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On June 9, 7 PM, the Shelter Island Library presents the Fifth Annual Richard Varney Memorial Poetry Reading, which will feature three island authors:  Yvonne Korshak, a novelist, Lila Zemborain, a poet, and the host, Virginia Walker, a poet.

The writers will read from their own works in the first part of the program. Then Walker will explain who Richard Varney was and why the Shelter Island Library has a poetry collection in his name. In the second part of the program, the three writers will read favorite poems from the Richard Varney Poetry Collection.

Yvonne Korshak, a professor of Art History at Adelphi University, is the author of Pericles and Aspacia; Lila Zemborain, born in Argentina, a professor of Creative Writing in Spanish at New York University, is the author of Matrix Lux; Virginia Walker, a retired professor of English at Dowling College and Suffolk County Community College, is the co-author of Neuron Mirror (along with Michael Walsh).

This is not a zoom program. Attend in person. Learn about the Golden Age of Greece, hear poems of survival/enlightenment and poems of Shelter Island. Listen to authors read poems from Sappho to Shelley and more.



Virginia Walker

631 749-2394

[email protected]