2021 Poet In Residence Forrest Gander Workshop and Reading

WWBA 2021 Poet-in-Residence Forrest Gander will be joining us on Saturday, June 12th, 2021 for a Virtual Workshop and Evening Poetry Reading. Virtual Poetry Workshop from 2:00 – 4:00 PM EST Purchase tickets in Advance Here: https://www.waltwhitman.org/zoom-upcoming-and-past-events/ FREE Evening Poetry Reading at 6:30 PM EST Pre-Register in Advance Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tc-qrqzkuHtNcEvMV-OqOAFxiWhs3VCfE “Gander’s [poems]

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Virtual Live Poetry Reading with Physician and Poet John L. Wright

Thursday, April 29th, 2021    6:30 – 7:30PM EST  WWBA is delighted to present a live poetry reading with Physician and Poet John L. Wright. His poetry explores humanity’s relationship and place among the fauna and flora of the natural world. Singer-Songwriter Linda Sussman will perform her original songs live. Join us in celebrating Poetry

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I Love My Park Day 2021 Event

Saturday, May 1st, 2021  10:00AM – 3:00PM EST   Volunteers Participating at Events Across New York to Celebrate State Parks and Historic Sites Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is delighted to host volunteers at Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site as part of more than 100 cleanup, improvement, and beautification events happening

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Now Accepting Videos & Artwork for Leaves of Grass Marathon Reading & Whitman-Themed Art Exhibit

Submissions Now Open and Due Friday, May 7th, 2021   For a Live Zoom Presentation Event on Walt Whitman’s 202nd Birthday: Sunday, May 31st, 2021 Join us in celebrating Walt Whitman’s 202nd Birthday from anywhere in the world! WWBA is hosting a virtual world-wide Marathon Reading of “Leaves of Grass” and Whitman-Themed Art Exhibition via

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Pioneers of Poetry & Paint, Pollock, Krasner, and Whitman: Virtual Tours and Poetry Writing

This special live virtual event takes Zoom visitors on a tour through the homes of Long Island’s world famous creative pioneers, poet Walt Whitman and painters Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. Virtual doors open to the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton and then to the Walt Whitman

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The Fire THIS Time: A Reading and Discussion Series about James Baldwin’s Essays

“The Fire THIS Time”  6 Week Live Virtual Discussion Series Exploring Perspectives on Race in America   Led By   Indran Amirthanayagam Poet, Essayist, Diplomat, and Translator  Saturdays, 2:00PM – 3:30PM EST: April 17th – May 22, 2021  There is a one time $10 administration fee to join in the series:  https://www.waltwhitman.org/product/the-fire-this-time/

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Walking With Whitman: Welcome To Our 11th Season

The Walking With Whitman series offers poetry in performance hosted by WWBA Writer-in-Residence George Wallace. Usually held on the first Friday of the month at 7 PM, each reading features a local poet paired with a poet from anywhere else in the world. Most events also include musical performances and

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2021 Student Poetry Contest Due March 19th

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association THIRTY-FIFTH ANNUAL STUDENT POETRY CONTEST DUE MARCH 19th, 2021 WALT WHITMAN BIRTHPLACE ASSOCIATION IS PROUD TO PRESENT ITS THIRTY-FIFTH ANNUAL STUDENT POETRY CONTEST **CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AS A PDF** ***SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL ONLY: educator@waltwhitman.org Contest Theme: Lessons Learned Contest: Write a free

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Corona Poetry Collaborative

CORONA Poetry Collaborative WWBA is delighted to be collaborating with Nassau County Poet Laureate Gayl Teller to create an anthology of Coronavirus-related poems. Let’s collaborate on a collection of poems CORONA during this historic time. The title CORONA suggests not only the pandemic but luminous hope. What has your experience

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Juan Felipe Herrera Evening Poetry Reading May 30th

WWBA Poet-in-Residence Juan Felipe Herrera Evening Poetry Reading is free and open to all this year! To join please use the Zoom Link below: There is also a Zoom Master Class with Juan Felipe Herrera on May 30th. More info here: Master Class You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

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