PREVIOUS EVENTS 2002 - 2004

2002

DECEMBER 2002:

Sunday, December 1, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Members' Christmas Show, Ocean County Artists' Guild, Ocean and Chestnut Avenues, Island Heights, 732-270-3111

Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

Friday, December 6, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

The Coffee House at Ocean County Artists' Guild, Ocean and Chestnut Avenues, Island Heights,

732-270-3111

Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Attending: Poetry editor of the new renaissance and author Frank Finale will be giving a poetry workshop. He will be available to sign books and talk with readers before and after the program.

Saturday, December 7, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Barnes & Nobel Booksellers, Eastgate Square, 1311 Nixon Drive, Moorestown, 856-608-1622

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books. Therese Halscheid, David Lubar, and Margaret Guthrie will be there to sign their books as well.

Friday, December 20, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Consumer Center, 310 Highway 36, West Long Branch, 732-237-0776

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet customers and sign books.

NOVEMBER 2002:

Thursday and Friday, November 7 and 8, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) Convention, New Atlantic City Convention Center in "Author's Alley," Hall C, Atlantic City. For more information about Author's Alley, please contact Judy Basa at 609-599-4561 ext. 2252

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, both days

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

Friday, November 29, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Sun Rose Books, 640 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, 609-399-9190

Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

Saturday, November 30, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Atlantic Book Shop, 500 Washington Street Mall, Cape May, 609-898-9694

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

 

OCTOBER 2002

Wednesday, October 2, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Consumer Center, 310 Highway 36, West Long Branch, 732-237-0776

Time: 6:30 PM

Attending: Educators' Night. Author Frank Finale will tell how the book was created and how it can be used in the classroom as a tool for teaching and inspiring children to create their own works. Later he will be available to meet readers and sign books.

Friday, October 4, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Manasquan River Group of Artists, at the Curtis House on Union Lane in Brielle, 732-892-5606

Time: 7:30 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will give a presentation on how To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II were created. He will also meet readers and sign books, including A Gull's Story.

 

Saturday, October 19, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Arts At The Atlantic, The Atlantic Hotel, Second and Atlantic Avenues, Spring Lake

Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books. There will be signed copies of A Gull's Story by artist Margie Moore. Other artists will be present.

Sunday and Monday, October 27 and 28, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

The annual conference of the Education Media Association of New Jersey (EMAnj) at the Cherry Hill Hilton, Cherry Hill, 973-669-5301 ext. 224 (after September 2)

Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, both days

Attending: Author Frank Finale will be part of an Authors' Alley. He will meet readers and sign books.

 

SEPTEMBER 2002:

Thursday, September 19, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story

Educators' Night. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Brick Plaza Shopping Center, Chambers Bridge Road at Brick Boulevard, Brick, 732-255-6600

Time: 6:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will tell how the book was created and how it can be used in the classroom as a tool for teaching and inspiring children to create their own works. Later he will be available to meet readers and sign books.

Saturday, September 21, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Toms River Branch (Main Library) of the Ocean County Library, Washington Street, Toms River, (732) 349-6200

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Apples and Authors: A New Jersey Festival of Reading.

At 10:30 AM, author Frank Finale will give a presentation and read to children from his new book, A Gull's Story. A short, fun activity to go along with the book will follow. He will be available to meet readers and sign books at the Authors' Alley from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Michael Capuzzo. author of Close to Shore, Steve Giegerich, author of Body of Knowledge, and Helen Chantal Pike, author of Greetings from New Jersey, A Postcard Tour of the Garden State are just a few of the many authors that will be attending.

Saturday & Sunday, September 28 & 29, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show in the Pinelands Regional Middle School on Nugentown Road (4th Avenue), Tuckerton, 732-506-9090

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on both days

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

AUGUST 2002:

Saturday, August 3, 2002:

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Waldenbooks, Christiana Mall, Newark, Delaware, (302) 456-1571

Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

and

Titles: A Gull's Story, To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 150 West Swedes Ford Road, Devon, PA, (610) 695-6600

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

Saturday, August 10, 2002:

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Landmark Books, Spring Lake, (732) 449-0804

Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale and "A Gull's Story" illustrator Margie Moore

Saturday, August 17, 2001:

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

B. Dalton Booksellers, Ocean County Mall, Hooper Avenue, Toms River, (732) 240-5441

Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

Saturday, August 31, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Favorite Things, 52 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, (732) 774-0230

Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale and featured artist, Theresa Troise Heidel, will sign books and meet readers.

