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Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" Community Read


I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass

For our 2nd annual Whitman Community Read, we'll be moving to the beautiful grounds of Germantown's Awbury Arboretum. This year we'll be reading aloud all of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass. All are welcome, and we invite volunteers to read sections or personal favorites.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets and snacks or drinks if you like - we'll provide some snacks and also, of course, the Whitman.