Zoom Live Events// Upcoming & Past

Upcoming Events:

Topic: Jayne’s Hill Hike with Andrew Rimby
Time: Jul 5, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The event is free, with a $5 suggested donation.
WWBA staff is currently displaced from our office and closed for public tours of Walt Whitman’s childhood home. Your online contributions have never been more vital to sustaining our efforts. We can only keep our weekly online programs and community engagement going with the support of individuals like you. Contributions in any amount are greatly appreciated! To donate please visit: https://www.waltwhitman.org/join-donate/donate/

WWBA is delighted to present a guided hike with Andrew Rimby on Jayne’s Hill; the highest point on Long Island. This event will take place via Zoom on Sunday, July 5th at 1:00PM. Viewers can see the hike Walt Whitman took when visiting his childhood home in Long Island, New York. Andrew Rimby will share the natural beauty of the hike and read from Whitman’s “Paumanok” themed poetry collection. July 4th, Independence Day, is the anniversary of when Whitman self-published his first edition of “Leaves of Grass”; our event takes place the day afterwards when Whitman would be excitedly promoting his monumental new book. Everyone is welcome to join us for this poetic journey into nature from their own home!

WWBA staff is currently displaced from our office and closed for public tours of Walt Whitman’s childhood home. Your online contributions have never been more vital to sustaining our efforts. We can only keep our weekly online programs and community engagement going with the support of individuals like you. Contributions in any amount are greatly appreciated! To donate please visit: https://www.waltwhitman.org/join-donate/donate/

“Sea-beauty! stretch’d and basking!” are the opening lines of Walt Whitman’s “Paumanok,” a poem that explores Long Island’s natural beauty, especially the Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Whitman’s fascination with the natural water that surrounds Long Island comes from his knowledge of Jayne’s Hill, the highest point on Long Island. Whitman returned to Jayne’s Hill at least twice after moving from West Hills in 1823 with his family. He enjoyed the view that captured the woods, fields, and beaches of Long Island. He was known for venturing out from dawn to dusk taking in Long Island’s scenery with some food, water, and a good book in his hand. What better way to capture Whitman’s spirit than walking the same trail that he would have taken to get up to Jayne’s Hill and take in a few poems about Paumanok (how Whitman referred to Long Island).

Andrew Rimby is a Ph.D. Candidate in the English department at SBU. His dissertation, “The Pool of Narcissus: Transatlantic Homoerotic Attachments (1837-1901), argues that Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, and other 19th-century writers use ancient Greek allusions to express male homoerotic desire before the term “homosexuality” is invented. He is a 2019 Guiliano Global Fellow, a 2019-2020 Public Humanities Fellow, and a 2019 Stony Brook Graduate Fellow in the Arts, Humanities, and Lettered Social Sciences.

