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Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center

Writing with Whitman: Poetry Writing Workshop with Poet Pramila Venkateswaran

Saturday, November 2, 2013
3:00 - 5:00

Author of the poetry collection Trace, Draw Me Inmost and Behind Dark Waters, Ms. Venkateswaran teaches English and Women's Studies at Nassau Community College. She reads her poetry internationally, most recently at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival.

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 Pramila Venkateswaran and acclaimed poet Cornelius Eady.

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 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


Walking with Whitman: Poetry in Performance

2013 Season of Readings

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.