Photos by Gordon Gilbert, Jr.
Brendan Costello, Jr., noting the 50th Anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ album Abbey Road, opened the first October IAW&A Salon by asking us to sing “Come Together.” Brendan, an IAW&A Board Member and creative writing teacher at City College, gathered wonderful poets and storytellers and comic performers at the Studio at Symphony Space. And our host kept those Beatles’ references coming all night.
(A friendly reminder from Sarah: no jeans, no sneakers, dress to impress)
Poet Marcia B. Loughran, a welcome presence at the Salon, read her tribute to fall, describing it as “long goodbye” in “Autumn Sonata.” Her worried poem about climate change, “Road Trip: Human Race to Extinction,” says “…the moon conspires a revolution with the sea…” Marcia’s third poem, about death, she says, introduced the crowd to columbariums.