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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WWBA Is Looking For A Video Intern!

WWBA is looking for a Video Intern! Working closely with the Events & Media Director, the intern will have the unique opportunity to produce creative content for a notable historic and literary site with all creations credited to the intern to build a portfolio. Projects will include but are not

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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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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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