Poetry in Coney! Parachute Literary Festival Walt Whitman LookAlike Coney-- and It's Free
Do something different -- highbrow! -- in Coney.
The uber-cool Coney Island History Project and Parachute Coney Island Performance Festival host an evening of free literary readings and poetry workshops plus an afternoon appearance by Whitman expert, poet, and actor John Farrell.
OCTOBER AFTERNOON WITH "WALT WHITMAN" IN CONEY
Come see Walt Whitman reincarnated, and hear his poetry.
- Where: Coney Island History Project, 3059 West 12th Street
- When: Sunday Oct 14, 2012 2-4 PM
- Who: Farrell's one-man show Walt Whitman: Time Traveler premiered last year in Ireland; he showed up at the recent Brooklyn Book Festival. Check his website, he looks like Whitman, too.
What's Whitman Got to Do with Coney Island? "Walt Whitman, an American poetry icon, was a frequent visitor of Coney's shores in the 1800's," says Parachute Festival director Amanda Deutch, who notes that Whitman ran along Coney Island's coast shouting Homer and Shakespeare to the Atlantic surf....
Gotta love it.
EARLY EVENING OF VERY BROOKLYN POETS VOICES, IN CONEY
- Where: NY Aquarium ("head to the "Alien Stingers Exhibit," we are told...)
- When: Weekend, Oct 13-14. Doors open at 6:30
- Who: Poets!
Among the PoetsAmong the featured poets at the 2012 event: Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang, Martin Espada who's beeen called the "Latino poet of his generation;" Joanna Fuhrman, author of Freud in Brooklyn; Sheila Maldonado, Coney Island native and author of One-Bedroom Solo, Charles Denson, author of Coney Island: Lost and Found, will read a 19th century poem about, what else, Coney Island.
Also: strong>Emily XYZ and Myers Bartlett, Tracie Morris, author of Rhyme Scheme, Robert Sullivan, author of Rats, My American Revolution and others.
Plus, expect "surprise site-specific poetry happenings around Coney Island"