May 2019

I sing the Body Eclectic 7.30pm Sat 1st June

An Evening with Walt Whitman'slegacy Walt Whitman’s influence has been huge and long lasting. Yet even today aspects of his work and vision can be a challenge. This evening will explore some of the wa... read more..

Annual Whitman Walk 2pm Sat 1st June

Starts at Barrow Bridge bus turning circle The tradition of marking Walt Whitman’s birthday was revived in the 1980s when members of Bolton Socialist Club took to the moors sporting sprigs of lilac, ... read more..

Modern Whitman Walks talk 8pm Friday 24th May

A History of the Modern Whitman Walks by Stuart Murray. The nineteenth century Bolton Whitmanites celebrated the poet's birthday each year on a Saturday near 31st May May. This tradition was revived ... read more..

Wood Street Writers Anthology

If anyone wants to buy a copy of this wonderful anthology based on Whitman themes please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. £5 per copy.... read more..

Write Out Loud 8pm Sun 19th May

Whitman Special Monthly meet-up for the local spoken word group picks up on the celebratory theme this month, with both Whit and wit. NW legends Jefferama and Gordon Zola lead the proceedings. £1 adm... read more..

Red Cinema: Whitman Alabama 7.45pm Thurs 16th May

(Dir. Jennifer Crandell 2017) This brilliant documentary records ordinary Alabamians reading verses of Whitman’s Song of Myself in their homes, places of work, or at leisure.Meet among many others the read more..

no beginnings, no ends Anthology Launch 2pm Sat 11th May

Celebrating the bicentenary of Whitman’s birth, this wonderful collection of new writing explores themes recurrent in Whitman’s poetry. You will be welcomed to the launch with a glass of grape-based r... read more..

Wood St Writers 10am Sat 11th May

Creative writing in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. This month’s workshop is led this month by Whitman Scholar Kirsten Harris, Senior Teaching Fellow at Warwick University, who will explore aspe... read more..