Reading & Discussion Series

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association Presents

Reading & Discussion Series

with facilitator George Wallace WWBA Writer in Residence and First Suffolk County Poet Laureate

In Cold Blood: True Crime, an American Genre

The Humanities NY describes this series, In Cold Blood: True Crime, an American Genre as coinciding this year with the 50th anniversary of the publication of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. A pioneering work of new journalism and true crime writing, Capote’s pivotal book is used as a starting point. The series invites participants to delve into the history and literature of American crime.

Wednesdays: March 8,22,29, April 5, 12  from 1-3 pm     Books now available to borrow.
*Note: the March 8th Discussion is cancelled due to inclement weather. An extra Wednesday discussion is being added on April 12th.


Free & Open to the Public
Refreshments Served
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Call (631) 427-5240 ext. 112 or email events@waltwhitman.org

Sponsored by Humanities New York


Selected Readings

  1. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  2. True Crime: An American Anthology ranges from Cotton Mather to James Ellroy.
  3. The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
  4. Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime that Changed America

Syllabus

Discussions held at the Walt Whitman Birthplace
246 Old Walt Whitman Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746

Free & Open to the Public
Refreshments Served
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Call (631) 427-5240 ext. 112 or email events@waltwhitman.org

Sponsored by Humanities New York

 

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