Legends of the Stars and Planets led by Bertha Rogers – Out of Area Youth

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LEGENDS OF THE STARS AND PLANETS – August 9 – 13. We will study and learn about the stars and planets in our universe, including the related legends from Mayan, Aztec, Roman, Norse, Asian, Middle Eastern, and other cultures. Activities (weather permitting) will include an evening at Bright Hill Farm to see the Perseid Showers), and we will build our own universes and write our own legends. On the last day of the workshop, we will present an exhibit and program for parents and friends.

Bertha Rogers (Delhi, NY) is a visual artist, poet, and translator/educator. Her art has been shown in solo and group exhibits in the US and internationally. More than 500 of her poems have been published in literary journals and anthologies. Her poetry collections include Wild, Again (2019) and Heart Turned Back (2010), both published by Salmon Poetry, Ireland;, Sleeper, You Wake; A House of Corners; The Fourth Beast; and Even the Hemlock. Her illustrated translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf was published in 2000 (Birch Brook Press); and her illuminated translation of the 95 Anglo-Saxon Riddle-Poems from the 10th-Century Exeter Book, Uncommon Creatures, was published in 2019 (Six Swans Artist Editions). She has received grants from the MacDowell Colony, Millay Colony, Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers in Scotland, Caldera, Jentel, and others. Among her several New York State Council on the Arts and SOS grants are awards for the interdisciplinary exhibits, Planting Wildness (2015) and Wild: The Creatures of the Catskills (2016). With her late husband, Ernest M. Fishman, she founded Bright Hill Press and Literary Center of the Catskills in 1992; her literary/art accomplishments were read into the Congressional Record in 2017. She lives near Treadwell, NY with her dog, Joya, and her two cats, Embla and Aiya.


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