JULY 2002:

 

Saturday, July 6, 2002:

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Waldenbooks, Ocean County Mall, Hooper Avenue, Toms River, (732) 240-5808

Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Title: Dick LaBonté, Paintings of the Jersey Shore and More

Anchor & Palette Gallery, Bay Head, (732) 892-7776

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Attending: Artist Dick LaBonté will meet readers and sign books.

 

Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Sun Rose Books, 640 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, (609) 399-9190

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

July 16, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1311 Nixon Drive, Eastgate Square, Moorestown, (856) 608-1622

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will read from "A Gull's Story," do an activity to go along with the book, and sign books.

 

Saturday, July 20, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Atlantic Book Shop, 500 Washington Street, Cape May, (609) 898-9694

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

Saturday, July 27, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Favorite Things, 52 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, (732) 774-0230

Time: 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale and artist Theresa Troise Heidel from To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3981 Highway 9, Freehold, (732) 409-2929

Time: 7:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will read from the book, A Gull's Story, and have an activity for kids to go along with the book.

 

JUNE 2002:

 

Saturday, June 1, 2002

Title: Dick LaBonté, Paintings of the Jersey Shore and More

Landmark Books, Spring Lake, (732) 449-0804

Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Attending: Artist Dick LaBonté will meet readers and sign books.

 

Saturday, June 1, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 765 Rt. 17 South, Paramus, 201-445-4589

Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will read "A Gull's Story" in the children's section, meet young readers, and sign books. Afterwards, he will meet and greet readers at the main entrance and sign books.

 

Saturday, June 8, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Barnegat Bay Festival, Berkeley Island County Park, Bayville. 732-506-5313.

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

and

Founders Day Celebration Parade, Downtown Toms River

Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Author Frank Finale will march in the Founders Day Celebration Parade in downtown Toms River. The theme this year is "The Good Life--America the Beautiful." Mr. Finale is being recognized as one of the "Community Champions" for being a presenter in the Young Authors' Conference 2002 and one of the Teachers of the Year 2002 for Toms River Regional Schools.

 

Sunday, June 9, 2002

Title: Dick LaBonté, Paintings of the Jersey Shore and More

Barnes & Noble, Brick, (732) 255-6600

Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Attending: Artist Dick LaBonté will meet readers and sign books.

Wednesday, June 26, 2002

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Ocean County Artist's Guild, Island Heights, (732) 270-311

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

 

MAY 2002:

 

Saturday, May 4, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

The Jolly Tar, Bay Head, (732) 892-0223

Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

During this event, Margie Moore's original art from the book "A Gull's Story" will be on display at the Anchor & Palette Gallery, Bay Head, (732) 892-7776. Both events are part of "Art Appreciation Weekend" in Bay Head.

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Berkeley Library, Bayville, (732) 269-4039

Time: 7:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

Saturday, May 11, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Thistledown Gallery, Spring Lake, (732) 974-0376

Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale and "A Gull's Story" illustrator Margie Moore

Saturday, May 25, 2002:

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Barnes & Noble, West Long Branch, (732) 542-8868

Time: 2:00 PM

Attending: author Frank Finale and "A Gull's Story" illustrator Margie Moore

APRIL 2002:

 

Sunday, April 14, 2002

BOOK PREMIER EVENT! 

Title: A Gull's Story

Barnes & Noble, Brick, (732) 255-6600

Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Attending: author Frank Finale and illustrator Margie Moore will meet readers and sign books

 

Sunday, April 21, 2002

BOOK PREMIER EVENT!

Title: Dick LaBonté, Paintings of the Jersey Shore and More

Anchor & Palette Gallery, Bay Head, (732) 892-7776

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Attending: Artist Dick LaBonté will meet readers and sign books

Sunday, April 28, 2002

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Barnes & Noble, Holmdel

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale and "A Gull's Story" illustrator Margie Moore

MARCH 2002:

 

Saturday, March 2, 2002

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Young Authors' Conference, Lacey Township High School, Forked River, (732) 458-7051

Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

Sunday, March 10, 2002

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Barnes & Noble, Livingston, (973) 535-9595

Time: 3:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

2003

DECEMBER 2003

 

Saturday, December 13, 2003

Title: Italian American Writers on New Jersey: An Anthology of Poetry and Prose (Rutgers University Press, 2003)

Italian Hours 2003 - 2004. Reading, book signing, and reception at the North Ward Cultural Center, 346 Mt. Prospect Avenue, Newark. Call 732-932-8793 for information about or directions to the event.

