Sunday, June 21, 2009

Lineup for June 22, 2009

So here in the new Seattle--Long Island-- we lost out on a great reading last Monday. But the good news is we have a stellar lineup this week--and we'll be rescheduling our readers from last week later in the summer.

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

Monday June 22nd, we will feature a truly outstanding lineup of Readers:

Richard Vetere

Richard Vetere wrote the novel The Third Miracle published by Simon & Schuster and he co-wrote the screenplay produced by Francis Ford Coppola starring Ed Harris, Anne Heche and directed by Agneiszka Holland. The movie was just screened at MOMA last winter and the novel has been translated into several languages and is Book of the Month Club in Spain and Poland. It was called "A thriller from start to finish" by Publishers Weekly. His new novel, Baroque, is being published by Brodighera Press this September. He has a dozen plays published by Dramatic Publishing including Gangster Apparel, Machiavelli and Caravaggio which recently ran in Chicago and where Mr. Vetere was a guest of the Chicago Humanities Festival and the Chicago Tribune wrote in a review "Lucid and complex dissection of such issues of religion, realism, art and romanticism...the play is fascinating." His play One Shot, One Kill was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize when it ran at Primary Stages in '02. His other feature films include the cult classic Vigilante '83, The Marriage Fool (aka Love After Death) with Walter Mathau and Carol Brunette '98, The Third Miracle '99 and How to Go Out On a Date in Queens 2006. He has written for several TV series including Dellaventura on CBS and Threat Matrix on ABC. His two published books of poetry are Memories of Human Hands and A Dream of Angels. He teaches film writing at Queens College, Monticlair State, and a master screenwriting class at NYU in rotation and playwrighting at the New School. He has a master's degree from Columbia University in comparative English Literature. He's a member of Poets & Writers, Author's Guild, Dramatist Guild and WGAE. He just directed a production of Caravaggio at Manhattan Theater Source.

Paula Uruburu

An English professor at Hofstra University and the Vice Dean of the
School for University Studies, Paula Uruburu spent the last decade
researching and writing her new book, AMERICAN EVE: Evelyn Nesbit,
Stanford White, the Birth of the “It” Girl and the Crime of the Century
(from Riverhead Press.) It tells the tragic and uncannily current story
of an extraordinary young beauty who was a victim of the excesses of the
rich and consumed by the culture of celebrity in turn o th century

Paula is a fan of the Gilded Age and true crime (naturally), the Gothic
and Grotesque in art, photography, and film, and also teaches courses in
women’s studies and film genres (such as horror, the western, and
science ficiton). She has consulted for A&E, PBS, the History Channel,
and the Smithsonian channel. Of Basque Irish descent, her roots are in
Brooklyn, Bilbao, County Cork and Massapequa (which Jerry Seinfeld says
its Native American for" by the mall.”) She enjoys the fact that her
last name is a palindrome and that she lives in a haunted house on the
south shore of Long Island.

Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan
Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan is founder and president of The North Sea Poetry Scene, Inc. email:

She is the Suffolk County Poet Laureate 2009 - 2011. In 2006 her poetry book: Let Me Tell You Something was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She has penned 4 books: The Bitter, The Sweet, One Woman's Voice, Let Me Tell You Something and For Michael . She is working on her, Chasing Clouds. She is the Editor of Long Island Sounds Anthology. She is endeavoring to create an archival/arts center for Long Island poetry that will be a gathering place for poets. website: . She is the host of TNSPS’s Arts Forum TV Show on CH. 20 on Cablevision in Riverhead, N.Y. She is the Lead Poetry Jurist for the East End Arts Council.

Louisa Calio

Louisa Calio is Director of the Poets’ and Writers’ Piazza for Hofstra University’s Italian Experience. Recently honored at Columbia/Barnard College with Alice Walker, Ruth Beta Ginsberg and others, as a feminist who changed America. she is an Award Winning poet, teacher, performer, artist and traveler: 1978 Connecticut Commission of the Arts Award to individual Writers, the 1987 Women in Leadership Award for her contribution to developing arts, the Barbara Jones and Taliesin prizes for Poetry (Trinidad and Tobago), an Educational Center for the Arts grant for the Production of In the Eye of Balance her first collection of poem. Director, author and performer of multi-media productions of her writings set to dance and music by jazz composer Oliver Lake.

