2.00 pm: Whitman walk leaves from the Barrow Bridge bus terminus
7.00 pm: An evening with Walt at Bolton Socialist Club
Our annual celebration of the life of Walt Whitman and the Bolton Whitmanites.
In the afternoon, a walk on the moors with poems, a picnic and a loving cup (bring your own picnic).
In the evening a transatlantic link-up with Whitman House in Camden, New Jersey, Whitman scholar Kirsten Kirsten Harris on her latest work on the relationship between poetry and turn of the (previous) century socialism, readings from Whitman and related poets, discussion and, with an eye on climate change, a look at Whitman’s attitude to nature.