Saturday | June 14 | 4:00-6:00pm Meditate, Germinate, Write! In this creative writing workshop led by Afro-Puerto Rican writer/poet/performer Odilia Rivera-Santos, we will explore ways to ignite the creative spark through meditation, use of music, and free-writing with prompts. Each writer will share his or her writing, receive feedback from fellow participants, and do a short Q&A, in order to maximize one’s interaction with others. The result will be a portfolio of rough drafts in three genres: poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
Odilia Rivera-Santos is an Afro-Puerto Rican writer/poet/performer and educator born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and raised in the Bronx. Her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, in Spanish and English, have appeared in numerous print and online journals, and her first collection of poetry,Love When You Say Love, was published in 2014 by Editorial Trance. Rivera-Santos believes rhythm is the root of all great writing and finds music an infinite source of inspiration.
Saturday | June 21 | 6:00-8:00pm Stealing a Summer’s Afternoon A book presentation and signing with 2013 National Jewish Book Award finalist A. J. Sidransky. The book is a farcical page-turner about Elliot Serlin who is having the worst week of his life. He has lost his entire savings in a Ponzi scheme and is about to lose hi job. Desperate, he plans an elaborate, but not quite foolproof, art heist.
Stealing a Summer’s Afternoon showcases the same storytelling prowess that readers loved in A.J. Sidransky’s debut novel, Forgiving Maximo Rothman. Bronx native author A.J. Sidransky travels frequently to the Dominican Republic. He has written several articles and short stories. His debut novel, Forgiving Maximo Rothman, was selected as a finalist for the Outstanding Debut Novel by National Jewish Book Awards.
Regina Cornwell, inClimate Curator, will present: "Global Warming: Why Are the Pipers Piping While the City Burns?" followed by a lively interchange with the audience. At the Al Gore initiated Climate Reality Project she participated in training to give talks, write and create events to help build an aware citizenry willing to take significant actions to reduce carbon emissions and create other major changes while there is still time. Info: 718-518-6728.
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