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Moby Dick Marathon Reading at Canio’s June 12 through 14

In celebration of  35 years of Canio’s Books, we’re bringing back the beloved marathon reading of Melville’s Moby Dick. Set for Friday, June 12 through Sunday, June 14 the event will celebrate the great American novel by Herman Melville. We’re also focusing on Sag Harbor’s literary traditions as well as the seafaring history of Southampton Town in honor of its 375th anniversary.

Canio Pavone, founder of Canio’s Books, began the tradition many years ago when participants read around the clock, some wearing pajamas. Back by popular demand, this year’s event includes a few changes. We won’t be staying up past midnight, and the reading will travel to different venues within Sag Harbor’s cultural district. The event begins and ends at Canio’s with stops at the Whaling Museum, Library, Customs House, Bay Street and other fun spots to be announced.  Plans are now underway for a whale of a celebration, with a closing party on Sunday. The event is also a fundraiser for Canio’s Cultural Cafe our 501c3 educational non-profit. Sign up to sponsor a chapter ($100. each) or to read. Contact the shop to be part of this historic event!

Help Heal Earth

Need a great way to combat overwhelm? You’ve been agonizing over the heartbreaking images from the Philippines reeling after the disastrous typhoon. What to do? Take action. Join our next community discussion course on the environment. We won’t fix huge global problems in one meeting, but we can create change locally. So locally, change happens within our own, sometimes broken heart. 
“Climate Change: Changing Course” offers us four sessions in which to share thoughts, concerns; raise questions and take action about climate change. There’s a lot we can do. Readings include essays by Andrew Revkin, Elizabeth Kolbert, Michael Pollan and Bill McKibben and more. The course, designed by The Northwest Earth Institute is the third in a series offered by the Cultural Cafe.
We’ll meet Thursday evenings, 4:30 to 6 p.m.  January 9 through 30. A materials fee of $25. is requested. Will you join us? To register, call 631- 725-4926, or email: caniosbooks@verizon.net.  Make your New Year’s resolution to help heal Earth. It can happen!
 

Sag Harbor Merton Circle

All fired up after attending the 13th conference of the International Thomas Merton Society, we’re contemplating a local gathering of those interested in learning more about this fascinating 20th century Christian monk. Held at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield , CT, the conference brought together some 240 attendees. Presentations focused on Merton’s poetry, social conscience, ecumenism, philosophy, contemplative practice and more.
The idea to start a local study group came as we considered the wide interest in Merton’s life and work. Canio’s has already presented several workshops and programs on Merton which were all very well attended.
As 2015 marks the centenary of Merton’s birth, we’ve joined a campaign proposed by the ITMS to develop 100 new local chapters. We’ll meet periodically to read, question and discuss Merton’s work in a convivial atmosphere. Interested in learning more? Contact us for further details.

Canio’s Cafe Celebrates Earth Day

Canio’s Cultural Cafe will celebrate Earth Day a few days early on Saturday, April 20 at 5
p.m. We’re calling for friends of the Earth to come read a short selection
of poetry or prose that expresses concern for the Earth. Read a work of
your own, or of some wonderful nature writer you greatly admire. If you
need ideas, pick up a copy of Orion magazine’s current issue in stock at
the shop.
At our Earth Day read-in, we’ll announce an essay contest on a theme of
environmental awareness. Perhaps you’d like to participate in that, and we
hope you’ll tell others about it. One of the prizes will be a one-year gift subscription to the excellent nature and culture magazine, Orion, now in its 30th year.

Write For Earth

Spring is somewhere out there even if temperatures are chilly and there’s snow in the forecast. Still we can dream about that garden we’d love to dig into. If you’re ready to dig into some new writing, get ready for our Earth Day essay contest, soon to be announced by Canio’s Cultural Cafe. We’re interested in creating awareness of our one precious Earth, and this essay contest is just one way we’ll be doing that this year. One of the prizes will be a gift subscription to Orion magazine, an elegant and eloquent periodical about nature and culture. Pick up the latest issue and be inspired! Stay tuned for contest details coming soon. On Saturday, April 20 we’ll announce the topic and invite you to speak up for Earth!

CCC Feb 2012: Winter Walk with Thomas Merton

Facilitator Eda Lorello led a packed workshop on a journey through the life and work of Thomas Merton.  Using Anthony Padovano’s  book, Becoming Who We Are, the group explored how Merton’s life experiences influenced his becoming a contemplative, a peace activist, and explorer of eastern spirituality.

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“And the deepest level of communication is not communication, but communion.  It is wordless. It is beyond words, and it is beyond speech, and it is beyond concept.  Not that we discover a new unity.  We discover an older unity.  My dear brothers, we are already one.  But we imagine that we are not.  And what we have to discover is our original unity.  What we have to be is what we are.”

— Thomas Merton, from an informal talk delivered at Calcutta, Oct.  1968 “The Asian Journal”

CCC, 2012: Dr. MLK’s Legacy in OCCUPY and The Gift of Time

The new year has started strong.  We honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with “THE OTHER AMERICA:  MLK’s Legacy in OCCUPY.”  We listened to Dr. King’s speech on poverty in America, and then Rev. Katrina Foster spoke and led a discussion.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our Spirituality  workshops have been very popular.  Ronnie Murtha started 2012 with a guided reflection, “Give Yourself the Gift of Time,” looking back on 2011 and forward to the new year.  Currently Eda Lorello is facilitating  “A Winter’s Walk with Thomas Merton,” a multi-session workshop on Merton & our own paths.  This workshop was completely booked!  We hope to offer it again, and are planning more Spiritual Workshops soon. Please join our FB group for more information.

The Gift of Time Workshop