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Library presents a "Writer's Forum" And a special "Latin American" program
Press Release 8/2/2000

The Newark Public Library will hold a TheatreWorksUSA dual presentation of the program "Felix Pitre's Stories and Songs of Latin America" at the main library and at the North End branch library on August 10. The artist will offer a taste of Latin America through stories, songs, instruments and language. The main library (5 Washington Street) program begins at 11am in Centennial Hall; the North End branch library (722 Summer Avenue) program begins at 2pm. This free program, which is ideal for the entire family, is funded by the Prudential Foundation.

For more information about this Latin American celebration, please call Michele Cappetta at 733-5642 or the North End Branch at 733-7766.

The library is also presenting a unique writer's forum, sponsored by the library's Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society, on Saturday, August 12. It will be held in Centennial Hall of the main library, 5 Washington Street, beginning 10:30am.

Entitled "The Handwriting on the Wall," the program is a writer's interpretation of this phrase. Speakers will discuss the state of the art today and present their interpretation of the writer's responsibility in the creative process. Invited speakers include such noted local artists as Amina Baraka, Barbara Delaney, Zayid Mohammad, Michael Robinson, Bonita Thompson, Leonard Prentice and James Orange. For information about this extraordinary Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society program, call the library's Program Hotline at 733-5643, or consult the library's home page: www.npl.org.


 

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