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“To Kill a Mockingbird” – The Big Read, 2014-15

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#NEABigRead      Staten Island OutLOUD’s album of our To Kill a Mockingbird Big Read 2014-15 series:  Here are some representative photos.  More images on our Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/StatenIslandOutLOUD & Instagram  #statenislandoutloud Staten Island OutLOUD has hosted over 35 Mockingbird events: 20+ book discussions, plus a host of special events, including oral histories of the American civil rights movement and local civil rights work, film screenings, an … Read More

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OutLOUD and Poe in the House of Morgan

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The fabulous Morgan Library & Museum invited Staten Island OutLOUD to perform in Jack Morgan’s private dining room, as part of the festivities surrounding their beautiful exhibition, Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul.  We collaborated with our friends Kazuo Nakamura & Yuuki Koike – the musical ensemble Wafoo.  OutLOUD read two Poe stories, Imp of the Perverse and Morella … Read More

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Masque of the Red Death @Island Tattoo Parlor

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Our host, Dozer, and his wife Danielle, are the proprietors of Island Tattoo, where Staten Island OutLOUD’s Big Read event of Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death took place on a Sunday afternoon. In the top photo, Dozer welcomes some of early-arriving OutLOUD guests who came to the tattoo parlor to read and discuss Poe. #NEABigRead          … Read More

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“Stories & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe” – The Big Read, Sept 2013-Feb 2014

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Here are just a few of the scores of photos that Staten Island OutLOUD & friends have snapped during our Poe Big Read.  A few of our 45 events are photographed below, including: A very young reader creates her unique drawing of The Black Cat, reading Spirits of the Dead in a historic cemetery, Poe’s wine tasting, a visit to … Read More

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The Big Read on Veterans Day 2012

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Staten Island OutLOUD’s Big Read series on The Things They Carried continued as we joined Vietnam veterans – and vets of all eras, at two local Veterans Day ceremonies: one event with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, another with the American Legion.  Here are a few photos from the VFW Veterans Day ceremony at Ocean View Cemetery.  After the solemn … Read More

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“Honoring Sacrifice and Service” – OutLOUD’s Big Read Conference at College of Staten Island

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Staten Island OutLOUD hosted a community forum on veterans’ issues: “Honoring Sacrifice and Service”, a gathering for veterans, their families and friends, and for anyone who cares about veterans, on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the College of Staten Island’s Center for the Arts. We drew a diverse audience of veterans and civilians, ranging in age from teens to seniors. Our … Read More

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The Big Read at Comic Book Jones

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Staten Island OutLOUD is proud to be chosen to present The Big Read in our community for the second year in a row.  By popular demand, we are hosting events featuring Tim O’Brien’s  The Things They Carried, a powerful account of the Vietnam experience, stories that resonate with veterans of all eras, all combat areas – and with their loved … Read More

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The Big Read: Children & Peace After War

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Staten Island OutLOUD presents some special Big Read event for young readers.  On Saturday afternoon Dec 1, we hosted a cross-cultural event that welcomed Staten Island youth and kids who were injured in war in Croatia, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.  They came to Staten Island through Global Medical Relief Fund, an Island-based organization that helps kids injured in war by … Read More

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The Big Read: Women In Service in Vietnam

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We combined a reading & discussion of Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, with writing by women who served in Vietnam. We especially featured neighbors who served in Vietnam, and in Iraq. Our special guest was Mary LaManna, who served in the US Army Nurse Corps in the Third Field Hospital in Saigon, and in the 629th Medical Detachment.  Mary … Read More

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“The Things They Carried” & Vietnamese Poetry

We continued our series of events for The Big Read at Staten Island’s stunning Tibetan Museum, where we read and discussed Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, together with a selection of Vietnamese poetry.  We love working with our friends at the Tibetan Museum, and we were pleased to welcome an intergenerational group of guests who engaged in lively conversation … Read More

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