PREVIOUS BOOK SIGNINGS and EVENTS

2019

Wednesday

October 2, 2019

25th Anniversary Celebration

Title: The Broken Shore Literary Magazine

West End Arts Center, 132 West End Avenue, Long Branch

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM 

Attending: 25th Anniversary Celebration of The Broken Shore Literary Magazine. Featuring 25 poets, including Frank Finale and Emanuel di Pasquale, co-editors (along with Sander Zulauf) of “The Poets Of New Jersey.” Cover charge: $15.

Thursday

July 4, 2019  

Annual Pier Village Poetry Festival at OceanFest

Titles: The two poetry anthologies “The Poets Of New Jersey” and ”Palisades, Parkways & Pinelands”

Annual Pier Village Poetry Festival at OceanFest in Long Branch. The reading will take place at the gazebo in the middle of Pier Village, Ocean Avenue and Centennial Drive, Long Branch.

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM 

More than fifteen poets, many of which were published in the anthologies “The Poets Of New Jersey” and “Palisades, Parkways & Pinelands.” Featuring: Long Branch Poet Laureate Emanuel DiPasquale (co-editor of “The Poets Of New Jersey”), Congressman Frank Pallone, Mayor John Pallone, John Pallone, Jr., Susanna Rich, Mathew J. Spano, Tim Hack, Lady Shazam & The Boys, Jenny Brown, Gregg Brown, Charley Burns, Olivia Calabrese, Rachel Zimmerman, Daniel Zimmerman, Frank Finale, Frankie Valentino, Daniel Weeks, and Chelsea Palermo.  Long Branch's Annual OceanFest takes place along the oceanfront promenade and features vendors, bands, exhibits, food, and fireworks. 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM.  For more information: (732) 923-2044 or www.longbranch.org .

Friday

January 18, 2019

BOOK SIGNING EVENT!

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I, II & III; A Gull’s Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; The Poets of New Jersey

Leisure Knoll, Timberland Hall, 1 Buckingham Drive North, Manchester Township

Time: 7:00 PM 

Attending: Author Frank Finale will be interviewed and give a reading to the American Italian Club. Afterwards, he will meet readers and sign books. All of his titles will be available for purchase.

2018

Wednesday

November 7, 2018

Book Reading

Title: “More Challenges for the Delusional”

Stockton University Art Gallery, 101 Vera King Farris Drive Galloway

(Located adjacent to the Performing Arts Center. Park in lots 6 or 7.)

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Attending: A reading featuring contributors from the new book, “More Challenges for the Delusional,” an anthology of writing teacher Peter Murphy's quirky writing prompts and the works they inspired. Author Frank Finale will be reading his new essay from the anthology, "The Track.” Prior to the event will be a Writers’ Happy Hour at Gourmet Italian Cuisine & Pizzeria, 324 S. Pitney Road, Galloway from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Cash bar with small plates and dinner options. Writers and poets, please join us for an informal evening of socializing, networking, and drinks.

Reading: www.facebook.com/events/1938582116434992/

Writers’ Happy Hour: www.facebook.com/events/351999918888853/

Wednesday

September 26, 2018

Poetry Night

Titles: “The Poets of New Jersey”

Poetry Night, The West End Arts Center, 132 West End Avenue, Long Branch, (732) 229-3166

Time: 7:00 PM 

Attending: Readings from over 30 poets from across the country including Estelle Bajou, Carla Beuthe, Mark Brunetti, Jesse Burns, Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, Moorea Cioppa, Emanuel di Pasquale, Frank Finale, Anthony Gedell, Gregg Glory [Gregg G. Brown], Robert Goodman [S.R. Goodman], Evelyn Hampton, Flora T. Higgins, Carrie Hudak, Charles H. Johnson, Laine Sutton Johnson, Frank Kozusko, Lavinia Kumar, Nancy Lubarsky, Irene Maran, Susan Martin, H.A. Maxson, Derek Pollard, Susanna Rich, John Smith, Tony Tedesco, Karen Topham, John J. Trause, Frank J. Valentino, Daniel Weeks, Rosemary Wright, Ira Zapin, David Zimel, and Sander Zulauf. Tickets $15. includes a post-program reception with wine, soft drinks, and appetizers. Poetry Night is part of New Jersey Repertory Company’s West End Festival of the Arts, a ten-day cultural arts festival featuring 32 short play performances, art gallery show, photography exhibition, live music, and children's storytelling that celebrate “When the Circus Comes to Town!” and raising funds for NJ Rep’s West End Arts Center, serving the Long Branch Community.

