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Memoirs OutLOUD – Creative Writing Workshop: 1st & 3d Saturdays

Pencil tip on notepadMemoirs OutLOUD – A Creative Writing Workshop: St George Library Center, 5 Central Ave, SINY 10301.  On the 1st & 3d Saturday of the month. Next workshops at St George Library: Sat, Aug 20th at 10am.  (“I needed it” and/or “I couldn’t get rid of it” & “At the beach”).


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.

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Women Who Write Mysteries

Sunday, Oct 23, 3pm.  At the Alice Austen House Museum, 2 Hylan Blvd (2 blocks off Bay St), SINY 10305

Details TBA

Austen House and stone wall

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Tibetan Birds and Sky Burial

Saturday, Nov 5, 2pm at the Tibetan Museum, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island NY 10306

As Staten Island OutLOUD celebrates Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon for The Big Read, we’ll take a cultural detour to explore on of Staten Island’s treasures, the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art.  And there we’ll find some intriguing & unexpected tie-ins to some themes and imagery in The Maltese Falcon.

We’ll examine how Tibetan art and art objects incorporate bird images (plenty of cranes, maybe a falcon or two), and the Himalayan custom of sky burial (plenty of vulture, and maybe a few falcons, as they eat carrion).  We’ll also hear from Meg Ventrudo, the museum’s Director, about a notorious  Asian art heist – Shades of The Maltese Falcon?

This event is free and open to the public.   Side door to Shrine Room

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Women and Crime

Sunday, Nov 6, 2pm at Historic Richmond Town’s Courthouse, 441 Clarke Ave, SINY 10306

Staten Island OutLOUD & the Staten Island Women’s Bar Association join forces to present “Women and the Criminal Justice System,” a community dialogue on the reasons why most women are in prison and the challenges they face.  Guest speakers TBA.

If the case against Brigid O’Shaughnessy were brought to trial now, how would it be prosecuted? How would she be defended? Does the system treat female defendants differently from male defendants? If so, what are those differences? How are formerly incarcerated women reintegrated into society upon release?

Other issues that we’ll explore include: a layperson’s overview of criminal work; how defense attorneys work with the police & DA; how defense attorneys work with private investigators. We’ll also examine a frequent layperson’s question: “How can a defense attorney represent a ‘bad guy'”? More details TBA

Rtown Courthouse

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The Maltese Falcon flies into New Dorp Library!

Friday, Nov 18, 2016 at 2:30pm.  New Dorp Branch Library, 309 New Dorp Lane, SINY 10306

Join popular librarian Emily Lacey and Staten Island OutLOUD for a conversation on Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon”.  Free copies for book discussion participants (while supplies last).  The New Dorp Library is a vibrant community hub, conveniently located mid-Island and close to public transportation.  Free & fun.  You should come!

New Dorp NYPL photo


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