Hope to see you this Sunday, October 21st at the next Read650 event. The theme is “Hoildays” and I will be reading “The Turkey Shoot” a Thanksgiving story from my childhood.
It’s been awhile since I publicly read my short story “Crazy Joe” but the Italian American Writers Association 2nd Saturday open mic event at the Sidewalk Cafe on October 13th seemed like a good time to share how I learned to play Black Jack from Crazy Joe Gallo.
Join me next Saturday, October 13th at the Sidewalk Cafe on Avenue A in NYC for the IAWA (Italian American Writers Association) open mic. See you at 5:30pm.
Hard to tell but that’s me up on stage, returnign to my both my Italian and Greenwich Village roots, reading a story about growing up in Angelina’s Restaurant, at the IAWA (Italian American Writers Association) Saturday open mic at Cornelia Street Cafe.
I was honored to be invited to tell my story Finding YiaYia: A Greek Tragedy to the NYSJC – New York Service and Justice Collaborative Fellows, and run a storytelling workshop for them down at The Oaks The New Dawn Foundation in New Rochelle last night.
I am so fortunate to have been selected as a featured reader at the
650 event at New Rochelle Public Library,
where I read, “Angelina’s Restaurant was my Playground.”
I am a featured storyteller at…
The Best of 650 • 650 joins the fun at this year’s New Rochelle ArtsFest with a one-hour show featuring a roster of talented Westchester County writers. Join us to hear some of the finest five-minute spoken word essays of the year, and stick around for the wine and cheese reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public. SHOW DATE: 2:00 PM Sunday, October 8, 2017 • Pelham Art Center
Attending her first sleepover birthday party at age 10, Angela learns how to play blackjack from the infamous mobster “Crazy Joe” Gallo at 4 in the morning. [button link=”http://angeladerecastaylor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/crazy-joe-westchester-review-2011.pdf” type=”text”]Read Piece[/button]
When I was a little girl, growing up in NYC, I didn’t think I was allowed in the Waldorf=Astoria. I believed that it was a place only for famous or important people. So you might imagine how surreal it was for me to work there during my career in catering and event planning from 1996-2003. This photo was taken in the Silver Corridor when I was there last week for what may have been my final visit before this grand dame closes at the end of February. Feeling ?