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November Workshop

Monday, November 2nd
7:30 - 11pm
Five Towns College
Room 217
Burrs Lane, Dix Hills, 11746 NY

Song of the Month:

For November 2015, the winner is a tie:

Blue Skies - Jim Pastor

Be The One - Robert Litera

Click here for previous winners

December Workshop

Monday, December 5th
7:30 - 11pm
Five Towns College
Room 217
Burrs Lane, Dix Hills, 11746 NY


The Island Songwriter Showcase (ISS) is a Long Island-based organization of songwriters, lyricists, and performers. We get together to share and develop our passion for the art and craft of songwriting. Our goal is become better songwriters and help others do the same.

Read about us here.

Membership is free, but if you’d like to make it official, our application form is here.


The ISS would like to thank and acknowledge the following organizations:

Five Towns College

Long Island Writers House


Nashville Songwriters Assoc. Intl.

Folk Music Society of Huntington



Nov 7, 2015 New Release by ISS Member Jim Pastor

Welcome To Purgatory

Available on Bandcamp

Visit Jim’s Website

Aug 1, 2015 ISS Members Suzanne Ernst and Walt Sargent gave a joint concert at the Long Island Writers House, in Huntington, New York. Attendence was excellent, especially considering Weird Al Yankovic was appearing the same night only a few blocks away at the Paramount Theater.

May 21 2015 Song Island founder (and ISS Member) Don Bracken presents ONE GUITAR at the Vail Leavitt Music Hall. Thirty Long Island songwriters come together for Maureens Haven (charity) to perform the debut ONE GUITAR Double CD.

Dec 19, 2014 ISS Member Mark Brendan Hussey releases his third CD, Iridescent Echos. Details coming soon at IridescentEchos.com. Mark’s music is melodic, philosophical, and has a quirky kind of humble greatness.

Dec 15, 2014 ISS Member Susan Davis releases her first CD, The Storm Is Over available on CDBaby. It may be her first CD, but it sounds amazing, very polished and gorgeous. Congratulations.

May 22, 2014 The ISS offers our warmest congratulations to Mel Glazer for being awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.) by Five Towns College on this, their 40th Commencement, May 24th 2014.

May 4, 2014 ISS Members will be presenting a showcase of songs about Long Island & Hurricane Sandy at the Bellmore Memorial Library. DOWNLOAD FLYER

March 27, 2014 Lois Morton won the MAC (Manhatten Arts Caberet) Revue Award for her incredible TWENTIETH CENTURY GIRL: THE LOIS MORTON SONGBOOK. Congratulations Lois! .

March 2014 WBAB host, Joe Rocker, interviews ISS Director, Walt Sargent for the radio program Plugged Into Long Island. Interview wlil be posted shortly.

Click here to go to the news archives.

Workshop Calendar


  • December 5th, Monday


  • Jan 4th, Monday
  • February 1st, Monday
  • March 7th, Monday
  • April 4th, Monday
  • May 2nd, Monday
  • June 6th, Monday

For a description, directions and the ISS Workshop Guide, please click here.

Bellmore Memorial Library Showcase

The ISS wishes to thank Estelle Henrich for producing the Bellmore Showcase series, and Mike Svezia for co-producing at least some of the time. We also wish to thank Patty Paris from the library for hosting, and thank Alice Hayden for the lovely flyers. We are also thankful to Jack Finkenberg, Jim Baron, Mike Christian and others who have provided sound reinforcement. A special thanks to Suzanne Ernst for supporting several performers with background vocals and guitar. Finally, we also want to thank all the songwriters for sharing their fine performances, authentic stories and musical gifts.

With Estelle’s retirement, the ISS looking for an event producer to run the series. Interested parties are invited to contact us.

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