Thursday, March 24, 2011

Groucho, A Life In Revue


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at Brecknock Hall in Greenport, NY


Brecknock Road, Greenport, NY 11944   ~   (631) 477-0698

Sculpture Garden Exhibition
at Brecknock Hall

Peconic Landing and the East End Arts Council announce a juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at Brecknock Hall in Greenport, NY, to take place from June 11 through October 1, 2011. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, June 11th.

Located 100 miles from New York City on the North Fork of Long Island, Greenport is a major summer tourist destination. This is the second annual juried sculpture exhibition showcasing high-quality works by local and national sculptors that best complement and enhance this unique building and garden setting. It is an honor to announce that the jurors will be Richard Mizdal, Dr. Charles Riley II, and Marianne Weil. The Honorary Committee includes Matko Tomicic of the Longhouse Reserve..  

Accepted artists will receive a stipend, and a one year membership to the East End Arts Council. The artists and a guest will be given admission to the Opening Reception. A catalog will be published featuring each selected sculpture.

Up to three pieces per artist may be submitted for jury consideration. Entry is open to all sculptors submitting only their original creations.  Completed applications must be postmarked by April 22, 2011. Artists will be notified of the jury decision by May 15, 2011. CLICK HERE for a full prospectus and application, OR call 631-727-0900 for more information.

Important Dates:
Deadline for Entries: Postmarked by April 22, 2011
Notification of Acceptance:  May 15, 2011
Receiving of Artwork: May 28 - June 8, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 11, 2011
Closing of Show: October 1, 2011
All Sculptures removed by October 30, 2011  

For more information contact  - - 631-727-0900

Monday, March 7, 2011

Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center


Poetry in Performance featuring Bob Holman and Mary Jo Bang

Sunday, April 3, 2011
1.00 - 3.00
WWBA is pleased to present Walking with Whitman: Poetry in Performance, a series of performances and presentations by some of the most intriguing figures in contemporary literature and the arts on the national scene, paired with respected voices on the regional scene. The series will be hosted by Walt Whitman Birthplace Writer in Residence George Wallace.
Sunday, April 3 (1-3 PM)  Bob Holman & Mary Jo Bang

Bob Holman

Dubbed a member of the "Poetry Pantheon" by the New York Times Magazine and featured in a Henry Louis Gates, Jr. profile in The New Yorker, Bob Holman has previously been crowned "Ringmaster of the Spoken Word" (New York Daily News), "Poetry Czar" (Village Voice), "Dean of the Scene" (Seventeen), and “this generation’s Ezra Pound,” (San Francisco’s Poetry Flash). Holman achieved prominence nationally as a result of a series he produced for PBS, the United States of Poetry, featuring over sixty poets including Derek Walcott, Rita Dove, Czeslaw Milosz, Lou Reed and former President Jimmy Carter, as well as rappers, cowboy poets, American Sign Language poets, and Slammers. He was founding editor of the NYC Poetry Calendar (1977), curated reading series at St. Marks Church (he worked at the Poetry Project for seven years), the Whitney Museum, the Public Theater, and other locales. He co-edited Aloud! Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café (also from Holt), winner of the American Book Award, having helped reopen the Cafe in 1989, where he ran the infamous Poetry Slams through 1996. He serves as curator for the biennial People’s Poetry Gathering ( in NYC, bringing together oral poetry traditions from around the world. Poetry Guide for, he has won three Emmy's and a Bessie Performance Award.
Mary Jo Bang  
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Mary Jo Bang is the 2010 winner of the Paumanok Poetry Prize. She's author of five books of poems, including Elegy (Graywolf Press, 2007), The Eye Like a Strange Balloon (2004), The Downstream Extremity of the Isle of the Swans (2001), and Louise In Love (2001). Her first book, Apology for Want (1997), was chosen by Edward Hirsch for the 1996 Bakeless Prize. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a "Discovery"/The Nation award, a Pushcart Prize, a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, and a Hodder Award from Princeton University. Her books Louise In Love and Elegy both received the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award for a manuscript-in-progress. Bang was the poetry co-editor of the Boston Review from 1995 to 2005.

Purchase tickets online for the April 3rd poetry event featuring Bob Holman & Mary Jo Bang.

 The full Walking with Whitman series will take place on the following dates and times:

Sunday, March 6 (1-3 PM): Leslie Bai
Sunday, April 3 (1-3 PM): Bob Holman & Mary Jo Bang
Saturday, May 7 (4-5 PM): C.K Williams
Saturday, September 3 (7-9 PM): M.L. Lieber
Saturday, October 1 (7-9 PM): Neeli Cherkovski
Saturday, November 5 (7-9 PM): Hettie Jones
Saturday, December 3 (7-9 PM) TBA
Series tickets may also be purchase in advance: $70. for 7 events. (A $5. per ticket savings).

Purchase tickets for the full series of 7 readings