April 3, 2013
Fitting In: A Series on Diversity on Long Island
Thanks to a generous grant from the SUNY Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Long Island Center will be sponsoring a year long series of activities exploring the diversity of Long Island. The series is designed to bring together students, staff, alumni and community members, including those from other SUNY campuses, to share ideas, perspectives and thoughts about living in the increasingly diverse communities on Long Island.
Remaining Spring Events
All events are free.
April 20, 2013 from 1 - 4 p.m.
Colorful Words: Celebrating the Legacy of Long Island Poetry
Lloyd Manor House, Lloyd Harbor
Join us for a poetry reading in honor of Jupiter Hammon, the first African American to publish poetry in the U.S.
- Mindy Kronenberg, award-winning poet and author, is a mentor in writing, literature and the Arts at the Long Island Center.
- Ed Stever ’94, ’00, distinguished alumnus and poet laureate of Suffolk County, has published two collections of poetry. Known for his poetry performance, he has written and performed in dozens of plays, many of which he directed.
- Pramila Venkateswaran, who has published widely in the U.S., Canada and India, is the author of “Trace,” “Draw Me Inmost,” “Behind Dark Waters” and “Thirtha.” Among her many accolades is the 2011 Walt Whitman Poet of the Year award.
- Michelle Whittaker, poet, composer and pianist, is the recipient of a 2009 Jody Donohue Poetry Prize, a Pushcart Prize special mention and a Cave Canem fellowship.