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Opening event for Whitman Vignettes: Camden and Philadelphia, featuring poet Michael Dickman
4:00pm - 7:30pm (UTC)
Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 1st Floor
May 28
4:00pm - 7:30pm (UTC)
Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 1st Floor at 3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Join us for the opening event of this dynamic exhibition, which will be on display through August. 


Schedule of evening:

4:00 pm – Tour of exhibition with curator Lynne Farrington (Van Pelt Library, Kamin Gallery)

5:30 pm – Reading by poet Michael Dickman, winner of the James Laughlin Award and author of many books of poetry, including Green Migraine (2015) and the forthcoming Days & Days (2019) (Van Pelt Library, 6th Floor Pavilion)

6:30pm – Exhibition viewing, book signing, and reception (Van Pelt Library, Kamin Gallery)


*Sign up to attend the opening by >> clicking here << or under "Get tickets" to the right. 


This exhibition, in conjunction with the 200th anniversary, on May 31, 2019, of the birth of Walt Whitman, will examine fragments from Whitman's later life, spent in Camden and Philadelphia, exploring his writings, his publications, his persona, his likenesses, his friendships, his death, and even his bridge. 


Special thanks to the Waterman II Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation who, following a recommendation of David Haas, has provided support for Whitman at 200 poetry events, including this one.