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Brooklyn Campus
Community Connections
Kumble Theater For the Performing Arts
Brooklyn Young Filmmaker's Salon Series
Brooklyn International Disability Film Festival and Wellness Expo (BIDFF)
Reel Sisters of the Dispora Film Festival & Lecture Series
Afternoons at LIU
Annual Dance Department Faculty Concert
Annual High School Choreography Conference
Fourth Fridays
Winter and Spring Student Concerts
Starting From Paumanok: Annual Lecture on American Literature and Culture
Voices of The Rainbow
Jazz Clinics
LIU Chorus
Music Deparment Concert Series
Brooklyn Campus Galleries
Summer Sculpture Exhibition
Starting from Paumanok: Annual Lecture on American Literature and Culture

Named after Walt Whitman’s great poem, which invokes the Native American name for Long Island, “Starting from Paumanok” acknowledges Long Island University’s geographic and cultural connection with one of Brooklyn's foremost literary figures. Since this annual event was inaugurated by the English department in 1983, it has featured such scholars and writers as Ed Bullins, Ann Douglas, Vivian Gornick, Alfred Kazin, Elizabeth Hardwick, Irving Howe, Paul Lauter, Nellie McKay, Arnold Rampersad, Andrew Ross and Edward Said.

For more information, contact the English Department at (718) 488-1050. Starting from Paumanok lectures are free and open to the public.


If you would like to support any of the programs described in this publication, please call:

Gladys Schrynemakers
Office of the Provost
(718) 488-3405

Long Island University Brooklyn Campus Community Connections