The “Greatest Poem”: Walt Whitman Turns 200

Celebrate the bicentennial of Walt Whitman’s birth by exploring how his poetry, love of Lincoln, and vision of America influenced Illinois writers.

With a performance by Steve Duchrow, readings by Tara Betts and Allison Joseph, music by Chris Vallillo, scholarly conversation with Kevin R. Roberts, and more.

Refreshments from Three Twigs Bakery and an all-ages open mic to follow the event.

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