Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 6:30PM EST
“Meet the Artists” virtual reception via Zoom
WWBA is delighted to present a group exhibit entitled YAWP. This group exhibit explores an excerpt from Walt Whitman’s poem “Song of Myself” from Leaves of Grass. The exhibit is included in the price of admission for tours of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Historic Site. Meet the artists via Zoom on opening night.
$5 suggested donation: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2197152
Register for “Meet the Artists” Virtual Reception: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vc-ChqToqGtMOtOM3QELWfk8uy7WHmRh-
Exhibit on view through Friday, January 7, 2021
For more information: https://www.waltwhitman.org/yawp-wwba-group-art-exhibition-2021/
WWBA at Arts on Terry
Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
WWBA is delighted to join Patchogue Arts Council as a Cultural Partner for Arts on Terry. You can visit us under the main tent to chat about Whitman and poetry with our 2020 LI Poet of the Year Christina M. Rau, grab a free Whitman-themed souvenir, purchase a book or a broadside, or put your own poetry skills to work by creating a blackout poem that you can take with you or display in our booth.
For more information, click here: https://www.waltwhitman.org/wwba-at-arts-on-terry-2021/
Walking With Whitman: Gregory Leadbetter, Tom Stock, and Josie Bello
Friday, October 1, 2021, 7:00 – 9:00 PM EST
Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) continues to present the 10th season of Poetry in Performance: Walking With Whitman on Friday, October 1st, with Worcestershire, UK based Poet Gregory Leadbetter, Long Island based Poet Tom Stock, and Long Island based Singer/Songwriter Josie Bello live on Zoom.
$5 suggested donation. To Donate Please Visit:
You will receive an email after you register with a link for the event.
For more about our performers: https://www.waltwhitman.org/walking-with-whitman-october-1st-with-gregory-ledbetter-tom-stock-and-josie-bello/
Virtual Poetry Writing Workshop with Maria Lisella
Thursday, October 7th, 2021, 6:30 to 8:30 PM EST
WWBA is delighted to present Poetry Workshop: An Evening with Maria Lisella, Queens Poet Laureate & Academy of American Poets Fellow.
A dynamic, interactive evening, this workshop with Queens Poet Laureate and Academy of American Poets Fellow Maria Lisella is designed to inspire, encourage, and lead to a poem. Participants will write in response to a prompt [visual and/or verbal] or poem. No experience necessary, just pen, paper, and a sense of curiosity and fun! Sharing your work is optional as is giving and receiving supportive feedback.
Registration fee: $30 / $20 members
Register for this event here:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
For more details: https://www.waltwhitman.org/poetry-workshop-an-evening-with-maria-lisella/
Imagining Whitman in Stony Brook Village Tour
Sunday, October 10, 2021, 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST
WWBA is delighted to present “Imagining Whitman in Stony Brook Village,” A Walt Whitman-Themed Walking Tour led by PhD Candidate Andrew Rimby. For this in-person or virtual tour, you are invited to see the quaintness and tranquility of Stony Brook Village through Whitman’s eyes.
This event is open to everyone with a $5 suggested donation: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2197152
To Participate in Person: Meet in the main parking lot of the Long Island Museum, near the Visitors Center at 12:45PM on Sunday, October 10th, 2021.
To Participate Virtually Pre-Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErf-GhpzIrE9fJF_wYcUo6IkKYKd5_DUaR
For more information: https://www.waltwhitman.org/imagining-whitman-in-stony-brook-village-tour/
Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza Discussion Group
Saturdays, October 16-November 20, 2021, 1:00-3:00 PM EST
WWBA is delighted to present a virtual six-part discussion series designed to expand participants’ understanding of the unique amalgamation of culture in America’s Southwest. Led by WWBA Writer-in-Residence George Wallace, the literature and films discussed in this group capture the commitment, courage, and perseverance of both men and women whose life experience has been informed by the struggle to achieve the promises of American democracy in the context of the complex crosscurrents of culture in which they reside.
$10 WWBA Members: https://www.waltwhitman.org/product/member-latinx/
$15 Non-Members: https://www.waltwhitman.org/product/non-member-latinx/
Please click here for a full description and list of readings: https://www.waltwhitman.org/literary-and-film-discussion-series-borderlands-la-frontera-the-new-mestiza/
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LINKS TO PAST ZOOM EVENTS:
A Virtual In-Depth Look At Form Poetry with Cliff Bleidner, WWBA Long Island Poet of the Year. Video coming soon!
Haiku: An In-Depth Look at Forms with Cliff Bleidner, WWBA’s 2021 LI Poet of the Year. Video coming soon.
Virtual Children’s Masterpiece Painting Event: Children learn about Vincent van Gogh & Walt Whitman and create their own artwork.
Art and Poetry Virtual Workshop: Exploring the Relationship between Images & Words with Karen De Mauro and Caitlyn Shea. Watch it here!
“To Bryant, The Poet Of Nature”: A Virtual Walking Tour with Andrew Rimby
about Walt Whitman and William Cullen Bryant’s Transcendental Relationship. Watch it here!
A master class and workshop with Forrest Gander
, WWBA 2021 Poet-in-Residence. Watch it here! This event was made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administered by The Huntington Arts Council, Inc.
Celebrating Richard Bronson, MD
, Suffolk County’s 2021-2023 Poet Laureate with music by Linda Sussman
and a poetry reading. Watch it here!
