Thursday, July 8, 2010

Coming Up July 12, 2010

A wonderful time was had by all at the Patriotic Readings and BBQ on Monday the 7th. We heard the Declaration of Independence, and from the works of Sojourner Truth, Mark Twain, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Martin Luther King, Jr. Despite the heat the rest of the day, by the time the food was served there was shade and a pleasant breeze on Schoolhouse Green!

Coming up this Monday, July 7th, we feature:

Christina M. Rau

Christina Rau

Christina M. Rau is the founder and director of Poets In Nassau, a reading circuit on Long Island. Her poetry has most recently been published in Potomac Review, Examination Anthology, River Poets Journal, and Blue Earth Review. To justify her penchant for watching really bad reality television, she writes an infrequent column for Christina teaches English at Nassau Community College. She loves moonbeams and puppies. And sarcasm.

Herb Siegel

Herb Siegel

Herb Siegel is a great friend of the Gazebo- he is almost always present in our crowd, supporting and enjoying our programs. Herb was a CEO of major public companies, and the recipient of many professional certifications, awards, and articles. He holds a Ph.D. in International Law from Columbia. In between, he assembled a collection of poems titled, "Life Through My Glasses," an eclectic collection of some personal experiences and many universal observations that educate, challenge, and entertain and usually end with a touch of sardonic humor.

Chris Knopf

Chris Knopf

Chris Knopf writes the Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mystery series (The Last Refuge, Two Time, Head Wounds, Hard Stop) and a spin-off series starring Sam's sidekick, Jackie Swaitkowski, beginning with Short Squeeze: "More engaging hard-boiled crime fiction from a rising star." - Booklist.
His novel Elysiana (May, 2010), is a literary thriller set in New Jersey during the summer of 1969. Chris is also chairman of Mintz & Hoke, a marketing communications agency in Avon, CT.

Florence Gatto

Florence  Gatto

Florence Gatto combines her passion for Italy and writing to document an era of transition for her immigrant family in The Scent of Jasmine, Vignettes from a Sicilian Heritage. Her essays are written with, wit, insight, and pride.
Florence's stories have appeared in Newsday, LIWriters Guild anthologies, Sweet Lemons , and Cucina Classica cookbook. She received the LlWritersGuild Lifetime, Diamond Leadership awards and L'Esperienza Magazine honors.
Florence studied in Perugia Italy in a Fulbright program and in Siena with a NY State teacher grant. She calls herself an Italophile and requires frequent trips to Italy to feed her psyche.
It is with great pleasure that Florence returns to the Gazebo

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