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June 2019

Summer I: Flying Fractals & Wild Words / Repeating Patters in Nature, Taught by Bertha Rogers

June 27 @ 9:00 am - July 3 @ 2:30 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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SPRING BREAK -- “CAVE ART: WHO MADE IT AND WHY” TAUGHT BY BERTHA ROGERS Grades 1-7, Ages 6-14, 9 am - 2:30 pm, 5 days A fractal is a natural phenomenon or a mathematical set that shows a repeating pattern that displays at every scale. We will learn about fractals in nature, then create our own, and write fractal poems and stories using word repetition, rhyme, and alliteration. Includes a trip to a regional science museum. On the last day we…

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Word Thursdays – Lynn McGee & Bertha Rogers

June 27 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Lynn McGee (Bronx, NY) is the author of the poetry collection Tracks, forthcoming from Broadstone Books in 2019; Sober Cooking (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2016), and two award-winning poetry chapbooks: Heirloom Bulldog (Bright Hill Press, 2015) and Bonanza (Slapering Hol Press, 1996). Lynn is on the advisory board of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and is a co-curator of the Lunar Walk Poetry Series in NYC, along with Gerry LaFemina and Madeleine Barnes. Her poems are forthcoming as of Fall 2018…

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July 2019

Word and Image Gallery Exhibit Opening – Stagecoach Spotlight Show

July 6 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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The Word and Image Gallery Stagecoach Spotlight Exhibit featuring one piece from each artist participating by opening his/her studio for the 24th annual Stagecoach Art Run Festival. From realist to conceptual, and conventional to experiential, 2018’s roster included artists working in virtually every conceivable media. The exhibition of participating artists’ works will allow visitors to experience the totality of the gallery exhibitions, and to plan their tour routes. All work will be available for sale, and will be accompanied by…

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Word and Image Gallery Exhibit Opening – Stagecoach Spotlight Show

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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The Word and Image Gallery Stagecoach Spotlight Exhibit featuring one piece from each artist participating by opening his/her studio for the 24th annual Stagecoach Art Run Festival. From realist to conceptual, and conventional to experiential, 2018’s roster included artists working in virtually every conceivable media. The exhibition of participating artists’ works will allow visitors to experience the totality of the gallery exhibitions, and to plan their tour routes. All work will be available for sale, and will be accompanied by…

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Word Thurdays – Mark Blickley

July 11 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Mark Blickley (Brooklyn, NY)  is a widely published and produced author from the Bronx and a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and PEN American Center. He was the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Scholarship Award for Drama while earning his MFA at Brooklyn College.   Eleven of his plays have been produced in the United States and abroad, most recently 2018’s Uno Momento: A Caustic Cabaret at NYC’s 13th Street Repertory Theater. Blickley is the author of the story collection…

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“Get Lit” Gala at Willow Drey Farm

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Willow Drey Farm, 985 Hyzer Hill Rd
Andes, 13731 United States
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Join us at Willow Drey Farm in Andes for the "Get Lit" Bright Hill Community Library Fundraiser Gala Location: Willow Drey Farm - 985 Hyzer Hill Rd, Andes, NY 13731 6:30 - 7:30 Cocktail Hour with opening Band: Hyzer Hillbillies 7:30 - 8:30  Tapas Supper 8:30: Hanzolo With special Guest Cosmic Greg Lee - Fire artist at 9:15 PM     "Get Lit" Gala Tickets: $50 per person includes open bar and hors d'oeuvre,  supper, entry for both bands General…

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Summer II: The World’s Oldest, Tallest, Biggest Trees / Paintings in the Style of Hudson River Artists

July 22 @ 9:00 am - July 26 @ 2:30 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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TAUGHT BY BERTHA ROGERS Grades 1-7, Ages 6-14, 9 am - 2:30 pm, 5 days We will study trees, and why people love them. We will learn how to paint in the style of the Hudson River Artists, then write poems and stories about trees. Includes a trip to the Thomas Cole House (Catskills, NY). On the last day we will present our projects to parents and friends. The cost is $120, which includes morning & afternoon snacks (students bring…

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Summer III: Art that Lives Outside, Taught by Bertha Rogers

