Poetry in Performance/Open Mic ft.Mary Healey Sept. 6

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association
Friday, September 6th, 7 – 9 pm, WWBA presents the 9th season of Poetry in Performance: Walking With Whitman, featuring Mary Healey reading her poetry and hosting the Community Open Mic. The signature series founded by WWBA Writer in Residence George Wallace continues to bring the most intriguing figures in poetry to the Walt Whitman Birthplace Stage. Musical performance by Tom Santoriello and Margaret Lassen and refreshments to follow. Tickets on sale now online and at the door! Students are FREE.​

Featuring Music by Tom Santoriello and Margaret Lassen
Tom Santoriello and Margaret Lassen have been
performing music for over forty years. Santoriello
worked with classic artists such as Louisiana Red, The
Shangri-las, and Sam and Dave.
Santoriello studied jazz and blues at the University of
Massachusetts, performing in the UMASS Chamer Jazz
Ensemble during his time there. A prolific songwriter
and composer, his original instrumental pieces have
been featured on the podcast Live@Deepwells,
Acoustic Long Island and Happenings on Main Street.
Santoriello plays lead guitar for the local favorite band, Little Wilson, as well as fronting his
own jazz and blues group, Big Slow and the Common Gift.