 21, 6 to 7:30pm After PARTY at Canio’s
All events at Canio’s Books, 290 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.
Poetry is meant to be heard. It speaks to the ears and heart, so don’t miss this marvelous way to experience Whitman’s words live. Register to read a poem. Please email email@example.com or call 631.725.4926.
Reserve a seat at our Pre-Marathon scholar’s talk Friday, May 20, 5 p.m. with Karen Karbiener, Whitman expert who leads a Marathon read at the Brooklyn Bridge in June. Read more »
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