Saturday

September 15, 2018

BOOK SIGNING EVENT!

Titles: “To The Shore Once More, Volume III,” and all books published by Jersey Shore Publications

41st Annual Festival Of The Sea, Arnold & Bay Avenues, downtown Point Pleasant Beach

Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Attending: Authors Frank Finale and Gordon Hesse will meet readers and sign books. All Jersey Shore Publications titles will be available at a special discount for the event. Speakers, demonstrations, games, food, and attractions for children and adults. Free admission.

Wednesday

August 15, 2018

Painted Poetry V

Titles: “To The Shore Once More”, Volumes I-III; “A Gull‘s Story”, Parts 1-3; “The Poets of New Jersey”

Painted Poetry V, Ocean County Library, Surf City Branch, 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City, (609) 494-2480

Time: Opening reception 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM; poetry reading and slide show 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM. 

Attending: 16 poets and 16 artists. Frank Finale will be one of 16 poets to read. Artwork and poems will be displayed from August 1 - 31.

Wednesday

July 4, 2018

Annual Pier Village Poetry Festival at Oceanfest

Titles: The two poetry anthologies “The Poets Of New Jersey” and "Palisades, Parkways & Pinelands”

Annual Pier Village Poetry Festival at OceanFest in Long Branch. The reading will take place at the gazebo in the middle of Pier Village, Ocean Avenue and Centennial Drive, Long Branch.

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Two hours and twenty poets, half of which were published in the anthologies “The Poets Of New Jersey “Palisades, Parkways & Pinelands.” Featuring: John Thomas Pallone, Daniel Weeks, Emily Vogel, Gregg Glory, Joe Weil, Frank Finale, Mathew Spano, Daniel Zimmerman, Frank Valentino, Jenny Stahl, and other poets. Organized by Emanuel di Pasquale, Poet Laureate of Long Branch and co-editor of “The Poets Of New Jersey” with the blessings of the mayor, the city council, and Chamber of Commerce. Long Branch's Annual OceanFest takes place along the oceanfront promenade and features vendors, bands, exhibits, food, and fireworks. 
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM.

For more information: (732) 923-2044 or www.longbranch.org.

2017

Saturday

October 14, 2017

Book Reading

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I-III; A Gull’s Story, Parts 1-3; The Poets of New Jersey;
Under a Gull’s Wing

The River Read Reading Series, Red Bank Public Library, 84 West Front Street, Red Bank, (732) 842-0690

Time: 11:00 AM

Attending: Frank Finale and Gretna Wilkinson will be the featured readers. An open reading will follow.

Tuesday

October 3, 2017

Poetry Night

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I-III; A Gull’s Story, Parts 1-3; The Poets of New Jersey;
Under a Gull’s Wing

The All About Eve Festival Of The Arts, New Jersey Reparatory Company, West End Arts Center, 132 West End Avenue, Long Branch. For details on events for the week of 10-1 - 10-8, call (732) 229-3166 or visit www.njrep.org

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Attending: Poetry Night. Poets include: Sharon Baller, David Briggs, Eloise Bruce, Joe Bisicchia, Gregg G. Brown, Warren Cooper, Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, Emanuel di Pasquale, Juditha Dowd, Frank Finale, Ellen Foos, Lois Marie Harrod, Penny Harter, Flora Higgins, Evelyn Hampton, Lainey Johnson, Victoria Kaloss, Charles H. Johnson, Lois LaPointe Kiely, Lynn Levin, Joanne Leva, Mihaela Moscaliuc, Judy Michaels, Bernadette McBride, Linda Muhlhausen, Susan Martin, Louis Nappen, Sharon Olson, Sue Sherrill, Hillary Ann Smith, Jennifer Stahl, Mathew Spano, Maxine Susman, Bob Rosenbloom, Karen Topham, Frank Valentino, Rosemary Wright, and Carol Wich. Tickets are $15.

