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Puffin Cultural Forum



Free River Writing Workshop with Robert Wolf

February 1, 2, 3 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Renowned author and writing instructor Robert Wolf will lead a special 3-day writing workshop for people from all walks of life. The author of An American Mosaic and Jump Start: How to Write from Everyday Life, Mr. Wolf has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He has led workshops around the country - with farmers and city-dwellers alike- demonstrating that if you can tell a story, you can write one, too. Limited enrollment. Call for reservations. Free.

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Author/Interview featuring Robert Wolf

Sunday, February 3, 7:30 p.m.

The author of An American Mosaic: Prose and Poetry from Everyday Folk (Oxford University Press) will discuss this collection with interviewer Dr. Joe Chuman of Bergen Ethical Culture. Free.


Jam Sessions at the Puffin

Friday, February 15, 8:00 p.m.

Led by the Calvin Hill Trio.

$2.00 for musicians/vocalists; $5.00 audience

Now you've got a good reason to practice…

Toxic Landscapes Eco-Arts Roundtable

Sunday, February 17, 2:00 p.m.

An open forum with presentations by artists participating in the Toxic Landscapes exhibition now on view at the Cultural Forum. This powerful show highlights the work of environmentalists who have used art to make important statements about the state of our earth and our relationship to it. Come and participate in a discussion of their work. Free.

G.W.: The Man, the Moment, the Bridge.
A President's Day Conversation with Marv Kitman

Wednesday, February 20, 7:30 p.m.

A wry look at our presidential legacy - from the original G.W. to the current incarnation with Marv Kitman, columnist for Newsday.
$5.00 donation.

The Witness Tree

Presenting poetry spoken word and new songwriting.

Friday, February 22, 8:00 p.m.

Featuring poet, storyteller, and performing artist Gha’il Rhodes Benjamin.
Followed by an open mike.
$5.00 suggested donation.

Three Views: A Dramatic Performance from the Selected Poems of Langston Hughes

Saturday, February 23, 8:00 p.m.

Actor and spoken word artist Gary Edison and violinist Diane Montalbine create the music and mood of the Harlem Renaissance with the poetry of Langston Hughes. $5.00 suggested donation.

EngleWinds: Music of the Meadowlands

Sunday, February 24, 2:00 p.m.

New compositions by EngleWinds Chamber Ensemble: Sarah Davol (oboe), Marcia Hankle (flute), R.J. Kelley (horn), Atsuko Sato (bassoon), Alan Farnham (piano). Sponsored in part by Meet the Composer.
$5.00 suggested donation.

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