The Walking With Whitman series offers poetry in performance hosted by WWBA Writer-in-Residence George Wallace. Usually held on the first Friday of the month at 7 PM, each reading features a local poet paired with a poet from anywhere else in the world. Most events also include musical performances and an opportunity for Q&A.
The eleventh season begins on March 5, 2021, featuring international poet Larry Beckett from Portland, Oregon with local poet Ed Luhrs. International poet Afric McGlinchey will join us from Ireland with local poet Richard Bronson on April 9, 2021. International poet Rommi Smith will join us from the UK and perform with local poet Deborah Hauser to conclude the Spring/Summer season on May 7th, 2021. The Fall series begins on Oct. 1st, 2021 with international poet Gregory Ledbetter performing with local poet Tom Stock. Local poet Barbara Ann Branca will present Community Open Mic. Night on Nov. 5, 2021.
Walking With Whitman is sponsored by Poets & Writers. Visit pw.org to learn more about their support for contemporary poetry programs.