Join us: JULY 11, 2020 11am-Noon for the next Poetry Reading


The Second Saturdays poetry series will be returning to historic All Souls Church on JULY 11th (11:00am to Noon).  To maintain “social distancing,” the program will be delivered virtually in an interactive forum via ZOOM.  The readings will be hosted by Suffolk County Poet Laureate Barbara Southard. Former Suffolk County Poet Laureate (2013-2015) Pramila Venkateswaran will be the featured poet.


Participants access the program through ZOOM link:


Pramila Venkateswaran is the co-director of Matwaala: South Asian Diaspora

Poetry Festival and author of Thirtha (Yuganta Press, 2002) Behind Dark Waters

(Plain View Press, 2008), Draw Me Inmost (Stockport Flats, 2009), Trace

(Finishing Line Press, 2011), Thirteen Days to Let Go (Aldrich Press, 2015), Slow

Ripening (Local Gems, 2016), and The Singer of Alleppey (Shanti Arts, 2018).

She has performed the poetry internationally, including at the Geraldine R. Dodge

Poetry Festival and the Festival Internacional De Poesia De Granada. An awardwinning

poet, she teaches English and Women’s Studies at Nassau Community

College, New York. Author of numerous essays on poetics as well as creative nonfiction,

she is also the 2011 Walt Whitman Birthplace Association Long Island Poet

of the Year.

An open-reading will follow the intermission; all are welcome to read their own

work or that of another. For more information, please call 631-655-7798.



August 10, 2019
Suffolk County Poet Laureate Barbara Southard hosted published poets Maria Manobianco and Paula Camacho August 10, 2019.
February 10, 2018
February 13, 2016
September 12, 2015
March 12, 2016
June 13, 2015
December 12, 2015
August 8, 2015
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