Thursday, May 1, 2008

Announcement of Second Annual Summer Gazebo Readings!!

It is with great pride and enthusiasm that the Kiwanis Club of Oceanside, in conjunction with Oceanside Education Foundation, announces the Second Annual Summer Gazebo Readings series.

The Summer Gazebo Readings will be held each Monday evening in June, July and August, and will feature 4 readers each evening.

Last year hundreds of people came down to Schoolhouse Green in Oceanside to enjoy readings by some of Long Island's most prestigious poets, published authors, comedians, fiction and non-fiction writers, as well as local community members sharing some of their favorite literature. The Summer Gazebo Readings are held outdoors; audience members bring lawn chairs and blankets and share a quiet summer's picnic on the grounds. Admission is free. Our audience is made up primarily of non-writers/poets-- simply local people enjoying a nice summer evening.


All funds raised by the program benefit the Oceanside Education Foundation and help send underprivileged kids to Kamp Kiwanis. Sponsorships are $200 and include your name and logo on signs, posters and the thousands of flyers we distribute, as well as on all announcements (including every email we send).

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact me for more for more information.


If you would like to be a Reader, please contact me with your available dates. As a Reader you can read, extemporize, sing, play any non-electric instrument of your choice, etc. It can be your own work, or a favorite piece by another. Poetry, selections from essays, comedic sketches, novels, non-fiction works, songs, articles, famous speeches, etc.– any topic, any form. The only restrictions are time (10 minutes, strictly enforced) and the material, as read, must be appropriate for general audiences (think basic cable, not HBO/Showtime).

Spaces are limited and will be allocated at the discretion of the committee. One of our criteria will be to include a mix of genres, so while we won't ask you what specifically you are reading--we will not "judge" or preview material--we do need to know if it is poetry,
prose, etc.


Whether your read for us this year or not, I encourage you to come on down, every Monday in June, July and August, for a nice, quiet summer's evening on Schoolhouse Green!!

For more information:

Tony Iovino
68 Yorktown Street
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
H 516 763-1667
C 516 459-3262
W 516 741-8585

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