Thursday, July 24, 2008


Perfect weather. Perhaps our largest crowd. 5 incredible Readers. Another typical summer evening at the Gazebo!

Jack Anderson led off with funny, thoughtful (and poignant) poetry;

Geri Lipshultz followed with interesting, well-crafted story-poems;

Richard Vetere brought power and life to his works, enthralling the crowd;

Tony Policano was warm and engaging;

and finally we were treated to J R (Judy) Turek who was masterful--funny, touching, insightful-- simply a delight!

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This Monday, July 28, 2008 we feature:

Christine Timm
Christine Timm is a NYC performance poet. She produces and co-hosts the NYC College Slam, Love Poetry Hate Racism events, and the Bowery Kids entertainment series at the Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan and co-produces and co-hosts the Smalls Lit Series at Smalls Jazz Club in the West Village. Her most recent publications can be found in Polarity, Arabesques Review, and The Long Island Quarterly. She has a collection of poetry forthcoming on Small Books Press. She has a Ph.D. in English Lit from the Graduate Center at City University of New York with dissertation on the Beats and spoken word. She is Associate Professor of English at Westchester Community College where she teaches modern American poetry, creative writing, and composition.

Lee Kostrinsky
Lee Kostrinsky is a writer and musician. His first book of fiction "Here Nor There" was published in 2001 and his first book of poetry "Why Pat Cooks" was just recently published this year on the new Smalls Books. Lee is also the co-owner of the legendary Smalls Jazz Club in New York City.

Clive Young
Clive Young is an author and lecturer covering the crossroads between high technology and popular culture. He is the author of Crank It Up [Backbeat Books, 2004], which profiles the world's top rock concert roadies, exploring how they make the biggest acts in the world sound great, night after night. The book received strong reviews from mainstream magazines like Billboard and Hit Parader, as well as specialist press. He is now racing to finish this next book, Homemade Hollywood, a history of amateur filmmaking, which will be published in 2008 by Continuum Books.

He has covered the music industry as both the senior and web editors of Pro Sound News and has also written for MTV, VH1, American Songwriter, Music Business International, Wine Enthusiast and many other outlets. His comedy screenplay, Worst Case Scenario, recently won Script Magazine's national competition.

When not tapping away on the keyboard, he often lectures at libraries around Long Island, discussing the histories of movie special effects, music videos and more; he will present programs on these topics at more than 20 libraries across Long Island this summer. For more information, visit his website at

pcoming Readers:

August 4 Teri Coyne Bruce Grossberg Paula Comacho Susan Deacon Sonia L. Russell
August 11 Long Island Writer's Guild
August 18 Yolanda Coulaz- The Reverend Mofo Doris Bush Florence Gatto
August 25 Barbara Hoffman Barbara Reiher-Meyers Barbara Southard Karen Swenson

Readings start at 7pm at Schoolhouse Green, located on Foxhurst Road, just east of Long Beach Road, Oceanside NY. For more information, or our new blog site

The Readings start at 7pm at Schoolhouse Green, located on Foxhurst Road, just east of Long Beach Road.

The Summer Gazebo Readings are sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Oceanside, in support of the Oceanside Education Foundation. The Gazebo Readings will be held each Monday evening in June, July and August, and will feature 4 readers each evening. Scheduled readers include some of Long Island's most prestigious poets, published authors, comedians, fiction and non-fiction writers, and local community members sharing some of their favorite literature. The Summer Gazebo Readings will be held outdoors; seating is limited, so bring a lawn chair, a blanket, a picnic table. The grounds are open, and the public is encouraged to come early and have a quiet summer's picnic on the grounds. Admission is free.

Sponsors include:
Home & Hearth Realty
Tower's Funeral Home
Oceanville Mason Supply
Westron's Light Bulb Warehouse
NY Municipal Credit Union
Childs Murphy Kuehn & Cesiro, Inc. Insurance
Dr. Aaron Rappaport, DDS & Dr. David Rappaport, DMD
Marsh Hawk Press
LI Pulse Magazine
Councilman Anthony J. Santino
M. Schamroth & Sons

E. Fine
C. Scarlata & Family
Kaufman Family

Doc's Mechanical Piping & Heating Corp.
Bondi & Iovino, Attorneys at Law

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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