Zoom Live Events // Upcoming & Past

 


Topic: Walking With Whitman: Edgar Carlson and Community Poets
Time: Friday, December 4, 2020 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

WWBA is delighted to present Walking With Whitman: A Virtual Poetry Reading with Poet Edgar Carlson and Open Mic. This is the 10th season of Poetry in Performance: Walking With Whitman, hosted by Writer-in-Residence George Wallace. The signature series continues to bring the most intriguing figures in contemporary literature on the national scene paired with local poets on the Walt Whitman Stage. Join us for this exciting event!

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$5 suggested donation

Though we are now open for site tours, WWBA is still suffering the effects of closing March through August, which cause a severe loss in tourist and event revenue. Your online contributions have never been more vital to sustaining our efforts. We can keep our weekly online programs and community engagement going only with your support. Contributions in any amount are greatly appreciated! To donate, please use the link below. Thank you! https://www.waltwhitman.org/join-donate/donate/

Edgar Carlson is a landscape-gardener, poet, taxi driver and grandfather. A resident of Farmingdale, he studied creative writing at Adelphi University’s Graduate Fine Arts program, and has served on the Nassau County Poet Laureate committee.

Community Poets:

Monica Leak says the wonder of words, the spin of a story to birth, form and to create all of these weave the wonderful web of her career and life as a speech language pathologist,  librarian, an author, editor, contributing writer, and preacher.

Britney Russell (Bexpressivesoul) is a 23-year-old International Poet that sprang from the fruitful soil of Jamaica. Poetry has perpetually been one with her since childhood. She can be found on any social media platform as Bexpressivesoul.

Samantha Kolber’s poems have appeared in Oddball Magazine, Mom Egg Review, Tiny Seed Journal, Rise Up Review, Hunger Mountain, and other journals and anthologies. Learn more and listen to her poems at samanthakolber.com.

Kim Ward is a multimedia artist and the founder of The Vermont Playwrights Circle.

Please Pre-Register for this event. 🦋⚡️☕️📗We are so excited to have you all join us! We will not share your email address with any other organization; it will only be used to send you the event link. Thank you for your multitudes of support!

Register in advance for this meeting:
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Topic: “‘For you whoever you are’: Transcribing Whitman Manuscripts Online By Democratic Crowdsourcing” with Barbara Bair
Time: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 6:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

WWBA is delighted to present  “‘For you whoever you are’: Transcribing Whitman Manuscripts Online By Democratic Crowdsourcing” with Barbara Bair. Join us for this exciting discussion!

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Barbara Bair discusses getting up close and personal to Whitman’s creative process by participating in the Library of Congress By the People Walt Whitman online crowdsourcing project. Learn how to try your hand at transcribing Whitman’s words from his drafts and musings, or review transcriptions of Whitman’s handwritten and printed works from the Library’s digitized collections.  Share ideas for teachers to use the online site in a virtual classroom, or for personal browsing, engagement, and enjoyment.

The Whitman campaign includes three projects so far. Find it here: https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/walt-whitman/

$5 suggested donation

Though we are now open for site tours, WWBA is still suffering the effects of closing March through August, which cause a severe loss in tourist and event revenue. Your online contributions have never been more vital to sustaining our efforts. We can keep our weekly online programs and community engagement going only with your support. Contributions in any amount are greatly appreciated! To donate, please use the link below. Thank you! https://www.waltwhitman.org/join-donate/donate/

Barbara Bair is a curator or Literature, Culture and Arts in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress, and a specialist for digital humanities projects. A member of the organizing committee for the 2019 Washington, D.C., Whitman 200 Festival, Barbara was lead curator for the “Whitman Bicentennial” exhibit and “Walt Whitman Open House” public display featuring Whitman materials from throughout the Library’s collections. Along with a poetry program at the Folger Library, the Open House served as the finale for the citywide celebration of Whitman’s birth.

Please Pre-Register for this event. 🦋⚡️☕️📗We are so excited to have you all join us! We will not share your email address with any other organization; it will only be used to send you the event link. Thank you for your multitudes of support!

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LINKS TO PAST ZOOM EVENTS:
Spoken word and CD launch with Mary C. M. Phillips and friends. Video coming soon!

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.
Video of Walt Whitman Facing West is here.
Video of the Q&A 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.
Andrew Rimby presents “The Traveling Bachelor in Huntington Village: A Whitman Walking Tour.” Click here to watch!
Poetry Reading with Poet & Voice Actor Bill Ratner. 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!
Poetry reading with Bri Onishea, social worker and friend to the arts. 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!
Russ Green Poet
A reading with Long Island poet and stellar friend to the arts Russ GreenClick 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!
Jack Coulehan, MD discusses The Talking Cure, his latest book publication. Click to watch here!
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!
Watch this gifted family’s creative response to the quarantine: Click Here to Watch

Poetry Reading with Distinguished Poet Matt Pasca.
 Poetry Reading with Distinguished Poet Terri Muuss.

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. Click Here To Watch.