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Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Poets & other citizens will gather on Monday, May 31, 2021 at 6:00 PM at the Robert Burns statue in Washington Park in Albany, NY to celebrate the birthday of the quintessential American poet, Walt Whitman, with a reading of his poem “Song of Myself”.  The event is sponsored by the Poetry Motel Foundation, & the Hudson Valley Writers Guild.  It is free & open to the public.  Volunteers are needed to read sections of Whitman’s poem & you can sign up to read at the event.

The Robert Burns statue is located in Albany’s Washington Park, along the park road that parallels Willett St. & the intersection of Hudson Ave. The reading will take place rain or shine; it is suggested that the public brings chairs or blankets to sit on, to wear masks & maintain social distancing.  For more information, or if you have a favorite section you would like to read, call 518-482-0262 or email Dan Wilcox at  [email protected]


May 31
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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