July 22 @ 9:00 am - July 26 @ 2:30 pm
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Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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TAUGHT BY BERTHA ROGERS Grades 1-7, Ages 6-14, 9 am - 2:30 pm, 5 days July 22 - 26, 2019, 9 AM - 2:30 PM Daily: Storm King Art Center is known throughout the world for its outdoor art. We will visit, learn about the art, then create our own miniature worlds with art and write poems and stories about them. Includes a trip to the Storm King Art Center (New Windsor, NY). On the last day we will present…

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Summer III: Art that Lives Outside, Taught by Bertha Rogers

July 23 @ 9:00 am - July 27 @ 2:30 pm
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Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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TAUGHT BY BERTHA ROGERS Grades 1-7, Ages 6-14, 9 am - 2:30 pm, 5 days July 22 - 26, 2019, 9 AM - 2:30 PM Daily: Storm King Art Center is known throughout the world for its outdoor art. We will visit, learn about the art, then create our own miniature worlds with art and write poems and stories about them. Includes a trip to the Storm King Art Center (New Windsor, NY). On the last day we will present…

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Summer III: Art that Lives Outside, Taught by Bertha Rogers

July 24 @ 9:00 am - July 28 @ 2:30 pm
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Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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TAUGHT BY BERTHA ROGERS Grades 1-7, Ages 6-14, 9 am - 2:30 pm, 5 days July 22 - 26, 2019, 9 AM - 2:30 PM Daily: Storm King Art Center is known throughout the world for its outdoor art. We will visit, learn about the art, then create our own miniature worlds with art and write poems and stories about them. Includes a trip to the Storm King Art Center (New Windsor, NY). On the last day we will present…

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Summer III: Art that Lives Outside, Taught by Bertha Rogers

July 25 @ 9:00 am - July 29 @ 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 26, 2019

Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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TAUGHT BY BERTHA ROGERS Grades 1-7, Ages 6-14, 9 am - 2:30 pm, 5 days July 22 - 26, 2019, 9 AM - 2:30 PM Daily: Storm King Art Center is known throughout the world for its outdoor art. We will visit, learn about the art, then create our own miniature worlds with art and write poems and stories about them. Includes a trip to the Storm King Art Center (New Windsor, NY). On the last day we will present…

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Word Thursdays – Marcela Sulak

July 25 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Marcela Sulak’s (Tel Aviv, Israel) poetry collections include Decency (2015), Immigrant (2010), and the chapbook Of All the Things That Don’t Exist, I Love You Best. She's co-edited Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres, and translated four poetry collections from Czech, French, and, most recently, Twenty Girls to Envy Me. Selected Poems by Orit Gidali (2016), which was long listed for the 2017 PEN Award for Poetry Translation. She is an associate professor of Literature…

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Summer III: Art that Lives Outside, Taught by Bertha Rogers

July 26 @ 9:00 am - July 30 @ 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 26, 2019

Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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TAUGHT BY BERTHA ROGERS Grades 1-7, Ages 6-14, 9 am - 2:30 pm, 5 days July 22 - 26, 2019, 9 AM - 2:30 PM Daily: Storm King Art Center is known throughout the world for its outdoor art. We will visit, learn about the art, then create our own miniature worlds with art and write poems and stories about them. Includes a trip to the Storm King Art Center (New Windsor, NY). On the last day we will present…

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August 2019

Word and Image Gallery Exhibit Opening – Christine Alexander

August 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Christine Alexander (East Meredith, NY) was born in Astoria and grew up on Long Island. She earned a BA in English/Education from SUNY Plattsburgh, and an MA in Visual Design from the College of Design, North Carolina State University. Alexander was the photographer, designer, and art editor of The Way We Lived in North Carolina, five volumes, published by UNC Press, 1983. Additionally, she was the writer, designer, and photographer for Third Century Artists, which documented a large public arts…

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Words Thursdays – Merridawn Duckler

August 8 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Merridawn Duckler (Portland, OR) is a poet and playwright from Portland, Oregon and the author of INTERSTATE, Dancing Girl Press. Her poetry has been published widely. She was runner-up at the Arizona Poetry Center residency judged by Farid Matuk, finalist for the Gloria Burgess Fellowship at Poets on the Coast and the recipient of merit scholarships to the Southampton Poetry Conference with Billy Collins and Round Top. Her poems have been anthologized in Poetry of the American Southwest, Dos Gatos…

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Ribbon-cutting Ceremony at the Bright Hill Community Library

August 9 @ 2:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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The Bright Hill Community Library, in partnership with Franklin Free Library, proudly joins the Four County Library System. Join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony on August 9, 2019 at 2 PM, when our 12,000 volume collection officially becomes part of the public Four County Library System.  

