Reasons and Seasons of Food

WWBA is holding a six-week discussion series designed to educate our participants through engaging discussions about the many aspects of food –spiritual, physical, emotional, political, and cultural. The dates of the series are Thursdays: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and July 7, 2022, at 1:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.

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Intersections of the Harlem Renaissance and Langston Hughes

Intersections of the Harlem Renaissance and Langston Hughes Sunday, May 22, 2022 1:30-3:30 PM EST online As part of our Intersections: African American Voices of Democracy Series, WWBA welcomes creative scholars to discuss the poetry, life, and legacy of Langston Hughes and connections to poetry by Walt Whitman. Presenters include

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Intersection of Contemporary African American Poetry and Hip Hop

Intersection of Contemporary African American Poetry and Hip Hop Sunday, November 6, 2022 1:30-3:30 PM New York City-based performance poet Malik Work will offer an introduction to hip hop and perform his own works. In collaboration with Westbury High School, English Dept. Chair Dr. Nicolette James will coordinate with WWBA

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Intersection of Community and Literary Voices

Intersection of Community and Literary Voices Sunday, October 16, 2022 1:30-3:30 PM  WWBA reprises two former successful Favorite Poem Projects created by US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. Community members of all ages are invited to bring and read their favorite African American poetry. Additionally, WWBA Trustee Dr. Susan Fishbein coordinates

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Intersection of Jupiter Hammon and Long Island History

Intersection of Poet Jupiter Hammon and Long Island History Sunday, June 12, 2022 1:30-3:30 PM WWBA collaborates with Preservation Long Island who launched a major initiative to interpret poet Jupiter’s Hammon’s life a the Joseph Manor Home. Speakers include Preservation Long Island curator Lauren Brincat, Huntington Town Historian and author

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Intersection of Jazz and Free Verse Poetry

Intersection of Jazz and Free Verse Poetry Wednesday, March 31, 2022 6:00-8:00 PM EST online WWBA is delighted to present our first event in our new series Intersections: African American Voices of Democracy! Join us online in collaboration with The John and Alice Coltrane home for a jazzy, swingin’ night

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Walking With Whitman Featuring Martín Espada, Denis Gray, and Josie Bello

Walking With Whitman  Friday, April 1, 2022   7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. EST  Join us online on Friday April 1, 2022 to listen to WWBA’s 2012 Poet-in-Residence Martín Espada and Long Island-based poet Denis Gray along with local musician Josie Bello. This Event has a $5.00 suggested donation: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2197152  Register to

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Book Talk with Maire Mullins: Hannah Whitman Heyde: The Complete Correspondence

Book Talk Online with Maire Mullins: Hannah Whitman Heyde: The Complete Correspondence  Thursday, March 24, 2022    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST WWBA is please to present Maire Mullins, professor of English at Pepperdine University, to discuss her new book, Hannah Whitman Heyde: The Complete Correspondence.  This Event has a $5.00 suggested donation: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2197152 

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2022 Poet In Residence Natasha Trethewey Discussion and Reading

WWBA 2022 Poet-in-Residence Natasha Trethewey: Discussion and Poetry Reading Saturday, May 14, 2022 Discussion and Q&A: 3:30 – 5:00 PM Poetry Reading: 6:00-7:00 PM EST “Her poems dig beneath the surface of history—personal or communal, from childhood or from a century ago—to explore the human struggles that we all face.”

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Walking With Whitman 3/4/22 with Denise Duhamel, Vicki Iorio, and Josie Bellow

Walking With Whitman Friday, March 4th, 2022  on Zoom 7:00 – 9:00PM EST Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) presents the 12th season of Poetry in Performance: Walking With Whitman, hosted by Writer-in-Residence George Wallace. The signature series continues to bring the most intriguing figures in contemporary literature on the national scene paired with

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