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  • Peter Murphy
    Sep 8, 2005

      Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass: The Sesquicentennial Symposium

      September 22-24, 2005
      The College of New Jersey
      Ewing, NJ

      The College of New Jersey will host a three-day symposium celebrating the
      150th anniversary of Walt Whitman's LEAVES OF GRASS, an event that
      coincides with the College's own sesquicentennial celebration. Featuring
      some of the nation's most prominent poets, scholars, and intellectuals, the
      symposium will attract teachers and scholars from around the region and will
      be open to the public.
      The symposium will include a wide variety of activities and events to which
      the public is warmly invited:

      Scholarly panels on Whitman
      Poetry readings including Sherman Alexie, Matthea Harvey, David Lehman &
      James Longenbach

      An Art Faculty Exhibition of works inspired by passages from LEAVES OF
      A series of roundtable discussions focused on teaching LEAVES OF GRASS,
      in secondary school classrooms
      The Fred Hersch Ensemble performing Hersch's jazz composition LEAVES
      OF GRASS,*
      Stephen Collins performing in "Unlaunched Voices"

      $50 Registration Fee / Teachers free

      To register, please fill out the Teacher Registration Form at http://

      Though registration is necessary, teachers can participate in all three days of
      the symposium for free. Participation in the Teaching Roundtables is also
      free, but space is limited, so please register early. Advance Registration and
      meal purchases should be postmarked by September 9, 2005 . After that,
      registration will only be accepted in person during the symposium.

      Please note: Thanks to a grant from the New Jersey Council for the
      Humanities, all events on Thursday September 22 are free and open to the

      For more information & to register on lne:

      This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the
      Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment of the Humanities. Any
      views, findings, conclusions or recommendations in this program do not
      necessarily represent those of the National Endowment of the Humanities or
      the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
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