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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Upcoming & Past Events

  Announcing Hua Xi as “Poets To Come” Scholar Thursday, June 23, 2022 Award Ceremony Virtual Zoom Event:  7PM – 8PM EST The Gwenn A. Nusbaum / WWBA Poets To Come Scholarship Committee has selected Hua Xi (they/she) as the 2022 Scholarship recipient. Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) founded the Gwenn A. Nusbaum

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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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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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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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Yuletide Family Day! Sun. Dec. 1st

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 2019 1:00PM – 3:00PM $9/child, chaperones FREE Yuletide Family Day with Santa, a Sing-Along, and so much more! Pre-Register Here or Pay at the Door   Holiday Sing-Along Visit with Santa Decorate a Cookie Make an Ornament Old-Time Interactive Games Period Wooden Toys Guided Tours of the

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