Saturday

September 30

and Sunday

October 1, 2017

LBI Sea Glass & Art Festival

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I, II & III; A Gull’s Story, Parts 1-3: The Poets of New Jersey
Things A Drift, 406 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom (609) 361-1668

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale, several artists and writers, as well as a sea glass and fossil expert. A “conch blowing” world record attempt will be held. Sign up for this event is 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM.

Saturday

September 16, 2017

40th Annual Festival Of The Sea

Titles: All books published by Jersey Shore Publications

Arnold & Bay Avenues, downtown Point Pleasant Beach

Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Attending: All Jersey Shore Publications titles will be available at a special discount for the event. Artists, crafters, food, and more!

Sunday

September 10, 2017

“To The Shore Once More, Volume III”
BOOK SIGNING EVENT!

 

Titles: All books published by Jersey Shore Publications

Annual Beach Plum Festival, Island Beach State Park, at the first bathing pavilion (OBI).

For more information, please call (732) 793-0030 or visit www.thefriendsofislandbeach.org

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Attending: Authors Frank Finale and Gordon Hesse will meet readers and sign books. All Jersey Shore Publications titles will be available at a special discount for the event. Speakers, demonstrations, games, food, and attractions for children and adults. Free admission.

Wednesday

August 16, 2017

Painted Poetry IV

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I, II & III; A Gull’s Story, Parts 1-3: The Poets of New Jersey

Painted Poetry IV, Ocean County Library, Surf City Branch, 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City, (609) 494-2480

Time: Reception 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM; Poetry Reading and Slide Show, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Attending: 18 poets and 18 artists. Author Frank Finale will be one of the readers.

Monday

August 14, 2017

Jersey Shore Poets

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I, II & III; A Gull’s Story, Parts 1-3: The Poets of New Jersey

Jersey Shore Poets, Eatontown Public Library, 33 Broad Street, Eatontown, NJ, (732) 389-7665

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Attending: Author/Poet Frank Finale and Jersey Shore Poets. Frank will be giving a talk on “Critiquing Poems” and rest of the evening will be devoted to hearing and critiquing poems from members.

Tuesday

July 4, 2017

Annual Pier Village Poetry Festival at Oceanfest

Titles: The two poetry anthologies “The Poets Of New Jersey” and "Palisades, Parkways & Pinelands”

The reading will take place at the gazebo in the middle of Pier Village, Ocean Avenue and Centennial Drive, Long Branch.

Time:  10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Two hours and twenty poets, half of which were published in the anthologies “The Poets Of New Jersey and "Palisades, Parkways & Pinelands.” Featuring: John Thomas Pallone, Daniel Weeks, Emily Vogel, Sander Zulauf, Gregg Glory, Joe Weil, Frank Finale, Mathew Spano, Daniel Zimmerman, Frank Valentino, Sharon Baller, Linda Muhlhausen, Susannah Rich, Jenny Stahl, and other poets. Organized by Emanuel di Pasquale, Poet Laureate of Long Branch and co-editor of “The Poets Of New Jersey” with the blessings of the mayor, the city council, and Chamber of Commerce. Long Branch's Annual OceanFest takes place along the oceanfront promenade and features vendors, bands, exhibits, food, and fireworks. 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM.

For more information: (732) 923-2044 or www.longbranch.org.

Tuesday

June 13, 2017

BOOK SIGNING EVENT!

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I, II & III; A Gull's Story, Parts 1-3: The Poets of New Jersey

Leisure Knoll, Manchester Township

Time:  7:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will be giving a reading to the American Irish Club. Afterwords, he will meet readers and sign books. All of his titles will be available for purchase.

Sunday

May 7, 2017

Joe Salerno Memorial Poetry Reading

 

Titles: The Poets of New Jersey

Paper Mill Playhouse (Carriage House), 22  Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ 07041. 

