Saturday, June 1, 2013

Coming Up June 3, 2013

It's Summer!!!! And we're back!

Season 7 promises to be our best yet-- some of the best of our past Readers and a group of "newbies" we expect will continue our tradition (I think after 7 years we can have a tradition!) of excellence.

Sponsorships ($150) and Program Patron ($25) opportunities are still available--just let me know if you are interested.

So come join us on the Green! 

Coming up this Monday, June 3rd, we feature:

Peter Dugan

Peter V. Dugan was born and raised on Long Island. He is a graduate of The New School in New York City and currently enrolled in the MFA program at Adelphi University. He has published five collections of poetry and has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines over the years. His work has recently appeared in Reckless Writing: The Modernization of Poetry by Emerging Writers of the 21st Century, Chatter House Press 2012 and he co-edited and formatted the Writing Outside The Lines poetry anthology, Wyld Syde Press 2012. He also hosts a reading series at the Oceanside Library on Long Island.

John Brennan

Comes from Crossmaglen, a small town in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. LIved in Manhattan for twelve years but thankfully managed to escape to the relative sanctuary of Long island just in time to save his sanity!.................. (Or so he thought!)
He has traveled extensively and has visited many of the sacred sites. He incorporates his experiences in both his prose and poetry. John is a member of the Long Island Writers Guild: the Long Island Poets Collective: the Amateur Writers of Long Island: the Performance Poets Association and the Bards Initiative. Some of his writing expresses the spiritual dimension and each piece hopefully contains a lesson coupled with historical facts. He has also written a series of poems dedicated to the musicians who, sadly, are no longer with us.

Elizabeth Rowe

Elizabeth Rowe is a professional storyteller and voiceover artist from Oceanside, NY.  For over 25 years, she's been performing her repertoire of world folk tales, myths, legends, literary short stories and personal tales in schools, libraries, museums, conferences and festivals throughout the metropolitan Tri-State area.  She is widely known for a vast repertoire of ghost stories collected since she was a student.  Elizabeth has been a regular performer for the New York Story Exchange at the Cornelia Street CafĂ© in Greenwich Village since its inception in 1997.  Other featured appearances include the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, the Players' Club, Manhattan; Wave Hill, NY and LI Cablevision's Tell Me a Story.   She has conducted workshops for parents and teachers with the New York State Reading Association, Nassau BOCES, the Long Island PARP Conference and the Columbia Teachers' College Writers' Project. 
Ms. Rowe is a member of the National Storytelling Network and the Long Island Storytellers Network. You can visit her website at

Barbara Novack

Barbara Novack is Writer-in-Residence at Molloy College, where she is also a member of the English Department.  As Writer-in-Residence, she founded and hosts Poetry Events and Author Afternoons, two reading series at Molloy College that bring contemporary poets and writers to a wider audience.

An award-winning writer, her work has appeared in numerous literary journals, magazines, and anthologies. Her most recent full-length poetry collection, Something Like Life (JB Stillwater, 2012) has received a warm welcome. With art as its theme and life as its story, Something Like Life explores the journey we all take in our search for happiness. 

Barbara also presents programs and conducts workshops on poetry, fiction and memoir at various metropolitan area venues. She is a member of The Authors Guild and is listed in the Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers, and in both Who's Who and Who's Who of American Women.  Her website is

See you at the Gazebo!!
Many thanks!

Tony Iovino

Upcoming Schedule 

Lloyd Abrams, Roxanne Hoffman, Robert Savino,  
Vincent Casale  

Barbara Reiher-Meyers, Ron Baumbach, Jared  
Harel, Tom Phelan

Jane Ormerod, Narges Rothermel, George Guida,
Ron Ross

Independence Day Celebration

Walter Wagner, Matt Pasca, Terri Muuss

Nino Provenzano, Louisa Calio, Florence Gatto, Marisa Fresca

Vincent Maher, Vicki Iorio, Gayl Teller

Christina Rau, George Wallace

Wendy Wisner, Ed Stever, Pramila Venkateswaren

Women Authors of LI

James Arthur, Richard Vetere, Mario Susko        

And more to be announced!!!

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