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A World of Windy & Wild Weather! – Youth Workshop

April 11, 2022 @ 9:00 am - April 15, 2022 @ 2:30 pm

(Taught by Bertha Rogers) – Ages 6 – 14: 9 am – 2:30 pm, 5 days – Kids will learn about local, national, and international weather and changes in the weather. They will write poems and stories and riddles and build dioramas, sculptures, and artist books. On Friday at 1 pm, the kids will present an exhibit of their completed projects and read from their work for parents and guardians.
The In-Person Workshops take place from 9 am – 2:30 pm at Bright Hill Literary Center’s Education Wing, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY. Space is limited, so early registration is advised. (Spring registration begins Feb. 7 with a final deadline of Feb. 28; summer registration begins April 1with a final deadline of April 28). Bright Hill will provide morning and afternoon snacks, but kids should bring their own bag lunches. Children must wear masks indoors as per current New York State guidelines and regulations – they will be socially distanced during workshops. Children ages 6 – 14 (first grade through 8th grade) are welcome. The workshops are designed and led by Bertha Rogers, master teaching artist and founding director of Bright Hill. The fee for each five-day workshop is valued at $250, but cost to tri-county area residents is only $160 thanks to generous support of our funders. Full and partial scholarships are available to permanent residents of Delaware and Otsego Counties (Delaware Academy/Delhi Central School students receive full scholarships, thanks to Abraham Kellogg Educational Fund). All of Bertha Rogers’s-led Bright Hill Literary Workshops for Kids include writing and visual arts and incorporate science and math for projects; we believe in STEAM.
Bertha Rogers co-founded with Ernest M. Fishman Bright Hill Press & Literary Center in 1992 and the Bright Hill Literary Workshops for Kids Program in 1993. A Master Teaching Artist, Rogers has presented programs in schools, libraries, and community venues since 1975, including NYC’s Teachers & Writers Collaborative and the Catskills DCMO and ONC BOCES Arts in Education Program. Rogers has served as judge for local, regional, and NY state NEA Poetry Out Loud Contests and is a member of the selection committee for the NY Writers Hall of Fame. Each BH Literary Workshop for Kids program includes 5 intensive days that begin at 9 am and end at 2:30 pm; after lunch on the last day, the kids present their poems and/or riddles in the Bright Hill Library to an audience of family and friends, after which they exhibit their completed projects in the Education Wing. During each day’s session, the big kids and interns work with the younger kids as they write their poems, riddles, stories, and essays, and as they complete their visual works: artist books, papier mache sculptures, and performance pieces. Rogers, a poet and visual artist, has been awarded residency fellowships to artist colonies, among them MacDowell, Millay, Saltonstall, and Hawthornden Intl’l Writing Retreat in Scotland. Her visual works have been shown in hundreds of juried and solo exhibits throughout the US and Europe and are collected in the Harry Ransom Archive at the University of Texas. Rogers’s poems appear in journals and anthologies and the collections Wild, Again (Salmon, 2019); Heart Turned Back (Salmon, 2010); Even the Hemlock (Six Swans, 2005); The Fourth Beast (Snark, 2004); A House of Corners (Three Conditions, 2000); Sleeper, You Wake (Mellen, 1991); and What Want Brings: New & Selected Poems (Salmon, 2022). Her translation of Beowulf, the Anglo-Saxon epic, was published in 2000 (Birch Brook); her translation of the riddle-poems from the Anglo-Saxon Exeter Book, Uncommon Creatures, was published in 2019 (Six Swans).
This workshop runs Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 2:30 PM
SPRING SESSION: APRIL 11 – 15 (During BOCES Spring Break)
Ages 6 – 14
Cost to tri-county area students only: $160
Cost to out of town students: $250
Full scholarships available to Delaware Academy Students with thanks to the AL Kellogg Foundation

For registration form and more info go to: https://brighthillpress.org/children-youth-programming/


April 11, 2022 @ 9:00 am
April 15, 2022 @ 2:30 pm