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Poets in Port 5/31/08 & more poetry

Tonight (Friday, May 30):
Thomas Brinson + Prelude of Seasonal Music + Open Reading at 7:30 pm at
Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theatre.
http://persistentfool.blogspot.com/2007/11/poets-in-port-friday-may-30-2008.html

May 31: Celebrate Walt Whitman’s Birthday with silence…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuBZWKwikgM

Saturday, May 31st 5-6pm poet Alicia Ostriker
$10.00 donation includes wine and cheese,
plus a tour of Walt Whitman’s house.
Walt Whitman Birthplace, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd, South
Huntington,
631-427-5240. 1-5 pm. wwbamedia@optonline.net.
www.waltwhitman.org.

Saturday, May 31st, 7:00pm
The North Sea Poetry Scene’s 3rd Annual Poetry Contest Awards Event
North Sea Community House, 130 Noyac Road, Southampton

June

Sunday, June 1, 2008
Young Poets Awards Celebration 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Non-Members Donation $4.00
Walt Whitman Birthplace. Old Walt Whitman Road (off Rt. 110),
Huntington, NY
631-427-5240 e-mail: wwba@optonline.net
http://www.waltwhitman.org/

3 Tue 7:30pm poet Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan + Open Mike
Solar Cafe, 1 First Avenue, Brentwood

04 Wed 7pm Poet Barbara Reiher-Meyers + Open Reading
Smithtown Library

4 Wed 8pm Acoustic Long Island. Open Mic(sign up before 7)+Feature
Deepwells Mansion, Rte 25A, St James
http://www.acousticlongisland.com/

05 Thu 7pm LI Poetry Collective Workshop, Huntington Library
Bring 12 copies of your poem.

06 Fri Opera Night Northport 7:30. St Paul’s Methodist Church,
Main St. Northport

[Hey, you! Ian, didn’t you notice when you posted this that Steve left PeaceSmiths out? Hey, Steve, guess I might accept your reasoning that you are going to Opera night this month…but, hey, people, give a little peace and justice organization a break, okay. Post PeaceSmiths, too!! Friday, June 6th is an important PeaceSmiths event. It’s dedicated to Lisa Fishbein. The MC will be Gary Ivan. Musicians and a Drum Circle. Performers: Andy Greenhouse; George Mann (of George and Julius, and Julius may be there); Lin Giliberti; and Robert Langley leading the drum circle. Also, Richard Barnhard has just created a piece for Lisa Fishbein that he will share. Please come! (Steve, by the way, you are excused, since you like opera, and you volunteer so much for PeaceSmiths!)-KW]

07 Sat POETRY FROM THE ROOFTOP OF THE WORLD
The Work of Poet Yuyutsu R. D. Sharma from Nepal
2pm Sharma will lead a workshop Making of a Himalayan Poem,
sketching the history of Nepali literature, creative life of a
Himalayan poem, its folk and classic forms, and fast changing
content in light of the recent political upheavals. He will
especially discuss his movement of Content Metamorphosis and
survey of the emerging trends in Nepali literature in the south
Asian context.
4pm Yuyutsu R. D. Sharma from Nepal reads from his work in English
and Nepali accompanied by Himalayan musicians.
Writing Workshop at 2pm, $10, Poetry Reading at 4pm, $5 (free to
workshop participants)
Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, NY, NY 10012 (Between Houston and
Bleecker)
F train to 2nd Ave, 6 to Bleecker
www.bowerypoetry.com and www.peoplespoetry.org
Contact: Gary Glazner 212-614-0505 poetmex@aol.com &
Catherine Fletcher People’s Poetry Gathering
Endangered Languages Initiative @ City Lore
www.peoplespoetry.org http://www.epsilonmedia.de/yuyutsu/
http://www.bowerypoetry.com/#Event/21479
http://www.bowerypoetry.com/#Event/42681

