Thursday, February 26, 2015

This is how he does it…!

Does what?




To whom?

Check out Ernest Williamson III’s Conversation. 

Right HERE:

The answers await….

Ernest Williamson III, PhD (photo provided)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Unique people make-up aaduna…

"The Classical Dancer," artist, Ernest Williamson III PhD

From submitters to contributors to staff to the readership, the aaduna community is comprised of people who go above and beyond, and continuously strive for being excellent in what they do.  This week, The Conversation series continues with another individual who exemplifies what is becoming the aaduna standard.

Starting on Thursday, February 26th, you will get to know Ernest Williamson III.

Conversations are more than just talk.  Check out the chat with Dr. Williamson and see for yourself starting on Thursday, February 26th through to March 5th.

In the meantime, enjoy Ernest's artwork currently featured in The Borders Gallery of aaduna's current issue:

Friday, February 20, 2015

Is bill berry out from the shadows?

Bill Berry, Jr. (Photo by Lisa Brennan)

aaduna publisher, bill berry prides himself on keeping aaduna contributors before the public’s eye, and not necessarily himself (even though aaduna Board members have told him that he is the “face” of the journal and needs to be more public.)  bill is even more reticent about reading his work in public so last night was a rare exception for him.  Though the weather was cold and dismal, bill wanted to help kick-off a new monthly open-mic series at an Auburn, NY venue.  And we have proof of this sighting!!!

(As published by photographer, Kevin Rivoli, The Post Standard Newspaper, Syracuse 2.19.2015) 


Bobbie Panek (photo by Lisa Brennan)
Local writer and poet, Bobbie Panek, read her work last night at Word. Theater Mack, and is  a featured poet in aaduna's current issue.  You can read Bobbie's work online right now at:

For the full story with photos by Kevin Rivoli - CLICK HERE 
Eileen McHugh, Executive Director

If you are in the area, and would like to find out more about Cayuga Museum/Theater Mack's  monthly (every 3rd Thursday) word event - CLICK HERE 

Please share with all your social media contacts to help build an audience for the "word." at Theater Mack! 

N.B. bill berry, originally from the Bronx, NY has resided in Auburn since 1997. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Pronounce it…ask-uh-roonz

Eavesdropping on a private conversation:
“That being said, Ascarrunz…is a Basque name, but I am not Basque.  My parents are from a small town in Iowa…I also have a sister-in-law who is from Morocco and is Muslim.  My nephews are mixed-race.  I really think that with my sons' generation, that does not mean the same thing.  Kids don't judge each other the same way we adults do.  My reality is very multi-cultural.”

Julie Ascarrunz, aaduna featured poet (photo provided)
Read more Julie Ascarrunz from her “Conversation,” February 18 – 25 at

You will enjoy!

Check out Julie's poetry published in aaduna's current issue:

Sunday, February 8, 2015

When is raw not enough?

My mother…had a VERY hard life when she was young.  She was on drugs and a prostitute and spent A LOT of time in prison for various crimes that range from murder to theft to federal forgery charges.  As far as my biological father, I was born in April and he was killed in a robbery attempt January of that same year.  All I know is that his name still rings bells throughout the toughest neighborhoods in Pittsburgh (They called him “Cigar”) and the story is he was a pimp, bootlegger and all around street dude. 

Raw...not when it is fiction; maybe when it is real, and even then....You decide.

This recollection is not fairytale, or a made for TV movie.  This is real life.  Are you ready for it?

A Conversation with Tearz.

Watch for the debut on February 10th…a different valentine! Click on “Conversations.”

Monday, February 2, 2015

Meet Jennifer...

Jennifer Wolfe (photo provided)

Get to know aaduna poet, Jennifer Wolfe right here right now in the latest conversation with publisher, Bill Berry Check it out!

Jennifer's poetry is published in aaduna's current issue: