Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is having a weekend celebration for Walt Whitman’s 198th birthday and his legacy. The event will start on Saturday, June 3rd at 12:30PM with Marilyn Hacker, 2017 Poet-In-Residence. Hacker will give a poetry workshop, followed by a poetry reading. The following day’s events will begin at 12:00PM honoring Marilyn Hacker as the 2017 Poet-In-Residence. This will follow with the award ceremony for WWBA’s 2017 Student Poetry Contest where the Grand Champions and multiple prize winners will receive their awards. The weekend will feature an appearance from Walt Whitman, himself! The event is free and open to the public. The poetry workshop with Marilyn Hacker is $60. Please called (631) 427-5270 ext. 112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.