Time: 2:00 PM

Attending: The editors Jennifer Gillan, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, and Edvige Giunta will introduce the themes of the book followed by short readings by the contributors. Author Frank Finale will read "Summer Job," an essay appearing in "To The Shore Once More" which has been anthologized in this new book.

 

NOVEMBER 2003

 

Thursday, November 6 and Friday, November 7, 2003

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) Convention, New Atlantic City Convention Center in the "Author's Alley," Hall C, Atlantic City. For more information about Author's Alley, please contact Cindy Vannauker at 609-599-4561.

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, both days.

Attending: Author/Poet Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

Saturday, November 8, 2003

Title: Spring Lake, Revisited

The Essex & Sussex Hotel, Ocean Avenue, Spring Lake

Time: 4:30 PM

Attending: Author Patrick Smith gave an audio-visual presentation, signed books, and met readers. This was the premiere private event for this new book!

 

Sunday, November 9, 2003

Title: Spring Lake, Revisited

Landmark Books, 1201 Third Avenue, Spring Lake, (732) 449-0804

Time: 1:00 PM

Attending: Author Patrick Smith signed books and met readers. This was the premiere public event for this new book!

Friday, November 14, 2003

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Friends of Holmdel Library Bookfair at Barnes & Nobel Booksellers, 2134 Route 35 South, Holmdel, 732-275-0620

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

 

Saturday, November 15, 2003

Title: Spring Lake, Revisited

Barnes & Noble, Brick Plaza Shopping Center, Brick, (732) 255-6600

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Attending: Author Patrick Smith will sign books and meet readers.

Sunday, November 16 and Monday, November 17, 2003:

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

The 25th Annual Conference of the Education Media Association of New Jersey (EMAnj) at the Hilton East Brunswick, Three Tower Center Boulevard, East Brunswick, 732-828-2000.

Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, both days.

Attending: Author/Poet Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books. He will also be one of the presenters.

Monday, November 17, 2003

Title: Spring Lake, Revisited

Spring Lake Library, 1501 Main Street, Spring Lake, (732) 449-6654

Time: 7:30 PM

Attending: Author Patrick Smith will give an audio-visual presentation and then sign books and meet readers.

Friday, November 21, 2003

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Barnes & Nobel Booksellers, 1311 Nixon Dr., Eastgate Square, Moorestown, 856-608-1622

Time 7:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will read his essay "Summer Job" which was republished in the anthology Italian American Writers on New Jersey (Rutgers University Press, 2003). Call to find out what other poets and writers will be there to read from the anthology. Frank will be available after the reading to sign books and meet readers.

 

Tuesday, November 24, 2003

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Barnes & Nobel Booksellers, 200 West Route 70, Marlton, 856-596-7058

Time: 7:30 PM

Attending: Author/Poet Frank Finale will read some of his poems. An open mic for other poets will follow. Frank will be available to meet readers and sign books after the reading.

Friday, November 28, 2003

Title: To The Shore Once More

The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa's Arrival, Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, 732-899-2424

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will read a short Christmas essay, "The Legacy," from To The Shore Once More and Clement Moore's "The Night Before Christmas." Later, he will meet and greet people at The Book Bin, 725 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, 732-892-3456.

Saturday, November 29, 2003

Title: Spring Lake, Revisited

Thistledown Gallery, 1405-1 Third Avenue, Spring Lake, (732) 974-0376

Time: 1:00 PM

Attending: Author Patrick Smith will sign books and meet readers.

OCTOBER 2003

Tuesday, October 7, 2003

Titles : A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Writer's Ink, Red Bank Library, 25 West Front Street, Red Bank

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Attending: Author/Poet Frank Finale will give a poetry workshop for the poets published in the book "Monmouth County: A Poetic Portrait."

