Joan Dupre, a late fill-in (life happens, even to our Readers!) was fantastic! She was warm, and funny and set a great tone for the evening.
Christine Timm was equally delightful-- she had the audience totally in her sway--one moment laughing, the next emotional. Her "tattoo" slam poem at the end of her set was masterful.
J R (Judy) Turek, our good friend, pitched in with a beautiful, and educational, poem centering on Long Island, and its heritage, as it applies to her garden;
and Clive Young alternatingly brought the crowd to chuckles and grimaces, as he read a very powerful, perfectly crafted short story.
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This Monday, we feature some more great talent--two old friends and three new-to-us Readers:
Teri has studied novel writing at the Iowa Summer Writers Workshop, memoir with Frank McCourt at the Southampton Summer Writer's Program, fiction with Masha Hamilton at the Gotham Writers Workshop in New York City and poetry with Philip Shultz at NYU.
Teri's debut novel Skin and Bones will be published by Ballantine in July of next year. Teri has also written a memoir entitled Wish You Were Here about her family trips she took as a young girl. She is currently at work on her second novel Grace and Heart.
Teri leads a technical writing and training team at a large global law firm. She divides her time between New York City and the North Fork of Long Island.
For more information on Teri visit her website at www.tericoyne.com.
Bruce Grossberg is happy to be returning to the Gazebo. He is the author of two plays on Ulysses Grant, and is currently working on a third. Bruce has also written a number of shorter works, including Shakespeare In The Park, which has been seen at the Samuel French One-Act Festival, and other plays which have been performed in New York, Los Angeles, and Texas. He blogs occasionally at www.bafterthefact.blogspot.com
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
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.
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