In Memoriam

William T. Walter, PhD WWBA Trustee President (1931 – 2020) WWBA commemorates the leadership and dedication of William T. Walter, PhD. His spirit and joy will forever be reflected in his lasting contributions to the Birthplace and to the legacy of Walt Whitman. In lieu of flowers, his family requests

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Zoom Live Events // Upcoming & Past

  Topic: Poetry Open Mic Time: Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 6:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) WWBA is delighted to present Poetry Open Mic! Six Featured Poets will present their poetry and the audience will be invited to share as well(as much as time permits)! Join us for

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LI Poet of the Year Christina M. Rau Poetry Reading on Zoom: April 5th

Click this link on April 5th at 2:00pm. On your computer you will be given prompts to access the meeting. To join using your phone download the Zoom App beforehand: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/142229416 Enter this Password: 404223 Meeting ID:142 229 416 2020 WWBA Long Island Poet of the Year Christina M. Rau will

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Cancelled: I Love My Park Day!: Outdoor/Garden Volunteers May 2nd

Saturday, May 2nd: 10am – 3pm. Help the “Leaves of Grass” grow! Roll up your sleeves and participate in outdoor spring cleanup of Walt Whitman Birthplace, as part of a statewide initiative to maintain parks. Walk-ins welcome. Rain date: May 9th. *Bring your own gardening tools. Lunch, Birthplace tours, and

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Volunteer Meet & Greet: Become a Volunteer!

Due to health concerns, event is POSTPONED. We will schedule a new date and update our website once it is planned. Thank you. WWBA invites prospective volunteers to join us on March 25th, 2:00 – 4:00PM for a Meet & Greet with our current volunteers and staff members. Walt Whitman

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Christina M. Rau: LI Poet of the Year Ceremony & Reception April 5th

We are delighted to announce that Christina M. Rau has been named WWBA 2020 Long Island Poet of the Year! An Award Ceremony and Poetry Reading by Christina M. Rau will be held on April 5th, 2020, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Birthplace. Free and Open to the Public.

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YAWP Group Art Exhibit Submissions Due: April 12th

WWBA is delighted to invite artists to submit their original artwork to be considered for WWBA’s first group exhibit entitled YAWP. This group exhibit will explore an excerpt from Whitman’s “Song of Myself” in Leaves of Grass. Abstract, figurative, and landscape interpretations are welcome. There will be a reception for

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Poetry Master Class: Juan Felipe Herrera May 30th

WWBA 2020 Poet-in-Residence Juan Felipe Herrera will still be presenting his Workshop and Evening Reading! Juan Felipe Herrera has graciously agreed to have the workshop take place in a live Zoom event on Saturday, May 30th, 2020 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM. His Evening Poetry Reading will be on the same

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Irish Family Day March 1st

March 1st. 1:00PM Irish Family Day With the Mulvihill-Lynch School of Irish Dance Children of all ages will enjoy a performance of Irish dancing by teachers and students from the Mulvihill-Lynch Studio of Irish Dance, known regionally, nationally, and internationally as champions on the competitive circuit. The award-winning dancers will

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Former US Congressman Steve Israel. Thurs. Nov. 21st 7-9PM “Long Island’s Literary Heritage: From Walt Whitman to Steve Israel”

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is proud to  host former United States Congressman-turned-novelist Steve Israel. He will discuss Whitman’s views on democracy as expressed in Whitman’s 1871 book “Democratic Vistas,” as compared to his own views on democracy as depicted in his novels “Big Guns” (2018) and “The Global War on

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