Explore the unpublished works of Walt Whitman at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Illustrator Brian Sleznick (who has illustrated such works as the 20th edition of the Harry Potter Series), Whitman scholar Karen Karbiener and author and executive director of Brooklyn Poets Jason Koo will examine Whitman’s series of poems Live Oak, With Moss. These poems were written privately as Whitman was turning forty and they portray his most ardent explorations of same-sex love. These poems were never published and remained largely unknown until now. Selznick recently released an edition of Live Oak, With Moss containing his own illustrations.

DATE: Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 Doors open at 6:00PM, Program runs 6:30PM-8:00PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders! ($10 for the general public)

CAPACITY: 10 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Wednesday, May 29th at 12 PM EST


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Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. 

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See our full list of Untapped Cities Insiders Tours and our upcoming Public Tours.