An Italian-American woman residing in central NJ, Suzann Brucato has created a photo journal as a tribute to motherhood, family, and heritage. In this full-length collection of poems, Mrs. Brucato conveys the importance of family traditions as a contribution to ensuing generations. This collection of poems and photographs provides a depiction of the journey of a woman in the eyes of a child, spouse, parent, and grandparent. http://www.MatriarchJourney.com
"Without a doubt this book is one of the most touching
that I have ever read. It really touched my soul. It reminds me so much
of the traditions and love of my own family. A must read for anyone who
believes in the family unit and passing on the faith and beliefs to the younger
generation. Cheers to the author Suzann Brucato." Maryann
An Italian-American woman residing in central New
Jersey, Suzann Brucato has created a photo journal as
a tribute to motherhood, family, and heritage. This full-length
collection of poems conveys the importance of family traditions as a
contribution to ensuing generations.
U GALLERY & BOUTIQUE Friday October 12 - 7:30 pm - 80 Broad Street, Red Bank NJ Thursday October 18 - 7:30 pm – 179 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair NJ Free admission / Family-friendly event DESCRIPTION In recognition of Disability Awareness Month, U GALLERY & BOUTIQUE is hosting a poetry roundtable reading event to be held at their Red Bank and Montclair locations. The event is being curated by Suzann Brucato, author, Matriarch ~ A Journey Through Tradition. This event is open to published and unpublished poets of different abilities with a maximum of five poets to read at this event. Interested poets should send name, email address, and phone number with a PDF version of two sample poems, or copy of poems in body of the email, to TheFaceOfPoetry@mindspring.com (no other attachments will be accepted). Deadline for submissions is October 10, 2012. Not all poets who submit a sample poem will be included in this reading event. Themes are currently open and the event is family-friendly. With a planned two-hour event, each author may be able to read five to six poems, each poem not to be longer than one page in length.
U GALLERY & BOUTIQUE is a fully functional combination "Art
Space" and boutique. Unique
handcrafted jewelry and art pieces produced by our clients through the
Universal therapy programs are available for sale. Gallery U in Red Bank holds monthly group art
shows featuring local established and emerging artists. Our receptions are open to the public. We also feature music events, poetry readings,
film screenings, and more. Gallery U is
an extension of Universal Rehabilitation Institute, which services adults with
traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Gallery
U is a vocational training program whose goal is to introduce people with TBI
back into the workforce and community. Clients
at Universal Institute take part in all aspects of running Gallery U including
inventory, completing transactions, organizing new items, checking and
responding to emails, customer service, and more. At Gallery U, we strive to take an active
role in the Red Bank community by collaborating with local businesses,
non-profit organizations, schools, libraries, creative arts programs, community
programs, etc. If you are
interested in submitting artwork for consideration in an upcoming exhibit, or
if your group would like to collaborate with Gallery U, please contact Robert
Langdon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (732) 747-6696.
Suzann Brucato was born inUnion Cityand moved to Fords,New Jerseywhere she lived until she was married in 1990. She attendedRutgersUniversity and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English
fromMontclairStateUniversitywhere she graduated cum laude.
She and her husband Paul celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in
2010 and have two children, John and Maria.
With many years as a corporate business analyst and consultant, Suzann
became a small business owner in 2003.
In addition to enjoying gardening, photography, and painting, Suzann
finds writing to be her balance. Suzann
has published in many small press journals and anthologies, with Matriarch ~ A Journey Through Tradition
her first published full collection that conveys the importance of family
traditions as a contribution to ensuing generations. www.MatriarchJourney.com
When I was only ten, my father's mother passed away March 28th 1970, at 52 years old. She had originally developed breast cancer, which developed later into brain cancer. I have two very vivid memories with her. One, when I visited for a weekend, and she and I painted a cocktail platter; it had a black background with an outline of flowers, but it was not paint-by-number. They gave a photo with three or four suggested samples of what the finished platter could look like, and she and I seemed to spend hours painting that platter. Second, on another weekend I visited and slept over, I had been sitting literally at her feet when she sat in her reading chair where she beaded .... flowers .... small, intricate, decorative flowers. I sat in awe watching her thread and bead, not knowing what the end result would be, until she wired them all together. She was a seamstress by trade, but also a soulfully creative woman who shared so much with me before I was ten. I am saddened that I was not able to "grow-up" with her, but blessed to have know her and received her gifts, including our writing poetry together, or actually making it up while she was sitting next to me as I fell asleep in her home.