SEPTEMBER 2003

 

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Apples & Authors, A Festival of Reading at the Jackson Branch of the Ocean County County Library, 2 Jackson Drive, 732-928-4400

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Attending: Author/Poet Frank Finale will give a presentation on his shore books at the Music Stage from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. He will be available to talk with readers and sign books at the Author's Alley. Many other authors, including Carol Higgins-Clark, will also be attending.

 

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Seafood Festival, The Book Bin, 725 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, 732-892-3456

Time: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Attending: Author/Poet Frank Finale and Poet Ed Smith will take turns reading from their books at 4:30 PM. Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM, as well as after the readings.

 

Sunday, September 21, 2003

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

The Main Avenue Galleria, 57 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, 732-988-1002

Time 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

AUGUST 2003

 

Monday, August 11, 2003

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Howell Senior Social Club at the Clubhouse, in the Villages off Rt. 9, behind Wooley's Fishmarket. Open to all Howell residents. Contact person: Irene Warga, 732-431-9805.

Time: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will give a short presentation about his books and read a few selections from each. He will be available to meet readers and sign books afterwards.

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Literacy Summerfest: A Festival of Authors, Illustrators, and Poets; Middlesex County College, Edison. For more information on who will be there and times, go to www.literacysummerfest.org

Attending: Author Frank Finale will be giving two presentations on his shore books, telling how and why they were created, as well as reading some selections from each and relating how he has used them in the classroom.

Sunday, August 24, 2003

Title: Dick LaBonté, Paintings of the Jersey Shore and More

Anchor & Palette Gallery, 45 Mount Street, Bay Head, (732) 892-7776

Attending: Artist Dick LaBonte will meet readers and sign books. Also attending will be "BeachEtiquette" author Gina Yankowski.

JULY 2003

 

Saturday, July 19, 2003

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II and A Gull's Story

Favorite Things, 52 Main Street, Ocean Grove, 732-774-0230

Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale and featured artist, Theresa Troise Heidel, will meet readers and sign books.

Sunday, July 20, 2003

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Family Days and Book Fair at Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9, Cape May, 609-898-2300.

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will be available to meet readers and sign books. He will be in the tavern room of the Dennisville Inn.

MAY 2003

Saturday, May 3, 2003

Titles: A Gull's Story, To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II, and Dick LaBonte, Paintings of the Jersey Shore and More.

Brunch Cruise on the River Queen to benefit the Ocean County Historical Society. Sailing from Bogan's Brielle Basin, 800 Ashley Avenue, Brielle. Call Kim at 732-341-1880.

Time: Boarding at noon. Departs promptly at 12:30 PM. Returns 3:30 PM.

Attending: author Frank Finale, artist/author Dick La Bonte, and noted local artist Virginia Pearl. Silent Auction. Brunch buffet with open bar.

Thursday, May 8, 2003:

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Monmouth County Reading Council's spring event at Shadowbrook on Route 35 in Shrewsbury. Teachers will receive professional development hours for the event. The restaurant will provide a delicious buffet dinner. Call Natalie Smith to register, 732-367-1970.

Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will talk about how and why he writes his books and read a few selections from them. He will also tell how he has used them for teaching in the classroom. Frank will be available to meet readers and sign books after the event.

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Brielle Library, 610 South Street, Brielle, 732-223-0346

Time: 8:00 PM to 8:40 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will tell how his shore books were created and read some selections from each. Afterwards, he will meet readers and sign books. A reception with refreshments and food will follow.

APRIL 2003

Sunday, April 6, 2003

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

The 33rd annual Monmouth Festival of the Arts, 332 Hance Avenue, Tinton Falls, 732-747-8278

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will tell how his children's book, "A Gull's Story," was created, give a slide presentation, and read to the children from the book. A short, fun activity to go along with the book and a question and answer period will follow. He will be available to sign all of his books throughout the afternoon.

Sunday, April 6, 2003

Title: Dick LaBonté, Paintings of the Jersey Shore and More

Ocean County Artists' Guild, Ocean and Chestnut Avenues, Island Heights, 732-270-3111

Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Attending: artist/author Dick LaBonté

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Titles: A Gull's Story

Teachers Open House, Beach Reading for Kids, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 200 West Route 70, Marlton, 856-596-6881

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will be at one of the "Beach Reading for Kids" stations to meet teachers and sign books.