Questions contact msalerno@gmail.com 

Time: Reading 3:00 - 4:30 PM and Reception 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Attending: Emanuel Di Pasquale, Frank Finale, Joe Weil, and Sander Zulauf will be among some of the poets reading Joe Salerno's poems.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Please RSVP at http://joesalernopoetry.evenbrite.com

Thursday

March 9, 2017

BOOK SIGNING EVENT!

 

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I, II & III; A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; The Poets of New Jersey

Ocean County Historical Society, 26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River, (732) 341-1880

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Attending: Alpha Delta Kappa sorority dinner and social. Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

2016

Tuesday

December 6, 2016

“To The Shore Once More, Volume III”
BOOK SIGNING EVENT!

 

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I, II & III; A Gull's Story, Parts 1-3; The Poets of New Jersey

Ocean County Library, Lacey Township Branch, 10 E. Lacey Road, Forked River, (609) 693-8566

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM 

Attending: Author Frank Finale will read a few selections from the book and tell about its creation. Afterward, he will meet readers and sign books. All of his titles will be available for purchase.

Monday

December 2, 2016

“To The Shore Once More, Volume III”
BOOK SIGNING EVENT!

 

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I, II & III; A Gull's Story, Parts 1-3; The Poets of New Jersey

Ocean County Library, Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive, Manchester Township,
(732) 657-7600

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 

Attending: Author Frank Finale will read a few selections from the book and tell about its creation. Afterward, he will meet readers and sign books. All of his titles will be available for purchase.

Saturday

November 26, 2016

Thursday

November 17

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1-3

Early Childhood Center, 11 Memorial Drive, Neptune, (732) 776-2200, ext. 3004

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Attending: American Education Week - Author Frank Finale will present to 140 pre-school children a slide show of his book “A Gull's Story, Part 2 - Counting at the Shore.” All three books will be available for purchase after the show.

“To The Shore Once More, Volume III”
BOOK SIGNING EVENT!

 

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I, II & III; A Gull's Story, Parts 1-3; The Poets of New Jersey

Booktowne, 171 Main Street, Manasquan, (732) 722-7255

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 

Attending:Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books at this book signing event for his new book ”To The Shore Once More, Volume III.”

Thursday

November 10, and

Friday

November 11, 2016

New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) Convention

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I, II & III; A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; and The Poets of New Jersey

New Atlantic City Convention Center, in the "Authors' Alley," Hall D, Atlantic City. 
For more information about Authors' Alley, please call (609) 599-4561.

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

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

Thursday

October 6, 2016

Montclair Monthly Poetry Series

Titles: Palisades, Parkways & Pinelands. An anthology of contemporary New Jersey Poets

Montclair Public Library (Auditorium), 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

Attending:  Laura Boss, Emanuel di Pasquale (editor), Gregg Glory (Gregg G. Brown) (editor), Frank Finale, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Matthew Spano, Daniel Weeks, Dan Zimmerman.  Open Reading ends the program.

Saturday

October 1, and

Sunday

October 2, 2016

Long Beach Island Sea Glass & Art Festival

 

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I, II & II; A Gull's Story, Parts 1-3; The Poets of New Jersey

Long Beach Island Sea Glass & Art Festival, Things A Drift, 409 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom, (609) 361-1668

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Attending:  Author Frank Finale, several artists and writers, as well as a sea glass and fossil experts. A "conch blowing" world record attempt will be held. Sign up for this event is 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM.

Sunday

September 11, 2016

“To The Shore Once More, Volume III”
BOOK SIGNING EVENT!

 

Titles: All books published by Jersey Shore Publications

Annual Beach Plum Festival, Island Beach State Park, at the first bathing pavilion (OBI).

For more information, please call (732) 793-0030 or visit www.thefriendsofislandbeach.org

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Attending:  Poet/Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books. All Jersey Shore Publications titles will be available at a special discount for the event. Speakers, demonstrations, games, food, and attractions for children and adults. Free admission.

Monday

August 8, 2016

“To The Shore Once More, Volume III”
BOOK SIGNING EVENT!