7 Sat 7:30pm Folk Music Soc of Huntington features Amy Speace
+ Open Mic. Congregational Church of Huntington,
30 Washington Drive, Centerport http://fmshny.org/hard.htm

08 Sun 12-5pm Northport Arts Coalition SUNDAY IN THE PARK
An Afternoon of Art, Music and Dance
Visual Artists & Artisans in the park 12- 5pm
Music 12- 1pm
Middle Eastern Dance with Roni Yaari 1- 2pm
Music 2- 4pm
Featured Poet, George Wallace & open mike 4- 5pm
Park at the end of Main Street, Northport

13 Mon 7pm Poet Susan Astor + read-around
Hosted by Gladys Henderson & Ginger Williams
Cool Beanz, St James. 25a just East of Lake

11 Wed 7pm The Northport Arts Coalition in
cooperation with the Northport Library presents: Indian
Classical Vocal Music with Piano accompaniment. The East-West
Epiphany World Music Band featuring Dr. Rohini Ramanathan

(http://www.longislandtraditions.org/artistprofiles/ethnic/ramanathan.html)
along with Ms. Carol Goodwin on the piano will present Indian
Classical Vocal Music as it compares and contrasts with Western
Classical Music and Jazz. Story narratives will also accompany the
concert. The program will feature Indian Classical Music including
improv to bhajans (spiritual songs), Indian and Yiddish lullabies
to Bollywood hits. Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Ave.,
Northport. Free Admission. For additional information call (631)
261-6930

12 Thu 7pm Poetry celebration/reading by Mindy Kronenberg
Patchogue-Medford Library (54-60 E. Main Street, Patchogue;
631-654-4700; parking behind library). The library is planning a
small reception and an open reading afterwards.

13 Fri 7:30pm poets Elaine Preston & Gladys Henderson + open reading
Barnes & Noble Huntington Station.

14 Sat 2-4pm poets Maxwell Corydon Wheat & Edgar Carlson.
perhaps + open reading
Babylon Public Library, 24 S. Carll Avenue
Babylon Village Arts Council “Poetry in the Village”

14 Sat 6-9pm The North Sea Poetry Scene presents a Poetry Reading
at art exhibition “Breaking the Walls of Bias: Art by Survivors”
Galerie BelAge, 8 Moniebogue Lane, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
631-288-5082 www.galeriebelage.com

14 Sat, 8am Four Harbors Audubon bird walk in Avalon Preserve. Meet at
the
entrance gate across from the Grist Mill. One and a half to two hours.

15 Sunday 1-4pm Shakuhachi performance.
John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden, Mill Neck
www.humesjapanesestrollgarden.org

28 Sat 1-4pm Shakuhachi performance.
John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden, Mill Neck
www.humesjapanesestrollgarden.org

17 Tue 7:30pm poet Barbara Hoffman + Open Mike
Solar Cafe, 1 First Avenue, Brentwood

19 Thu 7pm LI Poetry Collective Workshop, Huntington Library
Bring 12 copies of your poem.

20 Fri 8pm Poetry at Conklin Barn, New York Ave just South of High St,
Huntington

22 Sun Summer!

24 Tue 7pm poet Barbara Novack + Open Reading
Bellmore Library www.poetsinnassau.blogspot.com

25 Wed 8pm Acoustic Long Island. Open Mic(sign up before 7)+Feature
Deepwells Mansion, Rte 25A, St James
http://www.acousticlongisland.com/

26 Thu 7pm LI Poetry Collective Workshop, Huntington Library
Bring 12 copies of your poem.

27 Fri 7:30pm poet Jay Jii + open Reading.
Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theatre.

http://persistentfool.blogspot.com/2007/12/poets-in-port-june-27-2008.html

July

03 Thu 7pm LI Poetry Collective Workshop, Huntington Library
Bring 12 copies of your poem.

12 Sat, 8am Four Harbors Audubon bird walk in Avalon Preserve. Meet at
the
entrance gate across from the Grist Mill. One and a half to two hours.

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