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Natural Awakenings South Jersey

Whitman on Walls

This event has walls yet no barriers. Are there any Walt Whitman lovers out there? Excellent! The Venice Island Performing Arts Recreation Center will combine parks, film and poetry in an exciting outdoor performances inspired by the works of the great American poet from New Jersey. Whitman on Walls is a composite of seven short films projected onto the walls of the performing arts center representing excerpts of Whitman’s "Song of Myself." After each film, a local poet will respond to the prose in his or her own words. The poets include Sean Hanrahan, David Kozinski, Elijah Pringle, Alison Lubar, Margaret Stearns, Leah Jackson and third-grade students from Samuel Powell Elementary School in Philadelphia’s University City area. The event celebrates Whitman’s genius as well as the innovation of modern-day poetry. Recorded over three weeks, the films feature more than 50 performers from many countries. 8 p.m., free. Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center, 7 Lock St., in Manayunk, 215-685-3583, or

Date & Time

August 20, 2022



Venice Island Performing Arts Recreation Center - 7 Lock St, Philadelphia, PA, 19127 7 Lock St Philadelphia 19127 PA US

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