Every Hour, Every Atom, a Pride Month discussion about Whitman’s notebooks. Watch it here!
Walt Whitman’s 202nd Birthday Celebration. Watch it here!
SALathon celebrating the World’s Greatest Celebrity Museums, a 24 live virtual tour including Walt Whitman Birthplace, hosted by The Phil Silvers Archival Museum and St. George Living History Productions.
Walking With Whitman featuring poets Rommi Smith
and Deborah Hauser
with musician Rori Kelly
to continue our 11th year in this signature series. Click here to watch!
I Love My Park Day 2021, a statewide endeavor with Parks & Trails New York to clean up and take care of our parks.
Pioneers of Poetry and Paint: Virtual tours of Walt Whitman Birthplace House
and the Pollock-Krasner studio
with a poetry workshop. Click here to watch!
Poetry reading and awards ceremony for 2021 Long Island Poet of the Year Cliff Bleidner
. Click here to watch!
Poetry reading to celebrate the release of Corona: An Anthology of Poems
edited by Gayl Teller
, the Nassau County Poet Laureate for 2009-11 and the 2016 Walt Whitman Birthplace Poet of the Year. Click here to watch!
The reading and discussion series The Fire THIS Time, led by Indran Amirthanayagam
, about race in America through the perspective of James Baldwin’s essays. Sponsored by Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES act. Books may be purchased on our website with a 20% discount here: https://www.waltwhitman.org/product/james-baldwin-collected-essays/
O Captain! My Captain! A discussion led by Dr. David S. Reynolds
and Dr. Barbara Bair
about Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman. Click here to watch
Walking With Whitman Poetry in Performance series featuring Afric McGlinchey
and Richard Bronson
with music by Josie Bello
. Click here to watch
Walking With Whitman Poetry in Performance series featuring Larry Beckettand Ed Luhrs with music by Bryan Gallo. Now in its 11th season! Click here to watch.
Memoir writing class with Barbara Field: Writing Life Stories.
Book Release: Professor Kenneth M. Price, PhD presents Whitman in Washington: Becoming the National Poet in the Federal City. Click here to watch!
Library of Congress curator Barbara Bair
presents: “‘For you whoever you are’: Transcribing Whitman Manuscripts Online By Democratic Crowdsourcing.” Click here to watch!
Virtual poetry and music open mic: Diverse voices from Vermont, Canada, the UK, and New York. Click here to watch.
A premiere of the short film Walt Whitman Facing West and a Q&A with filmmaker H. Paul Moon and Whitman impersonator Darrel Blaine Ford.
of Walt Whitman Facing West is here.
American Masters & Their Influences: European Literary Realism, a discussion series with WWBA Writer-in-Residence George Wallace.
Virtual Starry Night Painting and History Evening to workshop some painting and learn some history.
presents “The Traveling Bachelor in Huntington Village: A Whitman Walking Tour.” Click here to watch!
An Evening of Poetry Set to Modern Classical Music with Leonard Lehrman, Helene Williams, and Michael Niemann
. This event was part of our Walking With Whitman Series. Click here to watch!
“A Queer Meeting: Wilde And Whitman In Camden, NJ” a discussion with Andrew Rimby
, a Ph.D. candidate focusing his dissertation on Walt Whitman. Click here to watch!
A poetry reading with Cathryn Shea
reading from Genealogy Lesson for the Laity. Click here to watch!
A reading with the Long Island Poetry Collective
. This group features readings from a diverse group of poets sharing poems in their own unique styles with a variety of inspirations and influences. Click here to watch!
Yoga, meditation, and poetry with Christina M. Rau
from the grounds of Walt Whitman Birthplace. Click here to watch!
Poetry reading with Maggie Bloomfield
, author of the poetry books Trains of Thought
(Local Gems Press) and Sleepless Nights
(Finishing Line Press). Click here to watch
Children’s Masterpiece Workshop: Learning about history and painting.
Poetry reading with George Wallace
, Writer in Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace. Click here to watch!
“Whitman, Race, & Racism”, a discussion with Distinguished Whitman Scholar and Professor Ed Folsom
, Ph.D. Click here to watch!
Susana H. Case’
s “Dead Shark on the N Train” has questions of gender and violence threaded throughout her poems. Jami Macarty
’s “The Minuses” is an ecofeminist book of poems, concerned with endangerments to women and ecology. Dayna Patterson
’s “If Mother Braids a Waterfall” is a book obsessed with motherhood and daughterhood, ancestry, and transition—of home, family, faith, and the narratives woven to uphold the Self. Click Here To Watch!
Karen De Mauro’s workshop on Performing Poetry: teaching approaches to performing poetry to embodying the unique voice of each particular poem.
Jayne’s Hill Hike with Andrew Rimby
: a guided hike to the highest point on Long Island to see the hike Walt Whitman took when visiting his childhood home in Long Island, New York. Click here to watch!
Walking With Whitman: Poetry in Performance Featuring Octavio Quintanilla and Wayne Mennecke
! With Musical Performance by Rorie Kelly
! Click here to watch!
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
provides 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!
Poetry Reading with Distinguished Poet Matt Pasca
Poetry Reading with Distinguished Poet Terri Muuss.
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
WWBA Long Island Poet of the Year Christina M. Rau
Ceremony and Poetry Reading. Click Here To Watch.