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      I Have Thought of You: An Epistolary Poetry Writing Workshop in Washington

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      May 30, 2019

      Thursday   4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      2 Massachusetts Ave. NE
      Washington, District of Columbia 20002

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      I Have Thought of You: An Epistolary Poetry Writing Workshop

      The "Walt Whitman 200 Festival" from May 23rd to June 3rd will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of America’s most significant and enduring poets, Walt Whitman. We are thrilled to be one of thirty community partners participating in the Festival!

      Inspired by Walt Whitman's love letter to Peter Doyle, we will look at the art and form of epistolary poems (which are poems written in the form of a letter). Like Whitman, we will seize objects in nature and those that are manmade to write where we are and commune with a lost lover, pal and object. Bring a notebook to write in. This free workshop is open to adults 18 and older; all abilities welcome! No registration required. A reception with light refreshments follows the workshop.

      The Walt Whitman 200 Festival is sponsored by Humanities DC, in cooperation with the Whitman 2019 Consortium. Founded in 1980, the Humanities Council of Washington, DC (Humanities DC) aims to enrich the quality of life, foster intellectual stimulation, and promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of local history in all neighborhoods of the District through humanities programs and grants. For information on Humanities DC and grant opportunities visit

      Regie Cabico is a spoken word pioneer having won The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam and taking top prizes in three National Poetry Slams. Television credits include 2 seasons of HBO's Def Poetry Jam, Tedx Talks, NPR's Snap Judgement & MTV's Free Your Mind. His work appears in over 30 anthologies including Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, Spoken Word Revolution & The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. As a theater artist he received three New York Innovative Theater Award Nominations for his work in Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind with a win for Best Performance Art Production. The Kenyon Review named Regie Cabico the "Lady Gaga of Poetry" and he has been listed in BUST magazine's 100 Men We Love. He has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg and through Howard Zinn's Portraits Project at NYU, has performed with Stanley Tucci, Jesse Eisenberg & Lupe Fiasco. He produces Capturing Fire: An International Trans and Queer Spoken Word Slam in Washington, DC, where he resides.

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