Youth Speaks for Social Justice

Saturday, October 1, 2022, Suffolk County Teen Poet Laureate Ella O’Connor invites students to participate in “Youth Speaks for Social Justice,” a spoken-word performance competition focused on social justice issues.  Join us for this exciting event! Learn more about it here:  https://www.waltwhitman.org/youth-speaks-for-social-justice

Walking With Whitman

Friday, October 7th Walking With Whitman will feature Robert Gibbons author of Close to the Tree (Three Rooms Press, 2012) and Flight (Poets Wear Prada, 2019) and Doreen (Dd.) Spungin author of  Tomorrow Smells Invisible (Words With Wings Press, 2020).  Join us for this exciting event! Learn more about it here:  https://www.waltwhitman.org/walking-with-whitman-october-7th-with-robert-gibbons-and-dd-spungin

Intersection of Community and Literary Voices

Sunday, October 16, 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. Learn more about it here:  https://www.waltwhitman.org/african-american-voices-for-democracy-intersection-of-community-and-literary-voices

Intersection of Contemporary African American Poetry And Hip Hop

Saturday, November 12, 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. Learn more about it here:  https://www.waltwhitman.org/african-american-voices-for-democracy-intersection-of-contemporary-african-american-poetry-and-hip-hop/

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