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  •     Cynthia Carr, a New York City-based writer and cultural critic, will deliver a lecture at the Watermill Center today at 6:30 p.m. Titled “My Golden Age in Hell: Covering the ’80s East Village,” the talk will examine the performance art scene at artist-run clubs such as 8BC, WOW, and the Pyramid.

  •     The Hamptons International Film Festival’s Screenwriters Lab, now in its 13th year, will take place this weekend at the c/o The Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton.

        Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the workshop pairs established screenwriters, directors, and producers with those still emerging in the field for individualized mentoring sessions.

  •     Now that spring is here, Maryann Calendrille, your friendly neighborhood bookseller, is calling all scribes to consider planting seeds of writerly creativity in a six-week workshop. It starts next Thursday at 10 a.m. at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor.

        Dubbed Spring Ink, “the small-group workshop will focus on narrative prose. Readings, writing assignments, and constructive critique are part of the course work,” says a related mass email.

  •     The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column, of between 700 and 1,200 words, and of short fiction, between 1,000 and 2,000 words.
        Authors can either e-mail their pieces (in text or Word format) to, with “Fiction” or “Guestwords” in the subject line, or mail them, preferably on disk and saved in a text format, to The Star, Box 5002, East Hampton 11937.
        A very short biographical note should also be included.

  • Some 200 people gathered at the Hook Mill green in East Hampton Saturday afternoon for a rally to demand that PSEG Long Island bury high-voltage electrical transmission lines between East Hampton Village and Amagansett.
  • Amagansett

    A call came in to East Hampton Town police late Sunday morning reporting a white Toyota being driven erratically westbound on Montauk Highway. An East Hampton Village police officer spotted the car, parked outside Brent’s Deli. The Montauk woman behind the wheel told police she had been “involved in a little road rage with another vehicle because she passed him on the Napeague stretch.” The other car was long gone, police said.

  • At the Y

    Registration for spring sessions of the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s swim classes for kids will start on Monday, with classes scheduled to begin the week of April 21.


    Garden of Imagination

  • Priscilla Morgan, a theatrical agent who forged strong ties with East Hampton’s creative community during the many summers she spent here, died at home in Manhattan on Sunday. She was 94.

    Miss Morgan was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Oct. 10, 1919, to Henry Southmayd Morgan, an inventor and early protégé of Thomas Edison, and the former Marian Barradale. In 1932 the family moved to Manhattan, where she lived for the rest of her life.

  • Dorothy N. Harrington, a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor, died of cancer on Friday at Southampton Hospital. She was 93 and had been ill for the last six months.

    “She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother,”  her daughter, Marcia Scarlato of Sag Harbor, said.

  • Stanley Steckowski Jr. of Amagansett, who retired from his job with the East Hampton Town Sanitation Department in 1993, died on Friday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. He was 87 and had been ill with cancer for the past year.

    In retirement he enjoyed gardening, but his favorite pastime was fishing, and he loved spending time aboard his boat, his family said.

    Mr. Steckowski grew up in Sagaponack, where he was born on Nov. 25, 1926, to Stanley Steckowski and the former Mary Moreski.

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