Founding member and first Executive Director of City Spirit Artists, Inc. (1976-1981) a non- profit organization in New Haven, Ct. originally catalyzed by a Bicentennial Grant to make arts available to the community, she worked with divergent groups of people, and joined with Yale University, Center for Theater Techniques for Gifted and Talented, Yale’s African American Center, educators and businessmen and women to make arts readily accessible while empowering artists.

Her writings have appeared internationally in anthologies: Scorched Hearts:Women on War, I Name Myself Daughter, She is Everywhere, darkmother, Italian Heart American Soul, Sister’s Singing, etc. Journals: GRADIVA,Voices in Italian Americana, STUDIA MYSTICA, SALOME, POET’S ON, Feile- Festa etc. She has traveled to East and West Africa, completing an epic poem, JOURNEY TO THE HEART WATERS which was also an Exhibition of her photos “ Passion for Africa” opened at Round Hill in Montego Bay Jamaica Jan.2007; “Art of the Word” photos and poetry then grew into “A Passion for Jamaica” which opened in March 08 at Round Hill with a Reading from her work “A Day in the Tropics”. Her photos are in the collections of Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Jim Birren, publisher of Forbes Magazine.

Born in Brooklyn, NY to Rose and Joseph Calio (Fashion Executive and Cofounder of Americans of Italian descent) she attended SUNY at Albany graduating magna cum laude with Special Honors in English. She an M. Ed at Temple University, is a certified yoga instructor and has studied the arts of Meditation at The Monroe Institute, with Brugh Joy, M.D. and others to continue to develop her love of metaphysics. She lives in both Jamaica, West Indies and the USA.

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 and are held each Monday evening in June, July and August, featuring 4 readers each evening. Scheduled readers include some of Long Island's most prestigious poets, and fiction and non-fiction writers. The Summer Gazebo Readings are 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 Real Estate
Herb & Marian Brown
Bonbino's Pizza
North Sea Poetry Scene
Max Wheat NC Poet Laureate Comm.
Maryanne Lehrer
Mary Jane McGrath, Attorney
Gary & Sandie Schoell
Philip Reinstein, CLU
Diversion Press
Oceanville Mason Supply
Kiwanettes of Oceanside
21st Century Appraisers
Village BookShoppe
Long Island Pulse
Westron Lite Bulb
Tower’s Funeral Home
Michael Schamroth and Family
Councilman Anthony Santino
Jay R. Myers & Co., Inc.
Childs Murphy Kuehn & Cesiro,
Municipal Credit Union
Bondi & Iovino, Attorneys-at-Law

Upcoming Schedule

6/29/2009 Brenda Janowitz Ellen Meister Carol Hoenig Saralee Rosenberg (with Debbie Honorof hosting)

7/6/2009 Independence Day celebration with readings from American History & a free barbeque!

7/13/2009 Joan Cergol/Ellen Schaffer John P. Loonam Clive Young Jack Anderson 7/20/2009 Jillian Abbott Reed Farrel Coleman Barbara Reiher-Meyers Roxanne Hoffman

7/27/2009 Authors & Poets from the Long Island Writers' Guild

8/3/2009 Christina Rau Bruce Grossberg Harriet Slaughter Deborah Hauser

8/10/2009 Adriana DiGennaro Teri Coyne Frank Van Zant Joan Marg

8/17/2009 Open Read (must sign up in person at a prior evening's readings) & Betsy Transom & troupe!

8/24/2009 Barbara Hoffman Herb Siegel Christine Timm Joan Dupre

8/31/2009 Sonya Russell Yolanda Coulaz Paula Curci Theresa Rosario- Berzner

For more information:

Tony Iovino
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Rockville Centre, NY 11570
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