Common Press invites the community to participate in a series of Whitman Community Print Night, as part of Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy.
Join Common Press in the letterpress printing studio to print the words of Walt Whitman throughout the winter. No experience necessary. Learn to crank the presses while helping to print posters celebrating Whitman’s poetry. Resulting prints will be distributed at community events across the city as part of Whitman at 200. Participants will be able to take a print home. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to join us.
Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy is a year-long series of cultural events and artistic commissions generated by University of Pennsylvania Libraries and partner organizations to mark the bicentennial of Walt Whitman, America’s “poet of democracy,” who was born on May 31, 1819. Whitman lived the last two decades of his life in Camden, across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. In 2019 we recognize his connection to the region and his far-reaching relevance today. Major support for Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy has been provided to the University of Pennsylvania Libraries by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.