Canio’s Cultural Cafe, 2011


Photographs from Marvin Bell’s Master Writing Workshop

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Our Spring Master Writing Workshop

Poetic Forms: Generating New Poems

Poet Star Blackwill teach “Poetic Forms: Generating New Poems.” This multi-session workshop is designed to generate new writing by exploring the sonnet, haiku, sestina and more. Star Black is author of six poetry collections including most recently Velleity’s Shade. Dates and time to be determined. For more information and to reserve a spot, call 631 725 4926.

Star Black

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Our Previous Master Writing Workshop

Canio’s Cultural Cafe held its first Master Writing Workshop with nationally renowned poet Mark Doty on Monday, August 15 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m (with lunch break).  Participants brought copies of one poem in progress to be workshopped.

Mark Doty’s poetry collection Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems won the National Book Award.  His memoir Dog Years was a New York Times bestseller. Come spend time with a master and be re-inspired.  (above:  Mark Doty at Canio’s)

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Well the first decade of the millennium is history.  Hard to remember back to the “care-free” late 90’s; hard to believe the decade has slipped by.  At Canio’s, it’s nice to reflect upon the bushel full of wonderful events we’ve experienced.  Each one offered its own transcendent moments.  We hope you were able to enjoy some of them, and welcome you to our 2011 season.  You can listen to past events on East End Ink.
David Dowling
2011 started with an excellent discussion of the Moby Dick Marathon phenomena.  As many of you know, Canio’s held a Moby Dick marathon for many years starting in the mid 1980s.  In the early aughts we resurrected it, co-sponsored by the John Jermain Library.  On Thursday, January 6th, hearty souls gathered to hear author David Dowling talk about the phenomena chronicled in his book Chasing the White Whale:  The Moby Dick Marathon; or What Melville Means Today. We read the passage including Sag Harbor; discussed the deepening interest in the classic, and pondered reviving the marathon.  According to Dowling, Canio’s is the ONLY bookstore ever to host the marathon.  Interested in participating?  Let us know!

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our next event celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday.  Faith and the Social Ministry of Dr. King” will be held Sunday, January 16 at 3 p.m.  Andrew Blake, Pastor Emeritus at St. Andrews, teacher, and historian will discuss how Dr. King’s faith informed his seminal work toward civil rights and social justice in order to form that “more perfect union.”  Please join us.

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