Parachute Literary Arts invites you to come experience Walt Whitman’s bicentennial in one of his favorite places—Coney Island! Join us on the boardwalk and West 21st Street in Coney Island for a day-long festival of poetry, music, free workshops, and site-specific walks. Featuring readings by: LaTasha Nevada Diggs, Cliff Fyman, Stephanie Gray, Patricia Spears Jones, Tracie Morris, Barbara Henry, Urayoán Noel, and poets from the Worker Writers School. Carol Lipnik will read Walt Whitman’s letters from Coney Island aloud! Join us after the readings on the roof of Kitchen 21 where Bushwick Book club presents new original music, performance, art and snacks from Brooklyn songwriters, artists and creatives in response to "Leaves of Grass."
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