In honor of National Poetry Month, LTV is hosting and filming “The First Annual Poetry Affair,” Friday, April 25th, 7 to 9 PM in our Wainscott studios.
Many outstanding poets will be on hand for live readings. “We are showcasing a wonderful mix of poetic voices,” says Rosalind Brenner, Poetry Affair producer, poet and visual artist.
• Grace Schulman, author of 6 collections, former poetry editor of the Nation and Director of the 92nd Street Y Poetry Center.
• Fran Castan, named Long Island’s 2013 Poet of the Year by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, honoring her poetry, teaching and support for poetry on Long Island.
• Julie Sheehan, author of 3 collections, recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and NYFA Fellowship, instructor in the Stony Brook Southampton MFA program.
There will be a $5 admission fee or food donation for the East Hampton Food Pantry.
Now airing on LTV and available to watch in the "Video On Demand" section of the website: Interviewed in 2011 at his home in Sagaponak, Peter Matthiessen talks about his book Men’s Lives and the disappearing way of life of the Long Island fishermen. The interview is part of a series archived at LTV entitled A Sense of Place in which elders in our community talk about the past and present on the East End. The series is produced by OVID and directed by Max Scott.