The first ever Literary Arts Festival held on the peninsula drew large crowds to Fort Tilden on Sunday. The event, sponsored by the Rockaway Music And Arts Council, along with the Rockaway Artists Alliance, the Rockaway Theatre Company and Gateway National Recreation Area, brought local authors, publishers, movie-makers and would-be authors together for a day of workshops, film, music and presentations. Pictured, RMAC officials at the book selling area. From left, Wave columnist and author Emil Lucev, noted cookbook author Arthur Schwartz, RMAC officers Judy Yaeger, Marvin Eisenstadt, Shirley Golub, Barbara Eisenstadt and Sharon Gabriel.
|Large crowds attended the seminars and workshops. The Screenwriting Symposium, held in the Post Theatre, also drew large crowds to view works by Rockaway filmmakers and those featuring Rockaway. Local author Thomas O'Callaghan talks with his agent at the book sale. He is the author of two thrillers. Local author Kenny Hogan, who writes books about baseball history, with some of his works. One of the well-attended seminars was on "Women in Literature," moderated by Debbi Honoro, left. Other panelists included Ellen Meister, Carol Hoenig, Debra Borden, Ellen Shanman and Bibi Wein. A reader browses at the book sale. The works of a number of local authors were on sale, along with other books of local interest. RMAC officials said that the day was very successful. |