Mid-Island Y JCC Poetry Series

As founder and director of the Mid-Island Y JCC Poetry Series, since 1996 (sponsored by the NY State Council on the Arts), I have tried to feature a wide variety of wonderful poets (examples--Harvey Shapiro, Colette Inez, Molly Peacock, Cornelius Eady, Diane Wakowski, Marie Ponsot, Louis Simpson, Stephen Stepanchev, Norman Friedman, David Axelrod, Charles Fishman, Maxwell Wheat, George Wallace, Patti Tana, Vince Clemente, Barry Wallenstein, Angelo Vergas, Stanley Barkan, Michele Cooper,  Grace Schulman, many others). After discussing the writing style of the of the feature with the audience and the feature reading, there is an open mic for members of the audience, with many acclaimed and talented poets. There is an annual poetry contest for children, teens , and adults, with certificates for all and cash prizes for adults and teens. In June, there is a gala reading by all those who received honorable mention and place awards. Many of the winners have gone on to distinguished writing careers.

The readings are held on one Sunday per month, October-June, at 7pm

Mid-Island Y JCC

45 Manetto Hill Road

Plainview, NY 11803

(516) 822 3535 x335

www.miyjcc.org

Director: Gayl Teller

Open Mike, Refreshments, $3 Donation

Join us for a memorable and stimulating evening with some very talented people!

All welcome!

Mid-Island Y JCC 2016-17

Poetry Reading Series

October 30, 2016

CAROLYN RAPHAEL

 

November 20, 2016

GEORGE HELD

 

December 11, 2016

CHRISTINA RAU

 

January 22, 2017

GEORGE GUIDA

 

February 26, 2017

MINDY KRONENBERG

 

March 19, 2017

ELLEN PICKUS

 

April 23, 2017

NASSAU COUNTY POET LAUEATE REVIEW POETS

 

May 14, 2017

FRAN CASTAN

 

June 4, 2017

Poetry Contest Winners:

Children, Teens, Adults

ALL HONORABLE MENTIONS

AND WINNERS READ

 

***SPECIAL EVENT***

          Was Held

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

"LUCK OF THE LAUREATES"

A historic reading of 7 LI Poets Laureate

David Axelrod

           Suffolk County Poet Laureate

Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan

           Suffolk County Poet Laureate

Linda Opyr

           Nassau County Poet Laureate

Ed Stever

           Suffolk County Poet Laureate

Gayl Teller

           Nassau County Poet Laureate

George Wallace

           Suffolk County Poet Laureate

Maxwell Corydon Wheat

           Nassau County Poet Laureate

  



Mid-Island Y JCC Poetry Contest

Judge--Gayl Teller

 

ADULTS: $5 PER POEM (MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO MID-ISLAND Y JCC). CASH PRIZES.

TEENS: NO FEE

CHILDREN: NO FEE

 

INCLUDE NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE, E-MAIL. TEENS AND CHILDREN INCLUDE AGE.

 

MAIL TO:

POETRY CONTEST

MID-ISLAND Y JCC

45 MANETTO HILL ROAD

PLAINVIEW, NY 11803

 

DEADLINE:  MAY 13

 

AWARDS AND READING: JUNE 5, 2016,  7PM

 

Mid-Island Y 2016 Poetry Winners

Adults:

1st Place--KAREN SCHULTE

2nd Place--SHARON ANDERSON

3rd Place--BONNIE ELLMAN

4th Place--DOREEN SPUNGIN

5th Place--ANNIE KARPENSTEIN

6th Place--LLOYD ABRAMS

 

Adults Honorable Mention:

SYBIL BANK, JOHN BRENNAN, ROSALIND BRENNER, PAULA CAMACHO, 

SHARON DOCKWEILER, SASHA ETTINGER, VALERIE GRIGGS, MAUREEN HADZICK-SPISAK,

JOAN HIGUCHI, MARVIN ILLMAN, MARIA MANOBIANCO, RIA MEADE, GEORGE NORTHRUP,

JOAN VULLO OBERGH, NARGES ROTHERMEL, JUDY TUREK, SHEILA ZIMMERMAN  

 

Teens:

1st Place--DANIELLA GRAFFEO

2nd Place--SEVINCH NOORI

3rd Place--GREGORY SILANO

4th Place--JOELLE GALATAN

5th Place--ALEXANDRA ISKHAKOV

 

Teens Honorable Mention:

SHANI KAHAN, JACKSON MAHER, CONNOR WILCKEN

 

Children:

1st Place--ELAINA VARIALE

2nd Place--MAGGIE STOLBERG

3rd Place--BRANDON MAOLA

 

Children Honorable Mention:

EITAN BEAULIEU, MATTHEW WALKER 

 

 

Mid-Island Y JCC 2011 Poetry Contest Winners

Judged by Gayl Teller--

Adults

First Place--Ria Meade

Second Place--Ed Stever

Third Place--Joan Higuchi & Sasha Ettinger

Fourth Place--Robert Harrison, Gloria Murray, & Judy Turek

 

Teens

First Place--Kelsey Weymouth-Little

Second Place--Tiara Carter

Third Place--Jaclyn Onufrey

Fourth Place--Bryanna Bardsley


Children

First Place--Matthew Schroh

Second Place--Meaghan Obergh

Third Place--Katherine Parente

Fourth Place--Michael Bock


 

 

 

2010 Winners       Adults

First Place--Gladys Henderson

Second Place--Paula Camacho

Third Place--Muriel Harris Weinstein

Fourth Place--Lisa James

Fifth Place--Marilyn Goldstein

Sixth Place--Lloyd Abrams

 

Adults--Honorable Mention

Monica Andermann, Sybil Bank, Lynn Cooper, Lillian Gordon,

Sylvia Harnick, Patrice Hasbrook, Joan Higuchi, Vicki Iorio,

Beverly Kotch, Patty Lane, Maria Manobianco, Gloria Murray,

George Northrup, Joan Vullo Obergh, Ellen Pickus, Lois Raiken,

Narges Rothermel, Joan Schaefer, Harriet Slaughter, Judy Turek

 

Teens

First Place--Jeena Moss

Second Place--Maureen Gavin

Third Place--Allison Shindler

Fourth Place--Emily Brandsdorfer

Fifth Place--Olivio Grillo

 

Teens--Honorable Mention

Grace Albert, Claire Halligan, Shannon O'Neil, Justine Re,

Ariel Sobel, Rebecca Sobel, William Stieglitz, Danielle Tralongo

 

Children--Poems of Distinction

Ashley Friedman, Kaitlyn Friedman, Meaghan Obergh










 




 


 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 


 

               


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