MARCH 2003:

Thursday, March 13, 2003:

Title: Dick LaBonté, Paintings of the Jersey Shore and More

Brielle Women's Club, Brielle

Time: noon

Attending: artist/author Dick LaBonté

 

Monday, March 24, 2003

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Island Heights Branch, Ocean County Library, Summit Avenue, Island Heights, 732-270-6266

Time: 7:30 PM to 8:10 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will tell about the creation of his books and read some selections from them. Afterwards, he will be available to meet readers and sign books.

FEBRUARY 2003

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More Volumes I & II

Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, 732-431-7220

Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will alternate with Ed Smith in reading love related writing. An open reading will follow. Mr. Finale will be available to sign books afterwards.

JANUARY 2003

Sunday, January 26, 2003

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Essex and Sussex, 700 Ocean Avenue, Spring Lake, 732-449-7000

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will tell about the creation of his books and read some selections from them. He will also be available to meet readers and sign books after the presentation (5:00 PM to 5:30 PM).

 

2004

DECEMBER 2004

Thursday and Friday, December 2 and 3, 2004

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

The 26th Annual Conference of the Education Media Association of New Jersey (EMAnj) at the Hilton East Brunswick, Three Tower Center Boulevard, East Brunswick, (732) 828-2000.

Times: Thursday: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM; Friday: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 to 5:00 PM.

Attending: Author/Poet Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

 

Saturday, December 4, 2004

 

SPECIAL TWO AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING EVENT!:

Titles: "Dick LaBonte, Paintings of the Jersey Shore & More" by Dick LaBonte and "Spring Lake, Revisited" by Patrick SmithWaldenbooks, in Ocean County Mall, Hooper Avenue, Toms River, (732) 240-5808 Time: 12:00 PMAttending: Authors Dick LaBonte and Patrick Smith will meet readers and sign books.

 

Saturday, December 4, 2004

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Winter Festival, Long Beach Island, 10th to 12th Street at the Ship Bottom boat ramp,

(609) 361-1668

Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

 

Sunday, December 5, 2004

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

La Sirena Antiques, 511 Bay Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 899-9303

Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale and artist Theresa Troise Heidel will meet readers and sign books and prints.

 

NOVEMER 2004

Thursday, November 4 and Friday, November 5, 2004

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) Convention, New Atlantic City Convention Center, in the "Author's Alley," Hall C, Atlantic City. For more information about Author's Alley, please contact Cindy Vannauker at (609) 599-4561 ext. 2263.

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, both days.

Attending: Author/Poet Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

 

OCTOBER 2004

Sunday, October 3, 2004

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Chowder Fest Weekend on LBI, Things A Drift, 406 Long Beach Boulevard, (609) 361-1668

Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

 

Saturday, October 9, 2004

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II and A Gull's Story

Harvest Festival, Favorite Things, 62 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, (732) 774-0230

Times: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale and artist Theresa Troise Heidel will meet readers and sign books and prints.

 

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, October 15, 16, & 17

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I and II

First Annual Long Branch Poetry Festival sponsored by the Long Branch Council of the Arts at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa, 1 Ocean Boulevard, Long Branch, 800-411-7321.

Times: For more information, email: poetfeast@Yahoo.com or call 732-229-3166.

Attending: Author/Poet Frank Finale will be one of many poets attending. Frank will be giving workshops and reading. There will be off-site readings, panel discussions, workshops, and tutorials. A few of the poets attending are: Renee Ashley, Emanuel di Pasquale, Maria Gillan, Madeline Tiger, Joe Weil, Laura Boss, BJ Ward, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Charles Johnson, Sander Zulauf, and others, along with Writer's Ink Poetry Group.

 

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I and II

Story Time at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Princeton, Route 1 South, Marketfair Mall, Princeton, (609) 716-1570

Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will read from A Gull's Story, meet readers, and sign books

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Title: Spring Lake, Revisited

Mantoloking Yacht Club Book Club, Labrador Lounge, 3581 Route 35 North, Normandy Beach (732) 830-5770

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Attending: Author Patrick Smith will give a presentation, sign books, and meet readers.

