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Memoirs OutLOUD – A Creative Writing Workshop: St George Library Center, 5 Central Ave, SINY 10301. On the 1st & 3d Saturday of the month. Next workshop at St George Library: Saturday, Dec 3rd at 10am. (“Only connect” – “I should have been an only child”)
Thanks for arriving promptly as a courtesy to your fellow writers. Staten Island OutLOUD welcomes Islanders to this stimulating writing studio, open to all adults. If you are an experienced writer, or if you’re just beginning to explore your writing potential, this workshop offers a welcoming & nurturing environment.
Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 7:30pm. Every Thing Goes Book Cafe, 208 Bay St, SINY 10301
Staten Island OutLOUD features Island writer Richard Ryan’s new book (and his first novel), “The Vatican Cameos: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure”. The noted mystery writer Lee Child (author of the Jack Reacher series) said that The Vatican Cameos is, “an extravagantly imagined and beautifully written Holmes story”. Here’s a chance to meet a local author, explore his new novel and hear his ideas on the art and craft of the mystery writer.
This event continues our series on The Maltese Falcon for The Big Read/NEA.
Monday, December 5, 7pm at the Staten Island OutLOUD Cutlure Lounge, in the SI Ferry Terminal (St George side of the harbor), 1 Bay St, SINY 10301. The Culture Lounge is located on the main concourse, near the waiting room, next door to the River Dock Cafe.
Staten Island OutLOUD & Staten Island Arts host Linda Fairstein, best-selling mystery writer & former Chief of Manhattan DA’s Special Victims Unit. We’ll host a reading & conversation with Linda, who’ll discuss & sign her latest young adult detective novel & her fantastic ongoing Alex Cooper mysteries.
This event is part of Staten Island OutLOUD’s Big Read series on Dashiell Hammett’s classic detective novel “The Maltese Falcon”. (Photo above by Katherine Marks)
Tuesday, Dec 6 at 2:30pm. Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library, 2550 Victory Blvd, SINY 10314
Join the popular library staff at the Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library & Staten Island OutLOUD for a conversation on Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon”. Free. Plenty of free parking in the library’s adjacent lot. Accessible via public transportation.
Sunday, Dec 11, 2pm at Honor Wine Shop, 36 Bay St, SINY 10301
Robert Honor, a Staten Island writer (and co-owner of Honor Wines), will read from his new mystery novel, “Bogart’s Hat”. It is a work-in-progress, and Robert will give us insights into the mystery writer’s craft. We’ll explore the world of “Bogart’s Hat” as we discuss “The Maltese Falcon” and the work of Dashiell Hammett. Free and open to the public.
In 1955, Harry Kavanagh’s uncle sneaks into a ringside seat in the old Madison Square Garden for the Marciano/Moore heavyweight championship bout. “Hey kid, outta my seat.” It’s Humphrey Bogart. Rewarding the kid for his boldness, Bogart gives him his fedora. Many years later a housebound, lonely Harry Kavanagh mourns the loss of his wife, Felicity who perished in an automobile accident.
When the Chief Medical Examiner does a swan dive from a third story window, Harry suspects his wife may have been the victim of foul play. Harry goes to his local precinct, but the police politely ignore his inferences. In the following weeks, Harry is manhandled by the brawny “Liverwurst Twins,”nearly drowns during a Nor’easter, and is threatened by a mobster. He’s rescued by one mysterious woman who bathes in lilac-scented perfume and is stalked by another. Putting one unsteady size nine after the other, Harry trails a church scandal and discovers a political cover up.
But wait, there’s more …
Friday, January 6, 2016 at 7pm. Electric Hair Salon, 100 Stuyvesant Place, SINY 10301
Wear your favorite fedora or your slinkiest sheath and join our gregarious hosts Marty Albucher (owner/proprietor of Electric Hair) and Joseph Daly (Playwrite, director & actor) for a fun evening of noir in the neighborhood, inspired by Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon”.
Reservations essential due to limited space! Please RSVP by January 4th to firstname.lastname@example.org
More details TBA.