SCC Bookmobile features Walt Whitman on April 28

SCC Bookmobile features Walt Whitman on April 28

The SCC Bookmobile’s next living-history program features “Walt Whitman: The good grey poet” on Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. in partnership with American Historical Theatre.

Sponsored by the Friends of the SCC Bookmobile Library, this family-friendly, free event will be held in Donaghay Hall, Room 106, on Salem Community College’s campus at 460 Hollywood Ave.  Guests should park in Lot D and enter through the double doors facing the parking lot.  

David S. Taylor will portray Whitman, who changed the voice of poetry, according to American Historical Theatre: “He sought to create ‘a new gospel of beauty’: an American voice. He escaped the Classic Structures demanded of verse, and gave us the free form voice that has become standard today.”

Taylor grew up in Southern New Jersey. He earned a B.A. in Speech and Theatre from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) and a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Maine.

Taylor has enjoyed decades of performance experience, including theatre in Maine and local and regional theatre in New York, California and New Jersey. He has been a first-person interpreter for over 10 years.

Funding for the program is provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts through Salem County Board of Freeholders and Salem County Cultural and Heritage Commission.  

For more information, contact Bookmobile Library Coordinator Margaret Masserini at (856) 351-2830 or mmasserini@salemcc.edu

 

Caption: David S. Taylor will portray Walt Whitman at the next SCC Bookmobile living-history event on Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. in Donaghay Hall on the Salem Community College campus.