Former US Congressman Steve Israel. Thurs. Nov. 21st 7-9PM “Long Island’s Literary Heritage: From Walt Whitman to Steve Israel”

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is proud to  host former United States Congressman-turned-novelist Steve Israel. He will discuss Whitman’s views on democracy as expressed in Whitman’s 1871 book “Democratic Vistas,” as compared to his own views on democracy as depicted in his novels “Big Guns” (2018) and “The Global War on Morris” (2014). How has the tenor of Washington, DC, evolved from Whitman’s political writings to Israel’s satirical novels. Israel will also share his own literary history and the influences of Washington, DC, and beyond.

Free & Open to the Public! Refreshments Will Be Served.