Cynthia G. Neale Dramatic Reading

Event:  Literary Reading

Where:  Montour House Cafe & Tapas Bar, 401 W. Main St.,Montour Falls, NY

When:  Monday,  June 26th, beginning at 6:00 pm

Contact: e-mail charlottejanedickens@outlook.com or call 910-988-2268

The Watkins Glen Writers Group presents a featured reading by Cynthia G. Neale,  as part of the Watkins Glen Reading Series on Monday, June 26th, 7:00 PM at the Montour House Cafe & Tapas Bar at 401 W. Main St. Montour Falls, NY.

**Please note this will be our last reading at the Montour House Café & Tapas Bar, since the Sours family will be moving their business to another location.  We will meet early before the reading for food and refreshments at 6:00 PM.  Let’s be supportive of them for this last reading at their lovely venue.  Our thanks go out to them for the great food and the welcoming place they’ve provided for the last three years.

Cynthia Neale, author of The Irish Dresser Series and the cookbook, Pavlova in a Hat Box, will be giving a dramatic historical presentation based on her series and highlighting The Irish Milliner, the new release and fourth book in the series. An evening of drama, a bit of dancing, and antique hats for those who would like to travel back in time. There will also be time for discussion regarding Cynthia’s writing process and research. Cynthia G. Neale is a native of the Finger Lakes region of New York and currently resides in New Hampshire in an antique home. In addition to her series of novels and cookbook, Ms. Neale writes plays, screenplays, short stories, and essays. She holds a B.A. in Writing and Literature from Vermont College. Ms. Neale enjoys Irish set dancing, reading, painting, hiking, kayaking, creating events for food, dance, and fund raising,

Web Site:  http://www.cynthianeale.com Facebook: Pavlova in a Hat Box, Sweet Memories and Desserts Facebook: Cynthia Neale and Norah: The Making of an Irish-American Woman in 19th-Century New York Twitter: CynthiaNeale@cynthianeale7 Author’s Blog: http://cynthianeale.wordpress.com/ An open reading will follow the featured reading after a short break. FOR MORE INFO PLEASE EMAIL CHARLOTTE DICKENS charlottejanedickens@outlook.com or call 910-988-2268

Mark Matthews Reading and Book Release March 27th

Event: Literary Reading

Where: Montour House Café & Tapas Bar, 401 W. Main St., Montour Falls, NY

When: Monday, March 27th at 7:00 PM

Contact:  charlottejanedickens@gmail.com or charlottejanedickens@outlook.com

The Watkins Glen Writers Group presents a featured reading by Mark Matthews  as part of the Watkins Glen Reading Series on Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 7:00PM at the Montour House Café & Tapas Bar at 401 W. Main St., Montour Falls New York. It is also a book release for his chapbook, “The Lady of the Seneca Lake,” published this month by Light and Shadow Publishing & Illustrating.

Please note that we will be meeting early prior to the reading for a meal, snacks or drinks at 6:00 PM. Let’s be supportive of the cafe since they have graciously agreed to host us.

Mark Calvin Matthews, a writer and artist, resides in Watkins Glen, NY.

He has been a member of the Watkins Glen Writers Group since 2006, and has been a featured reader for the Watkins Glen Writers Group Reading Series. .He is a painter, working in oils and acrylics, with shows in Ithaca, Corning, and other locales coming soon.

He holds a Bachelors Degree from Elmira College in English Literature and Educational Studies.  His poem, “Aunt Pooh,” and selected short story, “Future Options,” were published in Sybil, the Elmira College literary magazine, consecutively in the 2006 and 2007 editions.

Mark is an educator, ranging from high school substitute teacher, to community college assistant soccer coach, to current instructor of students 2nd-5th grade at an after school Kids World program run by the YWCA of Elmira.

He is a Christian, now studying with Shepherd’s Chapel, a non-denominational church, out of Gravette, Arkansas.  He is also a game enthusiast—of collectible card games, and is a classic card shark, and chess aficionado.

For more info, you may call Charlotte Dickens at 910-988-2268 or you may e-mail charlottejanedickens@gmail.com or charlottejanedickens@outlook.com

Marjorie Maddox Reading

Event: Literary Reading

Where: Montour House Café & Tapas Bar, 401 W. Main St., Montour Falls, NY

When: Monday, May 22ndat 7:00 PM

Contact:  cdickens@lightlink.com or charlottejanedickens@outlook.com

 

The Watkins Glen Writers Group presents a featured reading by Marjorie Maddox, who is coming from Williamsport, PA as part of the Watkins Glen Reading Series on Monday, May 22nd, 2017 at 7:00PM at the Montour House Café & Tapas Bar at 401 W. Main St., Montour Falls, NY.

