Last Monday, we were treated to an eclectic sampling of readings from authors and poets of the Long Island Writers Guild. We thank them all for their generosity of time & talent!
We also collected more books for our troops--please bring down your gently used paperbacks (try to steer clear of romance, childrens, how-to manuals, etc.)--Kiwanis of Oceanside will box and ship them out, in coordination with Operation Paperback. So far we have sent boxes of books to 9 of our troops--with more shipments ready to go!
This week we feature five talented authors and poets-- a couple of our past favorites, and a couple of "newbies" whom we are sure will provide an entertaining and literary evening!
The Readings start at 7pm at Schoolhouse Green, located on Foxhurst Road, just east of Long Beach Road, Oceanside NY. For more information, directions, etc. go to http://summergazeboreadings.
This Monday, August 3, 2009, we feature:
She has always been an advocate for giving visibility to women in the performing arts. For five years she co-produced WOMEN IN THEATRE, hosted by Newsday theatre critic Linda Winer, which currently airs on CUNY-TV Channel 75 in NYC. Her latest project for the League of Professional Theatre Women and The Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center was to serve as project coordinator for the exhibit, CURTAIN CALL: Celebrating a Century of Women of Women Designing for Live Performance which is scheduled to tour the United States and Canada in 2010. She is bi-coastal, keeping one foot in New York City and the other in Long Beach, New York, depending which way the wind blows and if the sun is shining. Now retired, she is a Saturday poet and a Sunday painter, a dabbler in watercolors, acrylics and oil and takes her poetry and paints with her to the far reaches of the globe, which she traverses whenever she can.
She has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Pen and Brush in New York City, an organization dedicated to women in the visual, literary and performing arts since 1894. As a member of the Poets in Nassau, she participates as a featured reader of her poetry in venues in Long Island.
Deborah Hauser graduated from Stony Brook University with a Master of Arts in English Literature and has taught composition and literature at Stony Brook University and Suffolk County Community College. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She is a poetry reviewer for Sotto Voce Magazine and a proposal reviewer for the 2009 Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference sponsored by the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition. Her academic writing has been published at MP: An Online Feminist Journal, and she has presented her academic work at national conferences.
Her short stories and essays have been published in LI Writer's Guild anthologies, Newsday and Cucina Classica Cookbook. She writes a column for the Order Sons of Italy in America newspaper "The Golden Lion". She studied in a Fulbright program in Perugia and in Siena with a NY state Teacher's grant. Florence received the Lifetime and Diamond Leadership Awards from LIWriters Guild and L'Esperienza magazine. She now teaches memoir writing to adults.
Florence calls herself an "Italophile" and requires frequent trips to Italy to feed her psyche.
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.
Home & Hearth Real Estate
Herb & Marian Brown
North Sea Poetry Scene
Max Wheat NC Poet Laureate Comm.
Mary Jane McGrath, Attorney
Gary & Sandie Schoell
Philip Reinstein, CLU
Oceanville Mason Supply
Kiwanettes of Oceanside
21st Century Appraisers
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
8/3/2009 Christina Rau Bruce Grossberg Harriet Slaughter Deborah Hauser Florence Gatto
8/10/2009 Adriana DiGennaro Teri Coyne Frank Van Zant Joan Marg Tom Schaudel
8/17/2009 Gayl Teller Max Wheat J R Turek 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 Tom Phelan
8/31/2009 Sonya Russell Yolanda Coulaz Paula Curci Theresa Rosario- Berzner Christine Kehl O'Hagan
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