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Topic: Karen DeMauro: Performing Poetry Workshop
Time: Jul 9, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The event is free, with a $5 suggested donation.
WWBA staff is currently displaced from our office and closed for public tours of Walt Whitman’s childhood home. Your online contributions have never been more vital to sustaining our efforts. We can only keep our weekly online programs and community engagement going with the support of individuals like you. Contributions in any amount are greatly appreciated! To donate please visit: https://www.waltwhitman.org/join-donate/donate/
WWBA is delighted to welcome Karen De Mauro, Artistic Director of The Acting Center in New York City, to present a “Performing Poetry” Zoom live workshop on Thursday, July 9th at 6:30PM EST. De Mauro will focus on teaching students to approach poetry performances with the goal of embodying the unique voice each particular poem needs; encouraging the reader to “take a leap” into the poem itself. Through educational exercises, participants will come away with a new understanding of exercises that honor the integrity of the poem they are reading. De Mauro’s techniques will be demonstrated by poet Wayne Mennecke. Exercises will review breathing patterns, reading speed, and finding the poem’s own spirit and breath. This program is extremely valuable to both seasoned and new poets, as well as any individual that wants to grow their public-speaking skills. The workshop is a safe space for everyone to grow their skills and take away a new approach to public performance. $5 suggested donation. Join us!
Karen De Mauro is Artistic Director of The Acting Center in New York City, a company that facilitates “the actor in everyone” from corporate executives to Broadway professionals to school children. She leads The Center for Nature Writing at Seatuck and has written and performed throughout United States, Canada, the UK and Japan. She directed and performed at The United Nations, The Smithsonian Institution, and, most recently on The High Line and The Alvin Ailey Theatre for “Discover NY”. Karen has been an Artist in Residence and Teaching Artist for over 40 years.
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Topic: “The Talking Cure” with Jack Coulehan, MD
Time: Jul 16, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The event is free, with a $5 suggested donation.
WWBA staff is currently displaced from our office and closed for public tours of Walt Whitman’s childhood home. Your online contributions have never been more vital to sustaining our efforts. We can only keep our weekly online programs and community engagement going with the support of individuals like you. Contributions in any amount are greatly appreciated! To donate please visit: https://www.waltwhitman.org/join-donate/donate/
WWBA is delighted to welcome Emeritus Professor of Medicine and WWBA Board of Trustees President Jack Coulehan for a reading of his recently released book “The Talking Cure”. Author Cortney Davis writes: “Coulehan writes about the joys of medicine, of family, of love and faith, while not ignoring the frustration of caring deeply for others, how sometimes even the most compassionate must struggle to “squeeze a portion” of the heart, allowing “a few drops of compassion” to escape (“Lift Up Your Heart”).” Jack Coulehan will share his experiences during thirty years of healing through dynamic writing and storytelling. All are welcome to join us for this inspiring event!The event is free, with a $5 suggested donation.
Jack Coulehan is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine and former director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University. Jack’s essays, poems and stories appear frequently in medical journals and literary magazines, and his work is widely anthologized. He is the author of seven collections of poetry, including The Talking Cure: New and Selected Poems (Plain View Press, 2020) His other books include Blood & Bone and Primary Care (University of Iowa Press), two co-edited anthologies of poems by physicians; Chekhov’s Doctors, a collection of Anton Chekhov’s medical tales (Kent State University Press); and an award-winning textbook The Medical Interview: Mastering Skills for Clinical Practice (F. A. Davis Co,). Among Jack’s honors are a Pennsylvania Council for the Arts poetry fellowship; the American College of Physicians poetry award; American Nursing Association book of the year award; Master Scholar humanities fellowship of the Philadelphia College of Physicians; Humanities Medal of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; and the Nicholas Davies Scholar Award of the American College of Physicians for “outstanding lifetime contributions to the humanities in medicine.”
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LINKS TO PAST ZOOM EVENTS:
Walking With Whitman: Poetry in Performance Featuring Octavio Quintanilla and Wayne Mennecke! With Musical Performance by Rorie Kelly! Video Coming Soon!
Virtual Open Mic Night. Featuring: Mary Makofske, Maggie Bloomfield,
Bill Ratner, Emily-Sue Sloane, J R Turek Click here to Watch!
James P. Wagner (Ishwa) was recently named the United States Beat Poet Laureate 2020-2021. He is also the president of Long Island’s Bards Initiative, founder and operator of Bards Against Hunger and publisher for Local Gems Press. Click Here to Watch!
WWBA Long Island Poet of the Year Christina M. Rau presents provide insight into Ekphrastic Poetry: poems about visual art. She pairs poems with paintings by Gustav Klimt, Pieter Breughel, and Wassily Kandinsky. Click Here to Watch!
Virtual Open Mic Night: Featuring Mary C.M. Philips, Linda Trott Dickman, Thomas L. D’Angelo, and Maria Iliou. Click Here to Watch!
Walking With Whitman: Poetry in Performance Featuring Bertha Rogers and Evelyn Kandel! With Musical Performance by Bryan Gallo. Click Here to Watch!
WWBA Poet-in-Residence Zoom Evening Poetry will be available in clips soon! Check out links to our other past event videos below!
Watch this gifted family’s creative response to the quarantine: Click Here to Watch

Zoom Poetry Reading with Distinguished Poet Terri Muuss.
Zoom Poetry Reading with Distinguished Poet Terri Muuss.

Zoom Poetry Workshop and Performance with Distinguished Poet Steven Licardi. Click Here to Watch.
Author Kristin McGlothlin discusses her book “Drawing with Whitman” and her inspiration to share Whitman, Cezanne, and other literary/artistic figures with a younger generation Click Here to Watch
Distinguished Poet Mary Healey Poetry Reading on Zoom.  Click here to watch.
WWBA Long Island Poet of the Year Christina M. Rau Ceremony and Poetry Reading on Zoom. Click Here To Watch.