Sunday, January 27th:
Walt Whitman & the Civil War
Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m. A talk on the poet in the time of America’s greatest trial, his work amidst the intense misery of the hospital wards bringing him face to face with the suffering wrought by the national suicide then in progress. The experience was inevitably incorporated into his evolving poetic persona, resulting not only in several unchallenged literary masterpieces but also spawning a new species of mythical-spiritual being, arising not from classical civilization but out of an American democracy which persists imperfectly yet recognizably to the present day.
Walker Brents III gives a monthly talk on topics ranging from bits of mythology to the lives and works of writers and philosophers to historical chapters, with brilliant insight and a unique frame of reference that has gained him an avid and devoted audience.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site