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

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. Next workshop at St George Library:  Saturday, August 5th at 10am in the Auditorium.    (“What do you wish your parents had said (or not said) to you?” – “No one has ever died because of…”)

Pencil tip on notepadThanks 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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Moby Dick – OutLOUD

Saturday, July 29th, 6pm at the historic Biddle House, 70 Satterlee St, SINY 10307 (2 blocks from Hylan Blvd)

Staten Island OutLOUD’s annual celebration of Melville’s haunting tale of the sea, of Captain Ahab, of the crew of the Pequod, and of the great white whale.

Maritime music by the brass ensemble of the Staten Island Philharmonic Orchestra.

Free. Good for all ages.

The Biddle House is on Sattlerlee St, just 2 short blocks from the Conference House. Plenty of free parking on the surrounding streets (including Shore Rd & Craig Ave) & lots of free parking space in the Conference House Visitors Center parking lot (Hylan Blvd & Satterlee).  The #78 bus stops at the Conference House, then walk 2 blocks down Satterlee to the Biddle House.

Rain or shine – If the weather is fair, we’ll gather on the lawn, overlooking Raritan Bay.  If it rains, we’ll enjoy the performance inside the charming Biddle House – a Staten Island landmark.

Bring a lawnchair.  Good for all ages!

Biddle House- 70 Sattlerlee Ave

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Paws & Read OutLOUD – For Kidz

Saturday, Aug 5th, 2pm at the Greenbelt Nature Center. 700 Rockland Ave, SINY 10314

Kids (up to age 10) can have fun & practice their skills by reading aloud to JJ, an adorable licensed therapy dog. This popular program is hosted by Doris Nielsen, a therapy dog trainer & OutLOUD board member. JJ is gentle, and she’s a very good listener!

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Poe - dog reads Poe Forevermore


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Local History – A Staten Island Original: Naturalist Tillie Weingartner

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 Islanders to value our environment. Tillie establshed the William T. Davis Wildlife Preserve,and she helped lay the groundwork for the present-day Greenbelt Conservancey, and she helped preserve much of the beautiful wilderness and parkland that distinguishes Staten Island today.

We’ll feature Island writer Eileen Monreale’s biography, “Matilde Weingartner: A Staten Island Naturalist”.

Tillie Weingartner - Book cover

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