• Symposia Community Events – April 2010

    Book Reading: “This is Weehawken” by Jack Shortt
    Thursday, April 8, 7-8.30 pm
    It is a true story about an Irish American young man and his family growing up in Weehawken 1927-1948.
    It follows the family through the good and hard times of The Great Depression and World War II.  It touches upon the rail yards in Weehawken and the boat traffic on the Hudson.  It also mentions Todd Shipyard in Hoboken, where many of the locals got jobs. There are many photos, reminiscent of a simpler time in Weehawken and of the service of many young men during World War II.
     Art Sale – Shelter Fundraiser
    Sunday, April  11, 1-4 pm
    Laura O’Brian, Hoboken resident, is hosting a sale of paintings, sketches and drawings done by herself. The proceeds from the event are going to support the Hoboken Shelter.
    Spoken Word Series – featuring Tom Plante followed by Open Mic
    Sunday, April 11, 3 pm
    Tax Talks: “Your tax questions answered”
    Sunday, April 11 , 7-8.30 pm
    Public Voice Salon
    Thursday, April 15, 7-8.30 pm
    Poetry/Short Fiction Reading
    Friday, April 16, 7.30 pm
     Join us for an evening celebrating DIY print from across the Hudson River! Welcome Eric Nelson, Andria Alefhia, Cassie J. Sneider, Gus Iverson and Veronica Liu as they read short segments of their work.
    Eric Nelson is author of the newly released short story collection “The Silk City Series” (Knickerbocker Circus Publishing) and has contributed to magazines and other publications. Andria Alefhi is editor of the female-run zine “We’ll Never Have Paris.” Cassie J. Sneider, Gus Iverson and Veronica Liu have written zines such as “Scrappy J,” and “ILOAN Books.”

    Children Story Hour

    With Kendra (Stevens Institute of Technology)
    Saturday, April 17, 3 pm

     Reading: “The Instigator” Magazine Contributors
    Sunday, April 18, 6-8 pm

     April 18th marks the first of many readings sponsored by New Jersey based literary magazine, The Instigator. Readers will be contributors to our first three issues, Robert Jason Clark, Julie Ellinger Hunt, Elizabeth Vosk, Angel Eduardo, Lisa Sofranko, and more TBA. Official website:

    The Art of Spiritual Dreaming

    Tuesday, April 20, 7 pm

    The purpose of this workshop is to offer spiritual exercises and insights that can assist anyone in gaining a greater ability to approach life from a spiritual perspective through an understanding of their dreams. It is based on the bookThe Art of Spiritual Dreaming by Harold Klemp, the spiritual leader of ECKANKAR.  He has written many books, discourses and articles about spirituality in everyday life with the purpose of helping people recognize and understand their own experiences in the Light and Sound of God.

    All the events are free; donations (money or books) are welcome.
    Location: Symposia Bookstore, 510 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
    For more information, call Carmen Rusu at 201-805-1739 or 201-963-0909 or email to www.books@symposia.us

    Symposia Events

    Public Voice Salon Series

    March 25,  April 15, May 20 and June 17, 2010  at 7 – 8.30 pm
    Hosted by John Bredin, professor, writer, activist.

    Symposia Welcomes the Public Voice Salon to Hoboken 

    • Please join us for the historic launch of this innovative new social project, begun in NYC in October of 2009, as it debuts on the Jersey side of the Hudson. Here we combine elements of the traditional salon, where talk of art, politics and personal stories mix like the ingredients of a flavorful stew, and link this with the notion of public voice: that in a healthy democracy the average citizen should be empowered to express their thoughts about the burning issues of the day—not just the talking heads. We also invite authors, artists, and activists to share their work with us, and help enrich our conversation.

      Tax Talks: Tax Changes, You, and Small Business

      March 26, 29, April 4 at 7 – 8.30 pm, 2010

      Free Community Event answering your tax questions.

      • Hosted by Symposia and H&R Block, Journal Square, Jersey City.

        Art Sale – Shelter Fundraiser

        April 11, 2010   – from 1 to 4 pm

        Laura O’Brian, Hoboken resident, is hosting a sale of paintings, sketches and drawings done by herself. The proceeds from the event are going to support the Hoboken Shelter.

        All events take place at Symposia Bookstore,
        510 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

        For more information call:

        Carmen Rusu
        201-805-1739
        books@symposia.us
        www.symposia.us

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