 

SEPTEMBER 2004

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

2004 Street Fair and Craft Show, Broad and Monmouth Streets, Red Bank, (908) 654-1400.

Times: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books along with Bernard A. Olson, an author of Civil War books.

 

Monday, September 20, 2004

Titles: Spring Lake, Revisited

The Ocean Grove Historical Society, at The Francis Asbury Manor, (732) 774-1316

Times: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Attending: Author Patrick Smith will give a presentation, sign books, and meet readers.

 

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Walt Whitman Poetry Festival, Ocean Grove Historical Society, Ocean Grove, (732) 774-1869.

Times: 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will read at 1:30 PM and be available to sign books and meet readers afterwards.

 

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Title: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Long Branch Historical Society, located in the Council Chambers in the Long Branch City Hall, 344 Broadway, Long Branch, (732) 229-9258

Time: 7:30 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will read from his books. After the reading, Frank will be available to sign books and meet readers.

 

AUGUST 2004

Saturday, August 14, 2004

 

Title: Spring Lake, Revisited

 

The Parker House, 1 Beacon Boulevard, Sea Girt, (732) 449-0442

 

Time: 12:30 PM

 

Attending: Author Patrick Smith will sign books and meet readers.

 

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Frappuccino Festival Special Event at Barnes & Nobel Booksellers, 1311 Nixon Dr., Eastgate Square, Moorestown, 856-608-1622

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books along with several other authors.

 

JULY 2004

Saturday, July 3, 2004:

Title: Spring Lake, Revisited

Landmark Books, 1201 Third Avenue, Spring Lake, (732) 449-0804

Time: 1:00 PM

Attending: Author Patrick Smith will sign books and meet readers.

Friday, July 9, 2004:

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4831 Route 9, Howell, (732) 730-2838

Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will read from A Gull's Story during "Storytime for Children." Afterwards, there will be a fun activity. Frank will meet readers and sign books.

 

Wednesday, July 21, 2004:

Title: A Gull's Story

Asbury Park Library Summer Reading Club, 500 First Avenue, Asbury Park, (732) 774-4221

Attending: Author Frank Finale will read from A Gull's Story and tell about how the book was created.

Thursday, July 22, 2004:

Title: Spring Lake, Revisited

The Parker House, 1 Beacon Boulevard, Sea Girt, (732) 449-0442

Time: 6:00 PM

Attending: Author Patrick Smith will sign books and meet readers.

Friday, July 23, 2004

Mantoloking Yacht Club

Bay & Downer Avenues, Mantoloking

Time: 6:00 PM

Attending: Author Patrick Smith will sign books and meet readers at this private event.

Saturday, July 24, 2004:

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

First Annual Read-a-thon, Berkeley Branch Library, 30 Station Road, Bayville, 732-269-2144

Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will read from his books about 1:30 PM for 30 minutes. He will meet readers and sign books afterwards. Call library for other readers attending.

JUNE 2004

Saturday, June 5, 2004

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes. I & II

8th Annual Barnegat Bay Festival, Berkeley Island County Park, Bayville. For more information, call 732-255-0472 or go to the web at www.bbep.org

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will be there to meet readers and sign books, along with local author Robert Jahn.

 

Thursday, June 10, 2004:

Title: Spring Lake, Revisited

Spring Lake Historical Society, at the Spring Lake Municipal Building, corner of Fifth and Warren Avenues, Second Floor, (732) 449-0772

Time: 7:30 PM

Attending: Author Patrick Smith will give a presentation, sign books, and meet readers.

MAY 2004

Wednesday, May 12, 2004:

Titles: Spring Lake, Revisited

The Bailey-Reed House, Squan Village Historical Society, 105 South Street, Manasquan,

(732) 223-6770

Time: 7:30 PM

Attending: Author Patrick Smith will give a presentation, sign books, and meet readers.

Monday, May 17, 2004:

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

The Ocean County Reading Council's Annual Spring Banquet at Vanity Fare on Route 70 East. For tickets and information call Katherine Midili at (732) 341-9120

Attending: Author/Poet Frank Finale will give a talk on the joy poetry and read some selections from his books.

