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Spring 2020 Events:

Saturday, May 9 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual 2nd Saturday: Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”: Reading Aloud Together

In a recent NPR interview, poet Mark Doty described how Walt Whitman’s poetry can speak to us in times of trial. As he put it, Whitman’s poetry presents “a sustaining energy in human life that no matter the crisis we confront, we know that we are part of something ongoing and that this is a tremendous gift.” So what better time to read Whitman aloud together? Our own Vive Griffith and Amelia Pace-Borah will lead us as we read a long portion of Whitman’s revolutionary free verse poem “Song of Myself,” originally published in 1855 as part of his collection Leaves of Grass. All attendees will have the opportunity to read aloud. We’ll hear each other’s voices, consider the historical context of the poem, and discuss the meanings and questions that this work generates for us in times of calamity and isolation.

To join the event with full video access, click here on Saturday!

To call into the event with audio only, dial +1 (346) 248-7799


Monday, July 6
Free Minds class of 2020-21 applications are due.

Applications can be submitted online or by mail  until close of day. Applicants will then be notified regarding our next steps in the process. Give us a call or send us an email for further questions about the deadline or the application process