Kids Craft Day

Kids can design their very own custom canvas bag with markers, paint, jewels, stamps, fringe, and much more! Afterwards, children will take a tour of The Walt Whitman Birthplace historic home. Join us for a day of creativity and history! Click Here to Register for 10-11:30AM Session Click Here to

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USPS Whitman Bicentennial Stamp Release Event

USPS Walt Whitman Bicentennial 2019 Stamp Release Walt Whitman Birthplace Huntington Station, NY, September 12th 2019, 11:00AM – 12 noon The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is delighted to be hosting this event in our Interpretive Center on September 12th, 2019 at 11:00AM.  Free and open to the public. All are

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Dana Gioia, Writer, NEA Advocate Named A ‘Champion of Literacy’

      By Jano Tantongco jtantongco@longislandergroup.com Award-winning poet, writer and former National Endowment of the Arts chair Dana Gioia will be honored by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association on April 30 with an award dubbing him a “Champion of Literacy” for his work supporting the arts. Gioia served as

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Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan Named Long Island Poet Of The Year

Publication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press   By Lisa Daffy Apr 4, 2017 1:04 AM “You know, you write like a guy.” Those might be fighting words for another woman, but Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan took them as a high compliment, coming as they did from a fellow poet,

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Grad Student Discovers A Lost Novel Written By Walt Whitman

February 21, 2017 Heard on All Things Considered Glen Weldon A literary treasure buried for more than a century has been unearthed by Zachary Turpin, a grad student at the University of Houston. It’s a work of short fiction: a 36,000-word novella published anonymously, in six parts, in a New

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In Newly-Discovered Manifesto, Walt Whitman Says You Should Eat Leaves Of Grass

Forbes Apr 29, 2016 Shelby Carpenter , Forbes Staff Walt Whitman was a man wise beyond his time in the ways of diet and exercise. Turns out, the American poet was a proponent of what is known today as the Paleo Diet. American scholars were stunned by the recent publication of

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