Whitmania

Old picture of Walt Whitman for Maryville's Whitmania! event

 

In celebration of Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday, the Humanities Department and the Medart Lecture Series at Maryville University, in collaboration with the Saint Louis Poetry Center, is presenting Whitmania, a semester-long series of events. Widely considered the father of American poetry, Whitman has had continuous influence on contemporary poets, writers, artists, composers, and thinkers in America and abroad.

Featured Events

Sept. 12 at 5 p.m.

Gallery Opening & Reception
 
Brief gallery talk by Dr. Germaine Murray
 
Location: Morton J. May Foundation Gallery
 
 
 

Sept. 14 at 10:30 a.m.

Writing Like Whitman: Chants, Catalogs & Litanies
 
Workshop with Dana Levin

 
Location: Morton J. May Foundation Gallery
 

$60 fee includes lunch and workshop
Sponsored by St. Louis Poetry Center

 
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Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.

BookFest Saint Louis
 
Whitman poetry reading with local poets to kick off BookFest Saint Louis

 
Location: Mahler Ballroom
 

Sponsored by St. Louis Poetry Center

 
 

Sept. 26 at 3:30 p.m.

Whitman and the Problem of Everyone
 
Public lecture with poet & critic Stephanie Burt

 
Location: President’s Conference Center at Maryville
 
 
 

Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.

Poetry reading with Stephanie Burt
 
St. Louis Poetry Center will host a poetry reading with Stephanie Burt

 
Location: The High Low (3301 Washington Ave.)
 
 
 

Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.

Every Atom: Reflections on Whitman at 200
 
St. Louis Poetry Center will host a poetry reading and panel discussion with Brian Clements

 
Location: The High Low (3301 Washington Ave.)
 
 
 

Oct. 26 at 10 a.m.

Poetry of the Body
 
Workshop with Andrea Scarpino

 
Location: The High Low (3301 Washington Ave.)
 

$60 fee includes lunch and workshop
Sponsored by St. Louis Poetry Center

 
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Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.

Whitman Set to Song
 
Concert with Peter Henderson & friends that will feature poems by Whitman and other pieces

 
Location: Maryville Auditorium