 

Thursday, May 20, 2004:

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II and A Gull's Story

"Down Barnegat Bay Symposium" at the Point Pleasant Branch of the O.C. Library, 834 Beaver Dam Road, (732) 295-1555

Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Jersey Shore history will be featured at the "Down Barnegat Bay Symposium." Hosted by author Robert Jahn, the symposium includes slides, video, and special displays as well as a first-time-ever exhibit of several regional oil paintings by noted artist Gerard R. Hardenbergh from the private collection of Tom Van Nostrand. Antique duck and shorebird decoys and nautical artifacts are also featured, including Captain John Lott Dorsett's 1880 "Historical Cabinet Made from Pieces of 26 Shipwrecks" courtesy of F. Coleman Brice, on loan to Point Pleasant Historical Society. Folk-singer Valerie Vaughn will perform her original songs of the Jersey Shore. Mr. Jahn will present a slide-show based on his illustrated maritime history "Down Barnegat Bay: A Nor'easter Midnight Reader," which recently went into its fifth edition published by Plexus Publishing, Inc.

   Authors invited to participate in a Jersey Shore Book Festival include Frank Finale, "To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II" and "A Gull's Story"; Anne Benedict, "Mantoloking"; Patricia Burke, "Barnegat Bay Decoys and Gunning Clubs"; Robert Bennett, "The Surfpounders" and "Surfboats, Rockets & Carronades"; Gene Donatiello, "Brick Township"; Ferd Klebold, "Fish Pounds from Bay Head to Seaside'; and Jerry Woolley, "Point Pleasant". Regional cultural, environmental, and historical groups have been invited to participate. The symposium marks a return of Mr. Jahn's "Travelling Through Time" cultural multimedia series at Ocean County Library. "Times have changed and we're getting together again to remember our regional heritage," he said. The program is free and open to all. Advance registration is requested to reserve a seat. For further information contact the library at (732) 295-1555.

 

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Title: Spring Lake, Revisited

Spring Lake Bath & Tennis Club, Jersey Avenue, Spring Lake, 732-449-6400

Time: 11:00 AM. This is a private event for club members.

Attending: Author Patrick Smith will sign books and meet readers.

 

APRIL 2004

Wednesday, April 7, 2004

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Avenue, the Legal Studies Seminar/Lecture Room, IRC Rm. #235

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Attending: Author/Poet Frank Finale will read his poetry with prize-winning poet Emanuel di Pasquale and Daniel Zimmerman. Matthew Spano will share something about his work on haiku. All will be available to meet readers and sign books afterwards.

Thursday, April 8, 2004

Title: Italian American Writers on New Jersey

Point Pleasant Library, 834 Beaver Dam Road, Point Pleasant, 732-295-1555.

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Attending: Frank Finale, Ed Smith, and Sal Buttaci will read their work from the anthology edited by Maria Gillan. They will also read other work and have their books for sale after the reading.

Saturday, April 17, 2004

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II (in silent auction).

The New Renaissance 35th Anniversary Fundraising Gala at 630 Second Grand Ballroom, 630 2nd Avenue, NY, NY. Call Mal V. Hammond for details: 508-880-6079.

Time: 6:00 PM to 12:00 PM

Attending: Poetry Editor, Frank Finale, along with Louise T. Reynolds, Editor-in-Chief, and the staff of TNR. Cocktails and hors D'oeuvres: 6 PM; Dinner: 7:30 PM. Dancing, silent auction, readings. Frank will read three poems from past issues.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference

Ocean Place Hotel, Long Branch, 800-411-7321

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Attending: Author/Poet Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books at the Author's Alley.

MARCH 2004

Wednesday, March 10, 2004:

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Zeta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Society International, an honor society of women educators, at a private residence in Toms River.

Attending: Author Frank Finale will give a presentation about his books and how he came to write them. He will meet readers and sign books afterwards.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004:

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

34th Annual Monmouth Festival of the Arts, 332 Hance Avenue, Tinton Falls, 732-747-8278.

Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will give a presentation about his books. Afterwards he will meet readers and sign books.

 

FEBRUARY 2004

Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7, 2004:

Titles: A Gull's Story and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

New Jersey Reading Association Annual Conference at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel and Conference Center, Eatontown.

Time: For more information, please contact Dawn Guarneri, Conference Chair, 732-929-9565.

Attending: Author, Poet, and Educator Frank Finale will be one of the featured speakers.

 

 
 
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