Chance Meetings Session 3: Brenda Wineapple on Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”

Chance Meetings Session 3: Brenda Wineapple on Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”
Date: Wed, Jul 10, 2024
Time: 12:30 PM Eastern
Location: Zoom
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The Authors Guild Foundation presents Chance Meetings, a new online literary seminar inspired by Rachel Cohen’s A Chance Meeting: American Encounters (NYRB Classics 2024). 

Following the book’s spirit and shape, the monthly sessions feature talks on beloved classics of American literature by contemporary writers with a personal connection to the works they are discussing. 

On July 10, acclaimed literary critic, essayist, and professor Brenda Wineapple leads a discussion on Walt Whitman's Song of Myself—a quintessential work by the great poet, which Wineapple praises for its "virtuosity, generosity, and singular, dramatic influence on American letters.” Wineapple is the editor of Walt Whitman Speaks: His Final Thoughts on Life, Writing, Spirituality, and the Promise of America, as Told to Horace Traubel. 

In the following session, on August 8, Merve Emre presents on Willa Cather’s The Professor’s House

This event takes place virtually via Zoom. Tickets are required. 

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