Staten Island OutLOUD is the proud winner of eight consecutive awards from the National Endowment for the Arts/The Big Read. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest.
Staten Island OutLOUD's year-round events are made possible in part by Encore Awards from Staten Island Arts, with public funding by NY State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Some of our poetry workshops are made possible in part by a grant from Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York City Dept of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.
Special programs, like our 2017 series on Charles Portis' "True Grit" and our 2016 series on Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon", are made possible in part by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts/The Big Read. We are grateful for additional support from the Stettenheim Foundation. Special thanks to our community sponsors RPM Insurance Agency, Honor Wines, Eltingville Veterinary Practice, and friends like you. Thanks to you all!
Memoirs OutLOUD – A creative writing workshop for adults: St George Library Center, 5 Central Ave, SINY 10301. We meet on the 1st & 3d Saturday of the month. The library will be closed on Labor Day weekend. Next workshop at St George Library: Saturday, Sept 16th at 10am in the Auditorium. (“Never mind…” – “My favorite…”) Thanks for … Read More
Sunday, Aug 13th, 2pm at the Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Ave, SINY 10314 Staten Island’s Greenbelt owes a lot to self-taught naturalist Matilde Weingartner. Born in Switzerland, she emmigrated to the US with her family in the early 1920s & graduated from Curtis High School. She was a mainstay of the Staten Island Museum, where she taught generations of … Read More