“Whitman, Race, & Racism Discussion” with Distinguished Scholar Ed Folsom, Ph.D

WWBA is delighted to present “Whitman, Race, & Racism”, a discussion with Distinguished Whitman Scholar and Professor Ed Folsom, Ph.D.  This historical program focuses on Whitman, a Civil War era poet, who proclaimed his love for democracy in his writing. Professor Folsom will include facts about Whitman’s writings on race,

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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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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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Open Call: Zoom Poetry Open Mic

Hello Poets! We want to hear your voice and share it with poetry fans at home! We plan on having several virtual open mic events on Zoom in the upcoming weeks. We hope to get both local and international poets. Please email Events@waltwhitman.org with the subject “open mic” and your

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Zoom Live Events // Upcoming & Past

Topic: “Poetry Reading With George Wallace, WWBA Writer in Residence“ Time: Thursday, August 13, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) WWBA is delighted to present a featured reading with George Wallace,  Writer in Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, first poet laureate of Suffolk County NY, former laureate

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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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Facebook Live Workshop with Christina M. Rau March 26th

WWBA Long Island Poet of the Year Christina M. Rau will be presenting a Facebook Live Poetry Workshop, “For The Love Of Lists: How To Catalog Effectively” on March 26th, 2020 at 4:00PM. To join live, click here on March 26th at 4:00PM and scroll to the top of our newsfeed.

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Postcard Poetry FREE Workshop Children & Adults

Due to health concerns, event is POSTPONED. We will schedule a new date and update our website once it is planned. Thank you. WWBA is delighted to host a community workshop by local poet Mary Healey. In this *free workshop participants will explore, experience, enjoy, and create the world of

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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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