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Word Thursdays – Julia Suarez Hayes

August 22 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Julie Suarez taught at Hartwick College for thirty-four years and is now contemplating her next adventure. Poems have appeared in Salmagundi, Phoebe, Tightrope, New York Times, La Presa, and elsewhere. Bright Hill Press published It Does Not in 2006. At the New York State Summer Writers Institute she has worked with Robert Hass, Norman Dubie, Robert Pinsky, Frank Bidart, and Rosanna Warren. She serves as a judge for Poetry Out Loud and originated the Words for the New Year reading…

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September 2019

Word and Image Gallery Exhibit Opening – David Graziano’s “Museum of Strange Desires”

September 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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David Graziano (Los Angeles, CA) grew up in South Brooklyn, where he developed an early love of people in all their shapes, forms and guises.  This fascination led to him write his first short story at the age of ten.  After a youth full of misadventure, David went on to attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he wrote a play that won the Heideman Award at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival.  David has been living in…

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Word Thursdays – Linda Lowen

September 12 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Linda Lowen (Syracuse, NY) has built a multi-platform career helping others share their stories on radio, television, in print and online. A former radio/TV producer/talk show host for NPR and PBS affiliates in upstate New York, she retired from broadcasting in 2017 to focus on writing and teaching. She is a writing instructor at the Downtown Writer's Center and Oasis Lifelong Learning, both located in Syracuse, NY, where she teaches both nonfiction and fiction. She has been a presenter/workshop leader…

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Word Thursdays – Katharyn Howd Machan & Eva Davidson

September 26 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Katharyn Howd Machan (Ithaca, NY) grew up in Woodbury, Connecticut and Pleasantville, New York. She studied creative writing and literature at the College of Saint Rose for a BA and at the University of Iowa for a Master of Arts, taught college for five years, returned to graduate school for a PhD in Interpretation (Performance Studies) at Northwestern University and, now as a full professor, has been teaching on the faculty of the Department of Writing at Ithaca College ever since,…

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October 2019

Word and Image Gallery Exhibit Opening – Gail Bunting

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Gail Bunting grew up in the Hudson valley, where her mother taught her a love of woodland flowers and a hopeful outlook regarding the existence of elves and fairies. Her father taught her a tender regard for all small creatures that were not eating his vegetable garden. In her diversified life she was employed in book production, horse training, woodworking and dairy farming. Gail Bunting’s intricate naturalist egg tempera paintings consistently won prizes and awards. Her work was featured in…

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Word Thursdays – Bright Hill Publications by Steve Lautermilch & Michael Glaser; Readings by Editor-in-Chief Bertha Rogers & Selected Readers

October 10 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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BRIGHT HILL PRESS FULL-LENGTH POETRY BOOK COMPETITION 2016 Winner, Steven Lautermilch, FIGURES FOR A FAMILY PORTRAIT, published December 2018. A poet and photographer who taught for 20 years at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Steve Lautermilch now lives on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where he practices dream study, meditation, and writing. A recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council literary fellowship, for many years Steve has traveled in the far west, exploring the sites, landscapes, and cultures…

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Word Thursdays – Carmela Munisteri

October 24 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Carmela Munisteri (Kingston, NY) (also known as Carmela Marner) was born in New York City and raised between Brooklyn, NY and Franklin, NY.  She graduated with honors from Brown University.  While still in college, she began taking summer writing classes with poet William Packard at The New School. In April 1991, her prose poem Standing Before Her Bathroom Mirror (excerpted from a longer piece, Proofs of No Love) was published by Packard in the journal he edited, The New York Quarterly; she won the…

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November 2019

Word and Image Gallery Exhibit Opening – CC Treadway

November 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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CC Treadway (Hudson Valley, NY)  was born in Mt. Kisco, NY in 1974.  She studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated with a BFA in Film/Animation/Video. She went on to study dance in New York City at numerous studios, including the Alvin Ailey School of Dance. After a debilitating injury, she moved to Miami and began editing music videos for Latin America for such stars as Juanes and Thalia. She then went on to work as an…

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Word Thursdays – William Stratton

November 7 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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William Stratton 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 forthcoming in: FIELD, Sugar House Review, Spillway, The…

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