in cahoots with the Waterfront Barge Museum hosted a public reading of Walt Whitman's Song of Myself from Leaves of Grass

All proceeds supported:
the Waterfront Barge Museum
the ACLU
PEN America
and Sunny's Bar


Many huge thanks to everyone who generously contributed to the evening - in addition to being magical, it was also a successful fundraiser. Happy to report we raised almost $2000 which we will be donating to the following arts, culture and freedom of expression organizations: the Waterfront Barge Museum, Sunny's Bar, PEN America, and the ACLU. All these organizations do great work and support the beating heart of cultural life - of life, period. Let's continue to support them.

Read a write up of the evening from Red Hook's own local newspaper, The Red Hook Star Review. 

Readers Included:
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Peter Sarsgaard
Monique Truong
Adam Haslett
John Hockenberry
Péter Zilahy
Micah Garen
Marie-Hélène Carleton
Katherine Dalldorf
D.S. Moss
Lauren Fitzgerald
Margaret Zamos-Monteith
William Mehrvarz
Katherine Lanpher
Rajesh Parameswaran
Tara Lynne Mallon
Alison Smith
Benjamin Anastas
Chelsea Hodson
Aaron Kisner
Kathryn Joyce
Aurvi Sharma
Trevor Gale
Judith Matloff
David Klopfenstein
Lisa Selin Davis

"Free verse for a free nation!" - Thomas Lynch