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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, Nov 5th at 10am. (“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars…” – “Lock up your house, go across the track and help somebody else” – “The happiest time of the year”)
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.
Sunday, Oct 23, 3pm. At the Alice Austen House Museum, 2 Hylan Blvd (2 blocks off Bay St), SINY 10305
This special event is part of Staten Island OutLOUD’s autumn series for the National Endowment for the Arts/The Big Read, featuring Dashiell Hammett’s classic crime novel, “The Maltese Falcon”.
We’ll explore the work of 20th century women who won acclaim for their detective novels – Women who were contemporaries of Alice Austen, and whose work was familiar to Alice and Gertrude. For example, we’ll give special focus to Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, two British writers who created charismatic female detectives, models of “the new woman”. We’ll contrast those literary characters with Hammett’s hard-boiled detective Sam Spade, and we’ll compare the styles of these writers. We’ll feature an excerpt from Patricia Highsmith’s novel “Carol” – reflecting on Alice and Gertrude’s story. Book giveaway, while supplies last.
Who’s your favorite mystery writer? Share your ideas and your favorite crime novels! Free & open to the public. Plenty of free parking on surrounding streets; close to public transportation.
Thursday, Oct 27, 4pm. Stapleton Library, 132 Canal St, SINY 10304
Staten Island OutLOUD hosts its special program for very young readers, Paws & Read OutLOUD for Kidz. Children ages 5-10 can practice their skills & have fun reading aloud to a gentle, licensed therapy dog. Their younger siblings can just sit back & enjoy being read to.
For the special Big Read for Little Readers OutLOUD event, we’ll focus on age-appropriate adaptations of “The Maltese Falcon”, including “The Malted Falcon”, stories about falcons, and other fun surprises.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or by an adult caregiver.
Plenty of parking on surrounding streets. Close to buses & SIR train.
Friday, Oct 28, 7-9pm. SI MakerSpace, 450 Front St, Unit B, SINY 10304
RSVP essential – Limited space! RSVP by Wed, Oct 26 to email@example.com
Staten Island OutLOUD teams up with dancer Lys Obsidian and SI MakerSpace, to present an exciting evening’s entertainment: Sam Spade’s Speakeasy. A waterfront destination like some of Sam Spade’s favorite haunts. If you look carefully, you may spot La Paloma harbored nearby! Featuring special guest artist Lys Obsidian and friends, plus readings from “The Maltese Falcon” & conversation, music and more.
SI MakerSpace is at the corner of Thompson St & Front St – One block from Bay St & Thompson St. Free parking in the adjacent lot & surrounding streets.
Our speakeasy will close around 9pm, so you’ll have plenty of time to attend the party at Hop Shoppe later that evening!
This event is made possible in part by a DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Friday, November 4, 2016 at 10:30am. Great Kills Library, 56 Giffords Lane, SINY 10308
The friendly librarians at the Great Kills Branch Library are celebrating Staten Island OutLOUD’s series on “The Maltese Falcon” for The Big Read! Come join us for a our special themed adult coloring session commemorating Dashiell Hammett’s novel “The Maltese Falcon.” The library staff will host this adult coloring session with fabulous adult coloring sheets.
And that’s not all – You can get a free copy of the book, while supplies last. The library will supply the coloring sheets and colored pencils.
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.
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: Hon. Michael McMahon, Richmond County District Attorney; Hon. Wanda DeOliveiria, Chief of the Special Victims Bureau of the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office; Mario Galluci, Esq., noted defense attorney; and others 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
Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 8pm; Saturday Nov 12, 2016 at 8pm, and Sunday Nov 13 at 2pm. Little Victory Theatre, 4089 Victory Blvd, SINY 10314.
Staten Island OutLOUD is proud to collaborate with our talented friends Gary Moore, and the Little Victory Theatre to host a spoken word performance inspired by Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon”. After each performance, please linger for conversation with our cast & other audience members on “The Maltese Falcon”, mystery, and the one that got away.
Directed by Ritty Mahoney. Conceived by Gary Moore. Musical guests & cast TBA. Free.
RSVP ESSENTIAL, DUE TO LIMITED SPACE. TO RSVP, CALL THE THEATRE: 718-524-8467
Three performances: Friday Nov 11 at 8pm, Saturday Nov 12 at 8pm, and Sunday Nov 13 at 2pm. Plenty of free parking on surrounding streets. Accesssible via public transportation.
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 at 11am. Sough Beach Library, 21-15 Robin Lane, SINY 10305
This event is the first of two book discussions on “The Maltese Falcon”, hosted on Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016, at the South Beach Library!
The Day Readers will meet at 11am, and the Night Readers will meet at 6pm. Please join the delightful South Beach librarians and Staten Island OutLOUD – at either the morning or the evening session – or both! Share your thoughts on Dashiell Hammett’s novel. Book giveaway, while supplies last. The South Beach Library is just off Capodanno Road, and is accessible via public transportation. Free parking on the surrounding streets.
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 at 6pm. Sough Beach Library, 21-15 Robin Lane, SINY 10305
This event is the second of two book discussions on “The Maltese Falcon”, hosted on Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016, at the South Beach Library!
The South Beach Library Night Readers will meet at 6pm (the Day Readers will meet at 11am that morning). Please join the delightful South Beach librarians and Staten Island OutLOUD – at either the morning or the evening session – or both! Share your thoughts on Dashiell Hammett’s novel. Book giveaway, while supplies last.
The South Beach Library is just off Capodanno Road, and is accessible via public transportation. Free parking on the surrounding streets.
Sunday, Nov 20 at 2pm. Blue Heron Nature Center, 222 Poillon Ave, SINY 10312.
Join Staten Island OutLOUD for an afternoon at Blue Heron, exploring Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon”. Free. Weather permitting, we’ll also enjoy a short nature stroll around this beautiful park, and we may spot a falcon or two! Plenty of free parking. Accessible via public transportation.
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!
Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 7:30pm. Every Thing Goes Book Cafe, 208 Bay St, SINY 10301
Staten Island writer Richard Ryan’s new book (and his first novel), “The Vatican Cameos: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure” is set for release in November 2016. 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.
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.
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.