Announcing Hua Xi as “Poets To Come” Scholar

The Gwenn A. Nusbaum / WWBA Poets To Come Scholarship Committee has selected Hua Xi (they/she) as the 2022 Scholarship recipient.   During the scholarship year, Hua plans to publish a first chapbook of poetry and finish a first poetry book manuscript.  Hua is interested in the mind and its

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Intersection of Poet Jupiter Hammon & Long Island History

WWBA collaborates with community members to interpret Jupiter Hammon’s poetry in historical contexts. Hammon (1711-ca. 1806) is known as a founder of African-American literature. Born into slavery, Hammon published his first poem, “An Evening Thought. Salvation by Christ with Penitential Cries,” at 50 years of age. He gained wide circulation and used his Christian biblical foundation to

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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 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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Children’s Masterpiece Painting Workshop: Van Gogh and Whitman

WWBA is delighted to present Virtual Children’s Masterpiece Painting Event: Vincent van Gogh & Walt Whitman an art and history program for children on Sunday, December 5th from 1:00PM to 2:00PM. How was Vincent van Gogh inspired by Walt Whitman? Children can join an interactive art event guided by an

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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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