African American Voices for Democracy: Intersection of Contemporary African American Poetry and Hip Hop

Saturday, November 12, 2022 – 6PM – 8PM As part of WWBA’s Intersections: African American Voices of Democracy Series, 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

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African American Voices for Democracy: Intersection of Community and Literary Voices

Sunday, October 16, 2022 – 1:30PM-3:30 PM  As part of our Intersections: African American Voices of Democracy Series, WWBA reprises the successful Favorite Poem Project 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

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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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An In-Depth Look At Form Poetry

Live Virtual Discussion with Cliff Bleidner, WWBA 2021 Long Island Poet of the Year Thursday, September 9th, 2021 6:30 – 7:30PM EST   WWBA is delighted to present An In-Depth Look at Formal Poetry with WWBA 2021 Long Island Poet of the Year Cliff Bleidner. Lose your fear of writing

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Suffolk County Poet Laureate Award Ceremony

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is delighted to host a virtual ceremony to celebrate the new Suffolk County Poet Laureate for 2021-2023, Dr. Richard Bronson! The committee of former Poet Laureates of Suffolk County, Long Island Poetry Collective, and the Suffolk County Legislature will officially announce the incoming Poet Laureate and

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Leaves of Grass Video Premiere for Whitman’s Birthday

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 premiering a YouTube video of “Leaves of Grass” and Whitman-Themed Art on May 31st, 2021. Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/waltwhitmanbirthplace  

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

2020 WWBA Long Island Poet of the Year Christina M. Rau Virtual Ceremony and Reading on April 5th, 2020 at 2:00PM. Rau was nominated and chosen as LI Poet of the Year and a ceremony was scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 5th in Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA)

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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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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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