Eric Alter (a student in the English Department's Creative-Writing MFA Proram) invites one and all to come to Staten Island for St. George Day, a festival celebrating the national day of the book and human cooperation. For the second year in a row, Eric will facilitate the All Day Reading Stage.
When & Where
April 23, 2011
Tompkinsville Park (at the corner of Victory Boulevard and Bay Street, a 5-minute walk from the Staten Island Ferry)
From 12 - 1, the stage will be taken over by SHNG(ShootHoopsNotGuns), a spoken word/slam style reading group that has as its central theme gun violence.
From 1 - 2:30, UpHook Press will run the stage with feature readers from their latest anthology, Hell Strung and Crooked. Readers include Aimee Herman (another student in the English Department's Creative-Writing MFA Program), along with David Lawton, Puma Pearl and Jacob Victorine, all great talents on the NYC scene today.
From 3 - 4, the young writers will rule the stage with spoken word readings representing the local community, sponsored by StatenIslandOutLoud.
From 5:30 - 7:00 is the Open Mic sponsored by SHAMBOREE, Staten Island's very own grass roots creative magazine. Come sign up to read your original work or the work of someone elses. Do a monologue. Act a scene from a play. Read your poetry. Perform your words. Time limits will be decided upon at the event.