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Why read “To Kill a Mockingbird”

As Staten Island OutLOUD prepares for our Autumn 2014 series on Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird for The Big Read – Our friend Ted Lochwyn recalls the first time he read Mockingbird as a young boy.

Here’s the link: http://youtu.be/ZPHvImTcLG4

Bloomsday OutLOUD 2014

Thanks to the Staten Island Advance’s AWE Magazine, Arts Editor Michael Fressola and AWE Editor Rob Bailey-Millado for this article & video feature on Staten Island OutLOUD’s annual celebration of James Joyce – Bloomsday OutLOUD 2014.  Thanks to Staten Island Creative Community, who welcomed us to their gallery at 139 Bay Street: Joyce & Ira Goldstein and Linda Rossi.

  Kudos to our host Jim Hill, our troubadour Gary Moore, our Homerian Jonathan Bricklin, our performance art scholar Melissa West, and to everyone who participated & made it such a lovely evening.

http://www.silive.com/entertainment/arts/index.ssf/2014/06/from_thule_to_tompkinsville_li.html#incart_more_entertainment

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A Medley of Staten Island OutLOUD Video Features

This short video presents an overview of Staten Island OutLOUD’s work with people of all ages & backgrounds.  It describes our variety of programs featuring poetry, prose, historic texts and other compelling works.  Click on this link: http://youtu.be/fwJUddyiSyk   (To view this video clip, you may have to sign in via your own YouTube account)

And here’s a quick DIY video of two Staten Island OutLOUD guests’ impromptu bilingual reading from The Mountain Poems of Meng Hao-jan, on a sunny afternoon.  Click on this link: http://youtu.be/35co9RN36Fg   (To view this video clip, you may have to sign in via your own YouTube account)

Staten Island OutLOUD is proud to host readings of poetry & prose by Native American writers, in honor of Native American Heritage Month. We’re always pleased to welcome diverse families & individuals to these events. During one such reading, a young Dad was so touched that he spontaneously sang to his kids and to all our guests. To hear his brief but exuberant song, click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcPIByijMDU    (In order to view this video clip, you may have to sign in via your own YouTube account)

Staten Island OutLOUD was proud to receive the 2009 Achievement In Arts & Humanities Award from the Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island (now known as Staten Island Arts).  Here’s a link to a short video that COAHSI and our friends at Time-Warner created for the awards gala: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lURryAcPoI

Edgar Allan Poe’s Birthday Party – OutLOUD

By popular demand, Staten Island OutLOUD added some extra Big Read events in January & February 2014, to continue our series, Stories & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe.   We celebrated Edgar’s Birthday at the beautiful newly-renovated Stapleton Branch Library, with Poe’s poetry, readings & music by Gary Moore, and hosted by OutLOUD’s Board member Doris Nielsen – with nearly 70 neighborhood kids & their parents, together with our special guests Jean Jamate & the fabulous staff at the Stapleton Branch.  Some kids were so inspired by Poe’s poems & stories, that they improvised their own rhymes & tales, right on the spot (sometimes with a little help from Gary & Doris)!

Below is a photo collage, courtesy of the Stapleton Branch Library: Poe Birthday -Stapleton NYPL collage

 

 

And that’s not all!  NY1-TV reporter Patti Murphy stopped by to celebrate with us!  Check out her feature video, in the link below:

http://www.ny1.com/content/pages/202190/stapleton-kids-read-aloud-poe-s-popular-works

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire – 100th Anniversary

S.I. Families Remember Ancestors Affected By Triangle Shirtwaist Fire – NY1.comFor the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, Staten Island S.I. Families Remember Ancestors Affected By Triangle Shirtwaist Fire – NY1.comOutLOUD hosted a reading of historic documents on the tragedy, together with songs and music (sung in Yiddish and in English).  We met at Historic Richmond Town, just a few steps from the cemetery where a number of Triangle workers are buried.  Some of our guests were family members of Triangle workers.

WNYC – Video “Reading Mark Twain on Staten Island”

Here’s a video that NPR made of a recent OutLOUD event. We’re delighted with it.

Please also see the article by Jennifer Hsu on WNYC Culture’s Web site.