 

A Sage Graduate Fellow of Cornell University (MFA) and Professor of English and Creative Writing at Lock Haven University, Marjorie Maddox has published eleven collections of poetry—including True, False, None of the Above (Poiema Poetry Series and Illumination Book Award medalist); Local News from Someplace Else; Wives’ Tales; Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation (Yellowglen Prize); and Perpendicular As I (Sandstone Book Award)—the short story collection What She Was Saying (Fomite Press), and over 500 stories, essays, and poems in journals and anthologies. Co-editor of Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (Penn State Press), she also has published four children’s books: A Crossing of Zebras: Animal Packs in Poetry, Rules of the Game: Baseball Poems ; A Man Named Branch: The True Story of Baseball’s Great Experiment (middle grade biography); and Inside Out: Poems on Writing and Reading Poems + Insider Exercises.

For more information, please check out her website at www.marjoriemaddox.com

**Please note that we will be meeting early prior to the reading for a meal, snacks or drinks at 6:00 PM.  The Montour House Café  serves delicious meals and drinks, which we are very fortunate to have available to us in conjunction with our readings.  Please be supportive of them as they have been very gracious to us.

For more info, you may call Charlotte Dickens at 910-988-2268 or you may e-mail cdickens@lightlink.com or charlottejanedickens@outlook.com

 

 

Walt Franklin Reading

Event:  Literary Reading

Where:  Montour House Cafe & Tapas Bar, 401 W. Main St.,Montour Falls, NY

When:  Monday,  August 22nd, beginning at 6:00 pm

Contact: e-mail cdickens@lightlink.com or call 910-988-2268

The Watkins Glen Writers Group presents a featured reading by Walter Franklin, poet from near Greenwood, NY as part of the Watkins Glen Reading Series on Monday, August 22nd at 7:00 PM. at the Montour House Cafe & Tapas Bar at 401 W. Main Street, Montour Falls, NY.  Please note that we will be meeting early prior to the reading for a meal, snacks or drinks at 6:00 PM.  Let’s be supportive of the cafe since they have graciously agreed to host us.

Walter Franklin is a German-born American poet, educator and naturalist who lives near Greenwood, New York. He fly-fishes, hikes, and finds himself involved with various environmental restoration projects. His many books of poetry and prose include Earthstars, Chanterelles, Destroying Angels (FootHills Publishing, 2016), Beautiful Like a Mayfly (Wood Thrush Books, 2015), Sand & Sage (Great Elm Press, 2010), and The Wild Trout (Nightshade Press, 1989 & 1991). An active blogger since 2011, Franklin’s Rivertop Rambles can be read at www.rivertoprambles.wordpress.com

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. An open reading will follow the featured reading after a short break. . FOR MORE INFO PLEASE EMAIL CHARLOTTE DICKENS cdickens@lightlink.com or call 910-988-2268

Michael Basinski Reading

Subject: Literary Event Press Release

Event:  Literary Reading

Where:  Montour House Cafe & Tapas Bar, 401 W. Main St.,Montour Falls, NY

When:  Monday,  July 25th, beginning at 6:00 pm

Contact: e-mail cdickens@lightlink.com or call 910-988-2268

The Watkins Glen Writers Group presents a featured reading by Michael Basinski, poet from Lancaster, NY (Erie County) as part of the Watkins Glen Reading Series on Monday, July 25th at 7:00 PM. at the Montour House Cafe & Tapas Bar at 401 W. Main Street, Montour Falls, NY.  Please note that we will be meeting early prior to the reading for a meal, snacks or drinks at 6:00 PM.  Let’s be supportive of the cafe since they have graciously agreed to host us.

Michael Basinski is the Curator of the Poetry Collection of the University Libraries, University at Buffalo and Director of UB Special Collections. He performs his work as a solo poet and in ensemble with the Don Metz Experience (D.M.E.).  Among his recent books of poetry are Poems of a Polish-American Boy Poems, Piglittuce, and Trailers. His poems and other works have appeared in many magazines including Dandelion, BoxKite, Antennae, Open Letter, Deluxe Rubber Chicken, First Offense, Terrible Work, Kenning, Lungfull, Tinfish, Score, Unarmed, Rampike,  House Organ, Ferrum Wheel, End Note, Ur Vox, Damn the Caesars, Pilot, 1913, Filling Station, fhole, Public Illumination, Eccolinguistics, Yellow Field, Western Humanities Review, Big Bridge, Mimeo Mimeo, Nerve Lantern, Vanitas, Talisman, Steel Bellows, Staging Ground, Lumox, Chiron Review, and Poetry. He lives in Buffalo.

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

An open reading will follow the featured reading after a short break.

