Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center
Festival Within: Friday Night Kickoff Party!
Friday Night Kickoff Party!
at Book Revue
313 New York Avenue
The festival starts with a bang, as Walt Whitman Birthplace Association hosts the Festival Within's Friday Night Kickoff Party at Book Revue in Huntington. The Kickoff will feature a diverse group of poets from Scribner's Best of the Best American Poetry: 25th Anniversary Edition. Boasting a line-up of dynamic poets, such as David Lehman, Kim Addonizio, Tom Sleigh, and others, the night promises to provide a taste of the day and evening to come. Featured poets will introduce themselves, read briefly and sign books.
Join us at this free event, open to the public.
For more questions, contact Media & Event Director
Kim Plummer, (631) 427-5240 ext. 112
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|2015 Long Island Poet of the Year Nominations|
The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Long Island Poet of the Year award. This award is given annually to a Long Island poet recognized regionally for the excellence of his or her work and who is active in supporting and promoting poetry on Long Island.
The nomination should consist of a brief bio/CV, including publications, artistic engagements, and community activities, and a two page sample of the poet's work. This material should be submitted by email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to Executive Director, Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, West Hills, New York 11746-4148
Nominations must be received by January 15, 2015. The WWBA Board of Trustees Program Committee will choose the awardee by January 31, 2015. The award will be presented at a reception-reading in April 2015.