Walt Whitman’s Birthday Party, May 1, 2008   1 comment

On May 4th, the 26th annual Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration took place in Conroe, Texas. I made most in the past, but have only been able to attend two since 2010. This is a reblog of the May 2008 event. — kenne

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Whitman’s Birthday Party Comes Early This Year

What started with only a hand-full of people gathering at Barnes & Nobel bookstore each May 30th to read their favorite Walt Whitman poems and share a birthday cake, has now evolved into notably “the” Whitman birthday party. Yet many in our community who love Whitman’s poetry would not expect the Montgomery campus of Lone Star College and a small group of Parsons disciples, (the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council) to attract a notable list of Whitman experts and Houston area poets to present a symposium/birthday party on Whitman’s work and the man. Therefore, I was not surprised when after receiving information (walt-whitman-2008-panel) sent to a friend on the May 1st event would reply, “. . . I’m impressed! You have people who were part of the April 14th PBS American Experience on Walt Whitman — right here in Montgomery County…

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Posted May 5, 2017 by kenneturner in Information

One response to “Walt Whitman’s Birthday Party, May 1, 2008

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  1. Nice idea! Our community celebrates Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” each Christmas season with a Marathon Reading of his works. There is a waiting list of people who want to participate.


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