IMG_1898 [255259]FOR MORE INFO PLEASE EMAIL CHARLOTTE DICKENS cdickens@lightlink.com or call 910-988-2268

Patricia Schwartz Reading in Montour Falls, NY

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Event:  Literary Reading

Where:  Montour House Cafe & Tapas Bar, 401 W. Main St.,Montour Falls, NY

When:  Monday,  June 27th, beginning at 6:00 pm

Contact: e-mail cdickens@lightlink.com or call 910-988-2268

The Watkins Glen Writers Group presents a featured reading by Patricia Schwartz, writer from Waterloo, NY as part of the Watkins Glen Reading Series on Monday, June 27th,7:00 PM at the Montour House Cafe & Tapas Bar at 401 W. Main St. Montour Falls, NY. 

Please note that we will be meeting early prior to the reading for a meal, snacks or drinks at 6:00 PM. Let’s be supportive since the cafe has graciously agreed to host us.

Patricia Roth Schwartz of Waterloo NY, poet, writer of fiction and creative non-fiction and short plays, is the author of six volumes of poems, several published by FootHills. Her latest release, out in May, from FootHills Publishing is Charleston Girls: a Memoir in Poems of a West Virginia Childhood. She is widely published in literary journals, having won awards from Clackamas, Heart Lodge, and Rochester ImageOut. Her poem and non-fiction story are included in the Rochester Poetry Walk and Story Walk, respectively.

For fourteen years until last June, Schwartz was a volunteer inside Auburn Correctional Facility, a men’s maximum security prison, facilitating a weekly poetry workshop with inmates. Four books of their work have been published, including the anthology, Doing Time to Cleanse Your Mind. She is currently writing a memoir of her experiences with the group. Schwartz offers readings and workshops throughout the Finger Lakes, often funded by Poets & Writers, Inc., including a monthly writers’ support group at Geneva Public Library.  She has been chosen several times by Writers & Books in Rochester to be a featured  reader in the monthly Genesee Reading Series.

She lives with her partner, Sandy Zohari, and their little dog, Rosie, on their 35 acre property, Sage-Thyme Haven, where she grows herbs and flowers, and also pursues avocations of photography, collage art, various crafts, and builds fairy houses/gardens. Having travelled world-wide from Cambodia/ Vietnam to Tanzania, Australia/ New Zealand, their latest trip, this April,  was from Istanbul to Venice via Croatia and Greece.  >

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

An open reading will follow the featured reading after a short break. . FOR MORE INFO PLEASE EMAIL CHARLOTTE DICKENS cdickens@lightlink.com or call 910-988-2268

 

 

Cynthia G. Neale Reading May 23, 2016

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The Watkins Glen Writers Group presents a featured reading by Cynthia G. Neale, who will be reading from her new works as part of the Watkins Glen Reading Series on Monday, May 23rd, 7:00 PM at the Montour House Cafe & Tapas Bar at 401 W. Main St. Montour Falls, NY.  Please note that we will be meeting early prior to the
reading for a meal, snacks or drinks at 6:00 PM. Let’s be supportive
since the cafe has so graciously agreed to host us.

Cynthia G. Neale is a native of the Finger Lakes region of New York and currently resides in New Hampshire in an antique home. Ms. Neale is the author of Norah: The Making of an Irish-American Woman in 19th-Century New York and the young adult novels, The Irish Dresser, A Story of Hope during The Great Hunger (An Gorta Mor, 1845-1850) and Hope in New York City, The Continuing Story of The Irish Dresser. The Irish Milliner, her last novel in the series about Norah McCabe, is currently being considered for publication. Ms. Neale has also written a dessert and essay book, Pavlova in a Hat Box, Sweet Memories & Desserts. In addition to these works, Ms. Neale writes plays, screenplays, short stories, and essays. She holds a B.A. in Writing and Literature from Vermont College. Ms. Neale enjoys Irish set dancing, reading, painting, hiking, kayaking, creating events for food, dance, and fund raising,
Web Site:  http://www.cynthianeale.com
Facebook: Pavlova in a Hat Box, Sweet Memories and Desserts
Facebook: Cynthia Neale and Norah: The Making of an Irish-American Woman in 19th-Century New York
Twitter: CynthiaNeale@cynthianeale7
Author’s Blog: http://cynthianeale.wordpress.com/

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

An open reading will follow the featured reading after a short break.