 

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I, II & III; A Gull's Story, Parts 1-3; The Poets of New Jersey

Painted Poetry III, Ocean County Library, LBI Branch, 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City,

(609) 494-2480

Time: Reception 6-7 PM, Poetry Reading and Slide Show, 7-8 PM

Attending:  15 poets and 15 artists. Author Frank Finale will be one of the readers.

Saturday

July 30, 2016

Sunday

July 24, 2016

“To The Shore Once More, Volume III”
BOOK SIGNING EVENT!

 

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I, II & III; A Gull's Story, Parts 1-3; The Poets of New Jersey

Jersey Shore Moments Fine Art Gallery, 209 State Highway 71, Manasquan, (732) 223-1334

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Attending:  Author Frank Finale and book cover artist Ann Hayes, as well as book artists June Coles, Theresa Troise Heidel, Linda Hejduk, Mona Kirk, Margie Moore and Anne LaBonté Neff (daughter of Dick LaBonté) will meet readers and sign books.

“To The Shore Once More, Volume III”
BOOK SIGNING EVENT!

 

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I, II & III; A Gull's Story, Parts 1-3; The Poets of New Jersey

At two stores, side-by-side!
River Road Books, 759 River Road, Fair Haven, (732) 747-9455 and
Veranda Fine Art & Gift Gallery, 763 River Road, Fair Haven, (732) 933-4747

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Attending:  Author Frank Finale and artist Judy Stach will meet readers and sign books at this combination Book Signing (for the new book "To The Shore Once More, Volume III") and Artist's Exhibiton for Judy Stach's newest artwork!

Saturday

July 16, 2016

“To The Shore Once More, Volume III”
BOOK SIGNING EVENT!

 

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I, II & III; A Gull's Story, Parts 1-3; The Poets of New Jersey

Frederick Galleries, 1405-1 Third Avenue, Spring Lake, (732) 974-0376

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Attending:  Author Frank Finale and artist Judy Stach will meet readers and sign books at this combination Book Signing (for the new book "To The Shore Once More, Volume III") and Opening Reception for Judy Stach's newest artwork exhibition! Also attending will be book artists Alexis Cuozzo Herman, Margie Moore, and
Sue T. Oliver.

Thursday

July 14, 2016

“To The Shore Once More, Volume III”
BOOK SIGNING EVENT!

 

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I, II & III; A Gull's Story, Parts 1-3; The Poets of New Jersey

Things A Drift, 406 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, (609) 361-1668

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Attending:  Frank Finale, Richard Morgan, Guy Fleming. Each author will read from their latest book. Susan Spicer-McGarry and Sara Caruso will be there with sea glass jewelry. Rum cake tastings and sea glass fruit punch served.

Saturday

July 9, 2016

“To The Shore Once More, Volume III”
BOOK SIGNING EVENT!

 

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I, II & III; A Gull's Story, Parts 1-3; The Poets of New Jersey

The Jolly Tar, 56 Bridge Avenue, Bay Head, (732) 892-0223

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Attending:  Author Frank Finale and book cover artist Ann Hayes, as well as book artists Linda Hejduk,
Mary Jo Austin, and Anne LaBonté Neff (daughter of Dick LaBonté) will meet readers and sign books.

Saturday & Sunday

June 25 & 26, 2016

Saturday 

June 18, 2016

“To The Shore Once More, Volume III”
BOOK SIGNING EVENT!

 

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I, II & III; A Gull's Story, Parts 1-3; The Poets of New Jersey

11th Annual LBI Artist Open Studio & Gallery Tour

Things A Drift, 406 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, (609) 361-1668

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Attending:  Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books at this book signing event for his new book "To The Shore Once More, Volume III." Several LBI artists will also be there displaying their works.

“To The Shore Once More, Volume III”
BOOK SIGNING EVENT!

 

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I, II & III; A Gull's Story, Parts 1-3; The Poets of New Jersey

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

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale and book cover artist Ann Hayes, as well as book artists Mary Jo Austin, Rosemary Glass, Sheila Mickle Soyster, and Katie Stacy will meet readers and sign books. Frank will also read an essay and poem from the book and answer a few questions.

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