In this one-man performance, Tim Holt takes on the role of Walt Whitman, presenting his life and work in poetry and prose. Holt, as Whitman, celebrates the energy, the sprawling expanse, and diversity of America in the mid-19th century.
Whitman was the unabashed bard of our fledgling democracy. He took the creed that "all men are created equal" and made it sing:
I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me, as good belongs to you.
Whitman's saga includes his early years growing up on Long Island, his newspaper career, and his encounters with Abraham Lincoln and Ralph Waldo Emerson--the life experiences that went into the making of Leaves of Grass.
- Author Talk: Dennis McNally
- Tuesday, October 21, 2014Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
- Teen Computer Corps
- Wednesday, October 22, 2014Chinatown/Him Mark Lai, Chinatown General Floor Area
- Computer Help for Adults/Seniors
- Saturday, October 25, 2014Portola, Portola General Floor Area
- Wednesday Afternoon Tai Chi with Patrick Lau
- Wednesday, October 22, 2014Presidio, Presidio Meeting Room
- Write Your Will Workshop
- Wednesday, October 22, 2014Ocean View, Ocean View Meeting Room
- Basic Computer Class for Seniors
- Thursday, October 23, 2014Ocean View, Ocean View Computer Lab
*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.