Sep 12, 2010

Staten Island OutLOUD

Autumn 2010

 Sat Sept 25, 3PM.  Zen poetry. Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Ave,  SINY 10314.   Poetry by Ikkyu, Basho and Ryokan, plus a few surprises.
Sat Oct 23, 2pm.  Chinese Poetry. Tappen Park, 630 Bay St, SINY 10304.   A bilingual exploration of classic and contemporary poems, co-hosted by our neighbors Anna Lung and Isla Ng. 
Sat Oct 9, 2pm.  Paws To Read OutLOUD.   Richmondtown branch NYPL, 200 Clarke Ave, SINY 10306.   Ages 5-10 build their skills by reading aloud to kid-friendly, licensed therapy dogs.  We’ll have a selection of short poems and stories, or you can bring your favorites from home.   It’s fun and it’s free.

Sat Nov 6, 3pm.  Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.   Killmeyers, 4356 Arthur Kill Road, SINY 10309. A staged reading with music, of Chaucer’s bawdy and rollicking stories. Music by Mary Feaster, Viva DiConcini and Vanessa Roe.  (Parental discretion advised)

Sun Nov 14, 3pm.  The Long Loneliness.  Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave, SINY 10306.  Remembering  social activist Dorothy Day on the 30th anniversary of her passing.  This memoir describes her life on Staten Island, in a seaside cottage near what would later become known as Spanish Camp.  Co-hosted by several Islanders who lived and worked with Dorothy.   If you have a favorite personal story about Dorothy Day, please share your recollections.  If you’re not familiar with this dynamic woman’s pioneering work, here’s your chance to discover this aspect of Staten Island history.

Saturdays, November 20 & 27, 2pm.  Young Writers OutLOUD.  Richmondtown branch library, 200 Clarke Ave, SINY 10306.  Creative writing workshops for young Islanders ages 10-15.  If you’ve already done some creative writing, please bring your original work to share.  If you’re just getting started, that’s great!  We’ll all explore together. Free!

Sun Nov 21, 3pm. Native American Stories.  Conference House Visitors Center, 7455 Hylan Blvd, SINY 10307
We’ll honor Native American Heritage Month by gathering to reflect on some of the sacred – and humorous - stories of this American tradition.  Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a walk in the woods along Raritan Bay (weather permitting).  Visitors Center and footpaths are wheelchair accessible.

Sat Dec 4, 2pm.  Paws To Read OutLOUD.  St George Library Center, 5 Central Ave, SINY 10301.  Kids ages 5-10 strengthen their skills by reading aloud to kid-friendly, licensed therapy dogs.    We’ll have a selection of short poems and stories, or you can bring your favorites from home.    It’s fun and it’s free.          (718) 907-0709

These events are made possible in part by a 2010 Creative Communities Award from the Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island, with public funding from the New York State Council on the Arts.  Sponsored in part by a grant from City Parks Foundation and Partnership for Parks.  Thanks to generous individuals for their continuing support:  Our families, friends and neighbors.

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