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February 2020

Word Thursdays – Black History Month Featuring Karen Johnson

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Karen Johnson (New Haven, Connecticut) is the founder of Real Stories from the Heart, a storytelling artist. She is an independent artist, writer, performer, and storyteller. As a freelance performer, productions and primarily comprised of original works that combine storytelling with songs and poetry. Karen's unique style of storytelling is an emergent entity from developing workshops to creating curriculum; her art is to enhance communications literacy. Ms. Johnson has presented Lecture Workshop for "Storytelling the Language of Leadership" conference for Andrews…

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March 2020

“Seeing Things” – An Intensive Poetry Workshop Taught by Robert Bensen

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - May 18 @ 9:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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All ages, Monday, 7 - 9 PM, 10-week session Poetry enables us to "see things": to see what is and what is not, in the domains of the senses and imagination. We will develop our practice of writing by drawing upon both. Workshop participants will be asked to bring copies of one or two new poems each week for the group to consider, and to respond to the poems thoughtfully and respectfully with comments that encourage revision. We will also…

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April 2020

Word and Image Gallery Opening – Celebrating the Life and Works of Sondra Freckleton

April 4 @ 3:00 pm - April 25 @ 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Opening Reception: April 4 from 3 - 5 PM Show runs through April 24 Sondra Freckleton (Oneonta, NY) was born in Dearborn, Michigan in 1936 and stud­ied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She began her career as a sculptor working in wood and plastics, exhibiting under her mar­ried name, Sondra Beal. She debuted at the Museum of Modern Art in the “Recent Sculpture U.S.A.” show in 1959 and achieved her first solo show at the Tibor…

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Word Thursdays – Fred Schneider

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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April 9, 7 PM   Fred Schneider (Cooperstown, NY) earned his B.A. in American Literature from SUNY Geneseo. Following an executive career, Fred now owns the Landmark Inn in Cooperstown with his wife Robin. He is a three-time novelist and a two-time invitee to Colgate University’s Novel Intensive. Fred’s short fiction and poetry have appeared in Congo Lust, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Newsday, and Backpacker Magazine as well as Public Radio, where he enjoyed an extended gig as humor essayist…

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Bright Hill Community Library – Pajama Story Hour

April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until October 9, 2020

Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Friday's, 6;30 - 7:30 pm Pajama Story Hour includes readings of themed books, themed coloring; stuffed animals and blankets - bring your own or snuggle with one of ours - until everyone has gathered for story-time.   Dates and Books: April 10 - Rabbit Pie, Can't Sleep Without Sheep, Chicken Bedtime is Really Early May 8 -Bedtime for Mommy, Who Will Tuck Me in Tonight, I Love You, Stinky Face June 12 - Daddy's Zigzagging Bedtime Story, I Love You, Daddy, Looking for Sleepy…

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Word Thursdays – Bill Stratton and Cicada Musselman

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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April 23, 7 PM   Bill Stratton (Colchester, Vermont) currently lives in Vermont and teaches writing at SUNY Plattsburgh, thus spending a good deal of time on a ferry. He serves as co-editor of The Saranac Review, and is a father of two. His work has so far been nominated five times for the Pushcart prize. He has two full length collections of poetry, Under The Water Was Stone and These Things Too Have Shape. He has poetry published or…

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May 2020

Word and Image Gallery Exhibit Opening – “Pieces of Me,” Artist Sophie Bille

May 2 @ 3:00 pm - May 22 @ 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Opening Reception: May 2 from 3 - 5 PM   Sophie Bille (Voorheesville, NY) earned her Bachelor of Science in Media Studies from SUNY Oneonta in December 2019. She has been an intern at Bright Hill Press since January 2019, taking part in the Experiential Learning Program. From teaching snowboarding lessons to working on a yacht, Sophie always chooses the career path that is the most fun and adventurous. In addition to thrill-seeking, Sophie has a creative side that has…

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“Transformations: Autobiography into Fiction – Finding Your Story” Taught by Alice Lichenstein

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - June 9 @ 8:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Tuesday Evenings, 6 - 8PM "Transformations" is a workshop devoted to helping writers or would-be writers transform their autobiographical material into fiction. In this 6-week workshop, participants will learn to find their stories by identifying and focusing on the truly resonant details of their lives. Through a series of writing experiments, participants will uncover the significant memories and experiences that might form the basis of stories and novels. Participants will learn about the importance of using precise details and images…

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Bright Hill Community Library – Pajama Story Hour

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until October 9, 2020

Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Friday's, 6;30 - 7:30 pm Pajama Story Hour includes readings of themed books, themed coloring; stuffed animals and blankets - bring your own or snuggle with one of ours - until everyone has gathered for story-time.   Dates and Books: April 10 - Rabbit Pie, Can't Sleep Without Sheep, Chicken Bedtime is Really Early May 8 -Bedtime for Mommy, Who Will Tuck Me in Tonight, I Love You, Stinky Face June 12 - Daddy's Zigzagging Bedtime Story, I Love You, Daddy, Looking for Sleepy…

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Word Thursdays – Bruce Bennett

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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  Bruce Bennett (Aurora, NY) is the author of ten full-length collections of poetry and more than thirty poetry chapbooks. His most recent book is Just Another Day in Just Our Town: Poems New And Selected, 2000-2016 (Orchises Press, 2017). His first New And Selected, Navigating The Distances, also from Orchises, was chosen by Booklist as “One Of The Top Ten Poetry Books Of 1999.” His most recent chapbook is A Man Rode Into Town (FootHills Publishing, 2018). He co-founded…

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