FOR MORE INFO PLEASE EMAIL CHARLOTTE DICKENS
cdickens@lightlink.com or call 910-988-2268

Craig Czury Reading at Montour House Café & Tapas Bar

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Event: Literary Reading Where: Montour House Cafe & Tapas Bar, 401 W. Main St., Montour Falls, NY

When: Monday, April 25th, beginning at 6:00 pm

Contact: e-mail cdickens@lightlink.com or call 910-988-2268

The Watkins Glen Writers Group presents a featured reading by Craig Czury as part of the Watkins Glen Reading Series on Monday, April 25th, 7:00 PM at the Montour House Cafe & Tapas Bar at 401 W. Main St. Montour Falls, NY. Please note that we will be meeting early prior to the reading for a meal, snacks or drinks at 6:00 PM. Let’s be supportive since the cafe has so graciously agreed to host us.

Craig Czury, poet and folklorist, will be reading from his most recent book THUMB NOTES ALMANAC: Hitchhiking The Marcellus Shale, a collection of docu-poems from interviews he conducted while hitchhiking around Northeastern Pennsylvania’s “fracking” region. Regional historian Kimberly Crafton writes in the Preface to Thumb Notes Almanac: “Czury creates a verbal mosaic: fractured pieces of fractured conversations from a hydro-fracked region.” Since 1984, Craig has worked as a poet in schools, community centers, prisons, juvenile detention centers, homeless shelters, and mental hospitals. He earned an M.F.A. degree from Wilkes University and lives in Susquehanna County, PA, where he co-sponsors the Old School Poetry Reading Series and teaches life-writing at the Springville Schoolhouse. craigczury.com 

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. An open reading will follow the featured reading after a short break.

FOR MORE INFO PLEASE EMAIL CHARLOTTE DICKENS cdickens@lightlink.com or call 910-988-2268 and visit my website at www.charlottedickens.com

Tamar Samuel-Siegel Reading at Montour House Café & Tapas Bar

Event: Literary Reading

Where: Montour House Café & Tapas Bar, 401 W. Main St., Montour Falls, NY

When: Monday, March 28, 2016 beginning at 6:00 PM

Contact Person: e-mail charlottejanedickens@outlook.com or call 910-988-2268

The Watkins Glen Writers Group presents a featured reading by Tamar Samuel-Siegel, poet from Corning, NY, as part of the Watkins Glen Reading Series on Monday, March 28th , at 7:00 PM at the Montour House Café & Tapas Bar at 401 W. Main Street, Montour Falls, NY. Please note that we will be meeting early prior to the meeting for a meal, snacks and/or drinks at 6:00 PM. Let’s be supportive since the café has so graciously agreed to host us.

Tamar Samuel-Siegel is the author of two chapbooks, “Enough for Now” and “Where we Come From”. She is also the author, artist and binder of numerous artist books. Tamar has edited and published two collections of writing generated by English language learners. As Programs and Outreach Manager for the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, she edits a weekly organizational newsletter and is writer mentor and editor of the
organization’s blog intern. She is co-curator of the Corning, NY poetry reading series, POETS IN PLAY, and has collaborated previously to bring literary programs to the ARTS Council. Tamar holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Writing from SUNY Purchase.

The event is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Following the featured reading will be a short break and an open reading.

For more information, call 910-988-2268 or e-mail Charlotte Dickens at charlottejanedickens@outlook.com
www.charlottedickens.com

Margaret Kasper Reed Reading

Event: Literary Reading

Where: Montour House Café & Tapas Bar, 401 W. Main St., Montour Falls, NY

When: Monday, February 22, 2016 beginning at 6:00 PM

Contact Person: e-mail charlottejanedickens@outlook.com or call 910-988-2268

The Watkins Glen Writers Group presents a featured reading by Margaret Kasper Reed, poet from Elmira, NY, as part of the Watkins Glen Reading Series on Monday, February 22nd , at 7:00 PM at the Montour House Café & Tapas Bar at 401 W. Main Street, Montour Falls, NY. Please note that we will be meeting early prior to the meeting for a meal, snacks and/or drinks at 6:00 PM. Let’s be supportive since the café has so graciously agreed to host us.

Margaret Kasper Reed’s poetry has been published in numerous journals including ALIMENTUM, BLOOM, BLUE LINE, FESTIVAL, GOODFOOT, KARAMU, MILLER’S POND, PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE, POET LORE, RATTLE, ROCKFORD REVIEW, SOUTHERN BOSTON LITERARY GAZETTE, and others. Books include CHILDREN OF THE SKY, with artist Kathy Huddle, LAMENTS GROCERY, POETRY OF ELMIRA published by FootHills Publishing. She is an adjunct instructor at Elmira College and former high school and middle school teacher in the Horseheads School District. She is a member of several groups promoting the arts in the community.

The event is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Following the featured reading will be a short break and an open reading.

For more information, call 910-988-2268 or e-mail Charlotte Dickens at charlottejanedickens@outlook.com
www.charlottedickens.com