Ekphrasis Creative Writing Workshop

FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 5-8 pm EKPHRASIS CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP Taught by Mark Blickley What is Ekphrasis creative writing? The word Ekphrasis translates to "description" in Greek and ekphrastic writing is a form of creative writing describing a work of art or visual image. By imaginatively playing with a visual work of art, the writer can […]

Toads & Frogs & Snakes Oh My! – Youth Workshop

BRIGHT HILL LITERARY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS & TEENS - SUMMER 1 JUNE 27 - JULY 1 TOADS & FROGS & SNAKES OH MY! (Taught by Bertha Rogers) – Ages 6 – 14: 9 am – 2:30 pm, 5 days – Among the many animals that live near and around us are toads and frogs and […]

Word Thursdays featuring Hélène Cardona and John FitzGerald

Zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81577446746 Hélène Cardona is a poet, literary translator and actor, the recipient of over 20 honors & awards, including the Independent Press Award, International Book Award and Hemingway Grant. Her books include Life in Suspension and Dreaming My Animal Selves (both Salmon Poetry) and the translations Birnam Wood (José Manuel Cardona, […]


After The Beginning: What’s Next? – All-Ages Poetry Workshop

JUNE 6 - JULY 25 - POETRY WORKSHOP - ALL AGES Mondays 7 - 9 PM AFTER THE BEGINNING: WHAT’S NEXT? Taught by Georgia Popoff Participants in this 8-week session will examine their work through a series of lenses, each leading to further development and revision. As each element of literary devices and considerations is […]

Word Thursdays featuring Robert Bensen

Zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81577446746 Robert Bensen (Oneonta, NY)  has conducted the “Seeing Things” workshop at Bright Hill since Spring 2019.  The latest of his six collections of poetry is Before (Five Oaks Press, 2019). His poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, Callaloo, The Caribbean Writer, Native Realities, Jamaica Journal, AGNI, Akwe:kon, Poetry Wales, The Thomas Hardy Review, […]

Beautiful Butterflies, Baffling Bats – Youth Workshop

BRIGHT HILL LITERARY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS & TEENS - SUMMER II AUGUST 8 – 12 BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES, BAFFLING BATS (Taught by Bertha Rogers) – Ages 6 – 14: 9 am – 2:30pm, 5 days – There are many butterflies in the skies in the Catskills, and we’re lucky to see those regularly. Bats tend to […]

Word Thursdays featuring Meg Kearney & Stacey Lawrence

Zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81577446746 Meg Kearney’s latest poetry collection, All Morning the Crows, was winner of the 2020 Washington Prize for poetry and spent seven months on SPD’s poetry bestseller list after its release in 2021. In addition, Meg is author of An Unkindness of Ravens and Home By Now, winner of the 2010 […]

Word Thursdays featuring Alexis Rhone Fancher & Catskill Writers Group

Zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81577446746 Alexis Rhone Fancher is published in Best American Poetry, Rattle, Hobart, Verse Daily, Plume, Tinderbox, Cleaver, Diode, The American Journal of Poetry, Spillway, Nashville Review, Poetry East, Gargoyle, and elsewhere. She’s authored six poetry collections, most recently, Junkie Wife (Moon Tide Press, 2018), and The Dead Kid Poems (KYSO Flash Press, 2019). EROTIC: […]

Word Thursdays featuring Lynne Kemen & Friends

Zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81577446746 Lynne Kemen lives in Upstate New York. Her chapbook, More Than A Handful, was published in 2020. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in La Presa, Silver Birch Press, The Ravens Perch, Fresh Words Magazine, Topical Poetry, The Ekphrastic Review, Blue Mountain Review, and the anthology What We […]

Word Thursdays featuring Kate McNairy

Zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81577446746 Kate McNairy lives in Ballston Spa, upstate, NY. and has taught at SUNY Adirondack & Empire State College. She has also worked as an administrative assistant for an opera company and baseball team. She read her poetry here a few years ago and so enjoyed the venue. She has published […]