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
NY Council for the Humanities Reading & Discussion Series: Working
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2015 WWBA Long Island Poet of the Year, Graham Everett: Award Ceremony
Sun, April 26, 2015
2015 Poetry for the HART Award Reception & Reading
Thu, April 30, 2015
Walking with Whitman featuring Peter Cole and Robert Peake
Sat, May 2, 2015
I ♥ My Park Day
Sat, May 2, 2015
Master Class with 2015 Poet in Residence Yusef Komunyakaa
Sat, May 30, 2015
12th Annual Marathon Reading of "Song of Myself" at BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
Sun, June 21, 2015
Whitman A'La Carte
Wed, June 24, 2015
Novel Writing workshop with Gae Polisner
Wed, July 15, 2015
WAR WORDS WISDOM: Songs of War
Sun, July 19, 2015
Walking with Whitman featuring Garland Thompson Jr. and Graham Everett
Sat, September 12, 2015
WAR WORDS WISDOM: Drum Taps, sponsored by John & Penny Barr
Sat, September 26, 2015
Walking with Whitman featuring Joe Weil and Claire Nicolas White
Sat, October 3, 2015
Walking with Whitman featuring Anthoula Katsimatides, Matt Pasca and Terri Muuss
Sat, November 7, 2015
Walking with Whitman featuring Eileen Myles and Julie Sheehan
Sat, December 5, 2015
Art at the Birthplace
The Birthplace is proud to display art from local renowned artists. Visit the Interpretive center in the month of May to view a book exhibit from artist Barry McCallion.
Barry McCallion is often linked with Fluxus, an international movement dedicated to testing art’s images and ideas. The artist has traveled and exhibited widely and is the recipient of a number of grants. A selection of unique ‘artists books’ drawn and painted on handmade paper and housed in elegant presentation boxes will be on display. Other examples from this series are in various university and private rare book collections.