Sunday, March 29, 2009

Call For Readers for 2009

It is with great pride and enthusiasm that the Kiwanis Club of Oceanside announces the Third Annual Summer Gazebo Readings series.

The Summer
Gazebo Readings will be held each Monday evening in June, July and August, and will feature 4 readers each evening.


If you would like to be a Reader, please do the following:

Send an email (no attachments) giving the following information:
  • Name
  • Contact information (including a number you can be reached on the day of the event in case of inclement weather)
  • A bio if you haven't read for us before--please do not send samples of your work.
  • List your available dates. The Readings are held each Monday in June, July & August-- we do an Independence Day program on the first Monday in July-- Please list at least three available dates.
  • The general genre of your work (poetry, non-fiction or fiction prose, etc.)
As a Reader you can read, extemporize, sing, play any non-electric instrument of your choice, etc. It can be your own work, or a favorite piece by another. Poetry, selections from essays, comedic sketches, novels, non-fiction works, songs, articles, famous speeches, etc.– any topic, any form. The only restrictions are time (10 minutes, strictly enforced) and the material, as read, must be appropriate for general audiences (think basic cable, not HBO/Showtime).

For more information, see our website:

Spaces are limited and will be allocated at the discretion of the committee. One of our criteria will be to include a mix of genres (some poetry, some non-fiction prose, some fiction), so while we won't ask you what specifically you are reading--we will not "judge" or preview material-- we would like to know the general genre of your work.

Please note that we ended last year with about 100 people on our waiting list-- please do not be offended if we can't fit you in. We hope to announce the summer's lineupby May 9th.


All funds raised (all--not net--all) by the program help send underprivileged kids to Kamp Kiwanis. Sponsorships are $100 and include your name and logo on signs, posters and the thousands of flyers we distribute, as well as on all announcements (including every email we send).

We are also offering "Program Patrons" for $20. "Program Patrons" will have their names listed on the weekly program we will be distributing each week.

If you would like to become a sponsor or a Program Patron, send your check made payable to "Oceanside Kiwanis" to me at the address below-- email or include your logo and the listing you want us to print.

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please
contact me for more for more information.


Whether your read for us this year or not, I encourage you to come on down, every Monday in June, July and August, for a nice, quiet summer's evening on Schoolhouse Green!!

Last Year's Sponsors included:
Home & Hearth Realty
Village Bookstore of RVC
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.
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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