BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Rich Varney, Pat Lutkins and Roger McLeon read poems by Pablo Neruda at a Friday Night Dialogues in February, 2016.
BY VIRGINIA WALKER
Islander Richard Varney died on May 28 in the Kanas Hospice after a long battle with cancer. As he told his friends, he misjudged how much time he had left. In early May he and I were planning a summer relaunch of the Art Barnett Poetry Roundtable which meets Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in the Shelter Island Library.
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Runners in a previous Shelter Island 10K.
A round-up of activities and events on Shelter Island for the week of June 14, 2018.
COURTESY PHOTO Isabel Vincent’s book ‘Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship.’
Journalist Isabel Vincent’s well-received 2016 memoir, “Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship,” is being made into a movie starring British actor David Suchet, best known for playing Hercule Poirot for more than two decades. Suchet will play Edward, the 93-year-old widower whom Isabel met shortly after Edward’s wife of 69 years had died.
BY ELSIE MAE BRIGHAM
2Rs4Fun is a writing program for young students that takes place at the Shelter Island Library. During the school year, the program matches young students with adult mentors who help guide them in the writing process. The program, founded by retired teacher Mary Dwyer, culminates in the publication of a journal filled with the students’ writing and artwork. This piece, by Elsie Brigham, age 10, was shared with the Reporter courtesy of 2Rs4Fun mentor Roger McKeon. Elsie also created the accompanying illustration.
COURTESY PHOTO | Fiddle scholar Jeff Davis comes to Sylvester Manor on June 2 to talk about Long Island fiddle tunes.
LONG ISLAND FIDDLE TUNES
How did music and dance traditionally fit into Long Island farm communities? What did the old songs and tunes sound like, and how did barn dances knit together villagers and their farms? Renowned musician and scholar Jeff Davis will answer those questions at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm on Saturday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. (more…)