NEWSDAY COLUMNIST LANE FILLER AND OTHER WRITERS APPEARING AT
CINEMA ARTS CENTRE ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18 AT 4 PM
Long Island LitFest Presents an afternoon of essay readings by the writing group, Living, Out Loud: Writers Riff on Love, Sweat & Fears. This special event also features popular Newsday columnist Lane Filler, plus Rolling Stones memoirist Bill German, New York Times Modern Love writer Paula Ganzi Licata, former longtime Friars Club writer/author Barry Dougherty, Emmy Award winner Iyna Bort Caruso, Boston Globe essayist Robin Eileen Bernstein and Long Island LitFest founder Claudia Gryvatz Copquin. Each writer will take a turn at the microphone to read an original work. Audience Q&A follows. Tickets are $11 Cinema Arts Centre Members | $16 Public and available here.
Lane Filler is a columnist and editorial board member with Newsday. He won the Bastiat Prize in 2013, the same year the editorial project he led was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He has covered presidential elections for two decades. He was also a war correspondent embedded with elements of the Pennsylvania National Guard in Baghdad and Kuwait in 2004, which he says he found far more interesting than the thousands of sewer board, city council and school district meetings he has covered, not to mention the quilting bees, spelling bees and killer bee attacks. Now for Newsday he writes on national politics, education, business, economics and whatever is irritating him at the moment, which can be a monumental task. Filler, 47, is married and has one daughter.
Living, Out Loud is a group of accomplished authors, memoirists and essayists who travel to various venues throughout the tri-state area, reading their original works out loud to audiences.
Word Up: Long Island LitFest is the region’s first literary festival, now entering its fourth year. The full day of author readings, workshops and book signings takes place on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Long Island LitFest Presents produces single-author readings and book signings and other such events throughout the year.
The mission of Cinema Arts Centre is to bring the best in cinematic artistry to Long Island, and use the power of film to expand the awareness and consciousness of our community.
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