November 3, 2023
7:00 PM EST
Cost: $ 10

Event Description:

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) presents  “Walking With Whitman: Poetry in Performance,” hosted by Writer-in-Residence George Wallace. The signature series, now in its 13th season, continues to bring the most intriguing figures in contemporary literature on the national scene paired with local poets on the Walt Whitman Stage.

Friday, November 3rd, Walking With Whitman will feature poet Lorraine Conlin & Open Mic Night! The evening will also feature live music by Singer-Songwriter Linda Sussman.  Join us for this exciting event!

Refreshments will be served. No registration is required. There is a $10 entry fee for this event that will be collected at the door or can be paid in advance, see button below.



Lorraine (LoFrese) Conlin is the Nassau County Poet Laureate Emeritus (2015-2017) and Vice-president of the Nassau County Poet Laureate Society. She is the Events Coordinator for Performance Poets Association and the host of Tuesdays with Poetry at the Bellmore Memorial Library for more than sixteen years. Since the pandemic/quarantine she arranged weekly poetry workshops via Zoom and continues to arrange them on a bi-weekly basis. Lorraine is an active participant in the PPA Farmingdale poetry workshop and a monthly poetry group gathering of Sisters in Poetry (SIPs). As a longtime member of the Long Island Writers Guild, she now moderates workshops for the group at several libraries in Nassau and Suffolk counties, whose members are a mix of poets and writers. Lorraine promotes poetry and contests on her social media groups and posts photographs of all the events she attends. Lorraine’s poems have been published nationally and internationally. Her work can be seen in many anthologies and literary reviews. Writing is her “Prozac”. Lorraine is a Licensed Customs Broker, and works in the global logistics industry. She lives in Wantagh with her husband.


Linda Sussman ( is an award-winning singer-songwriter whose versatile vocals and guitar style cross boundaries of alternative-folk and blues. Her music, which has ranked #1 on the Roots Music Report’s weekly Alternative Folk Album Chart, spans universal topics from heartache and triumphs to calls for social justice and can be heard on radio programs in both the US and abroad. The many stages she has played range from the iconic New York City venue The Bitter End to Radio Bean in Burlington, VT. Over the past five years, Linda has released four full-length albums and several singles, all of which are available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, etc.



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This program is made possible with funds from Poets and Writers, Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, NY State Parks, Suffolk County, Town of Huntington, and NYS Council on the Arts through Huntington Arts Council.