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Most stories find closure with these two words, “the end.” However, with sequels, prequels, and new plots and scenarios for characters, “the end” may just be the beginning. Find out. Read storyteller Kenneth Gary’s Conversation now available at http://aaduna.org/conversations/
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I suspect the overwhelming majority of us grew up with having stories told or read to us when we were children. For those of us who are now parents, we routinely carried on this activity across family generations, from our children to their children - our grandchildren. And if we are blessed with acuity in advanced age, we continue to tell stories to our great, grandchildren and remind the generations before them, including ourselves, of stories buried in the recesses of memories. For most cultures, an oral tradition encompasses stories, tales, fables, family history and legacies, and chronicles our very existence. But, we rarely get a glimpse of whom and what situations is behind the storyteller…the motivations, learned wisdom and respect for elders. So without heralding the blasting of trumpets and ornate fanfares, I invite you to read my Conversation with Kenneth G. Gary starting on Friday, March 6 – March 13 at www.aaduna.org . Click on Conversations.
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Scott Laudati has a voracious appetite for weaving words into subtle forms, never lingering on or catering to artificiality or pretense. His “HAWAIIAN SHIRTS in the ELECTRIC CHAIR” erupts into a road trip through life where he masters love, despair, hopelessness, sentimentality, courage, and stark realities. Laudati’s poems slap you in the face with kid gloves and the emotional ambiance lingers in the corners of your consciousness, waiting for your re-assessment…. Scott Laudati, reads at aaduna fundraiser event May 18, 2014 An aaduna contributor and participant in last year’s “In the Spirit of the Harlem Renaissance” fundraiser at Bill’s Place in Harlem/NYC, Scott’s book of poems is now available on Amazon. amazon http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=scott+laudati free ebook http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/496531 youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKX29FQ34pA OR watch Scott RIGHT