Castan & Canio: A September Reading

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(This event will take place in the Meeting Room only in the event of inclement weather, otherwise it will take place in our Greenspace.)

Join us in our Library Greenspace for a September reading by two Long Island literary figures.

Named The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association’s Long Island Poet of the Year 2013, Fran Castan has also received The U.K.’s 2021 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine, The Poetry Society of America’s Lucille Medwick Award, and a MacDowell Fellowship. Fran will be reading new poems as well as poems from The Widow’s Quilt and Venice: City That Paints Itself, a collection of her poems and the paintings of her late husband, Lew Zacks.

Canio Pavone is the founding owner of “Canio’s,” the fabled bookstore in Sag Harbor.  From the first reading by Nelson Algren in 1980 to the annual marathon reading of Moby Dick, Canio’s Books has been a literary center for eminent and emerging artists. Canio will be reading his own translations of the Italian poet Lalla Romano and excerpts from his memoir in progress. 

Please bring your lawn chair.