Thursday, August 14, 2008

Long Island Writer's Guild

Many thanks to the Long Island Writer's Guild who supplied us with 7 first-rate poets and authors last Monday-- Shawn Patrick Cooke, Marilyn Goldsmith, Greg Lane, Ellen Lawrence, Ann Kenna, Ursula Nouza, & Ron Scott. Despite a very light drizzle (or as we say at Schoolhouse Green, a mist of liquid sunshine), the crowd had a wonderful evening, and was exposed to the great work of this fine organization. (see photos below)

This Monday, August 18th we will feature:

Yolanda Coulaz

Yolanda Coulaz is a poet, photographer, editor, and founder of Purple Sage Press. She teaches poetry writing workshops to middle and high school students throughout Long Island and hosts the Farmingdale Library Poetry Series.

Yolanda edited and published the anthology For Loving Precious Beast to benefit Loving Touch Animal Rescue, and her first book of poetry Spirits and Oxygen is being used in an advanced course in poetry at SUNY Stony Brook.

Joan Marg

Joan Marg, is a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and Assistant Registrar working 21 years at NYIT. Joan has been a great friend of the Gazebo Readings--a regular attendee and loyal supporter. She enjoys writing poetry and short stories and is a member of the Farmingdale Creative Writing Group, Farmingdale Poetry Group, Performance Poets Association, and The North Sea Poetry Scene.

Her poems have appeared in Gridlock, Poetyr, North Shore Women's Newspaper, Long Island Sounds 2007, PPA Literary Reviews #9 through 12, Friends of the Hempsted Plains Poetry Anthology, Long Island Expressions Autism Awareness Anthology, Gifts From Our Circle, and 2001: A Long Island Odyssey.

She was awarded honorable mention from Writer's Digest National Writing Contest in 2004 and 2006 and 2007 from the Princess Ronkonkoma Poetry Contest.

In her poetry, Joan explores beauty in the natural world and the complex interactions among human beings, expressing insights of new joy.

Florence Gatto

Florence is a retired NYC educator. Her short stories and essays have been published in LI Writer's Guild anthologies, Newsday and Cucina Classica Cookbook. She is a frequent audience member here at the Gazebo. 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.

She calls herself an "Italophile" and requires frequent trips to Italy to feed her psyche.

Doris Bush

D. T. Bush, a writer of poetry and prose, is a member of the Long Island Writer's Guild. Her poems, essays and novel excerpts have been published in two of their anthologies, "Water Walking" and "2001; A Long Island Odyssey". She is also the creator, publisher, and editor of "Poetyr" magazine, a contest based magazine for and by Poets.

The author has enjoyed a successful book signing at the Book Revue and the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington, New York for Anton's Place; a work of adult fiction. Other published works include two illustrated children's books, "Rebecca's Song" and "Grandma's Glasses".

Other works waiting publication or works in progress include "Bear Claw, The Moon of The Awakening", "Stars Above The Forrest Dark", "Necessary Lies" and "The Cirrana Women".

After far too many years working for others, including a brief stint as instructor for Continuing Education at Molloy College, this Long Island writer is now retired and devoted to writing, painting, traveling and working for and supporting poets by way of Poetyr Magazine's annual contests.
Corinne Zachary

Corrine grew up on Long Island and now lives in Bayside after graduating from St. John's University with an M.A. in English. She recently became an associate editor at a website, media company, and soon to be magazine.
She has been writing poetry for about 7 years now, and had her first public reading at our Gazebo last year.

Upcoming Readers:

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.

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
Gunderson Family
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.
Village Book Shoppe
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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