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Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center

Writing with Whitman: Poetry Writing Workshop with Poet Robert Gibbons

Saturday, October 5, 2013
3:00 - 5:00

Robert Gibbons's work has been published in numerous anthologies and he has recently released Close to the Tree, his first full-length poetry collection. Art curator and historian Marc Primus notes, "The poetry of Robert Gibbons flows fro him like a mighty river. It is. powerful, lyrical, srong and hip."

Participants will write new poems at this upbeat and friendly workshop and receive useful suggestions for both revisions and performance.  The workshop is for poets at all levels including those who are new to the form.

Fee for the workshop includes admission to the 6:15 PM "Meet the Poets" reception and the 7 PM poetry reading, Walking with Whitman: Poetry in Performance, featuring Robert Gibbons and acclaimed poet Sandra Alcosser.

Writing with Whitman is the companion series to Walking with Whitman: Poetry in Performance, a reading series featuring performances by some of the most intriguing figures in contemporary literature on the national scene, paired with respected voices on the regional scene. The series is hosted by Walt Whitman Birthplace Writer-in-Residence George Wallace.

See full 2013 schedules below.

For tickets call 631-427-5240 ext. 115 or

purchase tickets online

Poetry Workshop   $15  (includes evening reading at 7PM)

Tickets for individual events are also available at the door.


Writing with Whitman: Poetry Writing Workshops


2013 Season of Workshops


This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.



This is an Arts Alive LI Classic Signature Series Event. Visit to learn more.