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We Contain Multitudes: Celebrating Walt Whitman’s 200th Birthday with Poetry, Song, and Cake
By Penn Libraries

This community poetry reading, focusing on diversity, will mark the 200th birthday of Walt Whitman, America's "poet of democracy." At this lively celebration, Whitman's poetry will be interspersed with music and guest appearances,* and conclude with the eating of his 200th birthday cake. Join us at the Philadelphia City Hall Courtyard between 11am and 2pm! Free and open to the public. Cake will be provided by The Fancy Crumb. 

*Special guests include: Patti Smith, Jesse Paris Smith, and Mayor Jim Kenney, among others. See the full schedule here.

Date and Time
Friday, May 31, 2019
11:00AM (UTC)

Philadelphia City Hall at 1400 John F Kennedy Boulevard
Interior Courtyard
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States