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Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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April 2017

THE WORD & IMAGE GALLERY EXHIBIT OPENING – SEPTEMBER SONG: POEMS & PRINTS

April 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - April 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Exhibit runs April 2 - 28 SEPTEMBER SONG: POEMS & PRINTS MARY ASHWOOD, CHERRY VALLEY NY POET Http://www.maryashwood.com RICHARD SABA, CHERRY VALLEY NY VISUAL ARTIST [email protected] MARY ASHWOOD studied poetry under Donald Petersen, and went on to study fiction writing at NYU. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals. She has had several stories published in Highlights for Children and has won its Author of the Month award. Saba and Ashwood have also published a picture book which has garnered…

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WORD THURSDAYS READINGS

April 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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RICHARD J. NEWMAN, JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY POET 718-757-6934 33-15 80th Street #61 Jackson Heights, NY 11372 http://www.richardnewman.com [email protected] RICHARD J. NEWMAN is a poet and essayist whose work explores the impact of feminism on his life as a man. As a co-translator of classical Persian poetry, he writes about the impact of that canon on our contemporary lives. His books include For My Son, A Kind of Prayer (Ghostbird Press 2016), The Silence of Men (Cavankerry Press 2006),and the translation The…

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GREAT AMERICAN POETS DAY CELEBRATION

April 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Exhibit runs April 22nd, Noon - 5pm ELIZABETH BISHOP, ALICE QUINN, ROBERT BENSEN, TOM TRAVISANO, BERTHA ROGERS, CHRISTINE GELINEAU Price of Admission: $3 Free to guests 18 and under, and students. EXHIBIT HOURS: Monday: 10 - 4 Tuesday: 10 - 4 Wednesday: 9 - 12 Exhibit available to view every second Thursday of each month during Word Thursday Readings: 7 - 9PM Weekends by appointment. ROBERT BENSEN, ONEONTA, NY POET Robert Bensen, Oneonta, NY, has published his been published in…

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WORD THURSDAYS READINGS

April 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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$3.00

ELIZABETH COHEN, PLATTSBURGH, NY POET ELIZABETH COHEN is an assistant professor at SUNY Plattsburgh, also serves as the fiction editor for the Saranac Review. Her memoir, The Family on Beartown Road (Random House, 2003), was a New York Times Notable Book, and her articles, stories, and poetry have appeared in SELF, MORE, Newsweek, People, New YorkTimes Magazine, Salon, Tablet, and the Yale Review, among other publications.Her newest book is The Hypothetical Girl (Other Press, 2013). Cohen lives in Plattsburgh with…

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May 2017

FLORA: AN EXHIBITION CELEBRATING COLLABORATION ANN MCGARRELL, POET; JACK BEAL, ARTIST; & WALTER HAMADY, BOOKMAKER

May 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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JACK BEAL, FRANKLIN, NY VISUAL ARTIST (DEC.) ANN MCGARRELL, NYC, NY POET (DEC.) WALTER HAMADY, MADISON, WI BOOKMAKER SONDRA FRECKLETON, FRANKLIN, NY VISUAL ARTIST With the presentation of the resulting limited edition book,Flora., to Bright Hill Press & Literary Center. The exhibition will show related works on paper by Sondra Freckelton and Jack Beal, and with framed trial proofs of the illustrated poems. Exhibit runs May 7 - May 26. EXHIBIT HOURS: Monday: 10 - 4 Tuesday: 10 - 4 Wednesday:…

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WORD THURSDAYS READINGS

May 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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$3.00

PETER FORTUNATO, ITHACA, NY POET Website: http://www.peterfortunator.wordpress.com PETER FORTUNATO'S poetry reflects his commitment to Buddhism and a passion for the natural world first honed in California after he completed graduate school. During those years, he was a poetry apprentice of Gary Snyder, through whom he met many of the persons associated with the Beat movement. Upon returning to Ithaca in 1977, he began teaching writing at both Cornell and Ithaca College. Winner of numerous awards for his writing and grants…

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WORD THURSDAYS READINGS

May 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Alexander Cigale https://www.arts.gov/content/alexander-ciga ALEAXNDER CIGALE own English-language poems appear widely, including in the Colorado Review, The Common, and The Literary Review. His translations of Russian Silver Age and Contemporary pose and poetry have appeared in the Harvard Review Online, Kenyon Review Online, New England Review, The Hopkins Review, Michigan Quarterly, Modern Poetry in Translation, PEN America, TriQuarterly, Words Without Borders, and World Literature Today. His first full book, Russian Absurd: Daniil Kharms, Selected Writings came out this year in the…

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June 2017

THE WORD & IMAGE GALLERY EXHIBIT OPENING: BRUCE GODDARD, EDWARD RINNOOY

June 4, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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THE WORD & IMAGE GALLERY EXHIBIT OPENING: BRUCE GODDARD, FRANKLIN, NY & EDMOND RINNOOY-KAN, NY BRUCE GODDARD, FRANKLIN, NY BRUCE GODDARD was born in Washington, D.C. in 1947 and grew up as a “service brat” in the east coast, midwest and southern states. In 1969 he graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in psychology. Bruce left Atlanta for the San Francisco Bay area and lived in Alameda, Oakland and Berkeley where he was the stock manager at the…

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WORD THURSDAYS READINGS

June 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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M.J. IUPPA, Hamlin, NY Poet & Writer Website: Mjiuppa.blogspot.com M.J. IUPPA is the Director of the Visual and Performing Arts Minor Program, Writer-in-Residence (1999-2015) and Lecturer in Creative Writing at St. John Fisher College; and since 2000 to present, a part time lecturer in Creative Writing at The College at Brockport. Since 1986, she has been a teaching artist, working with students, K-12, in Rochester, NY, and surrounding area. She has three full length poetry collections, most recently Small Worlds…

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WORD THURSDAYS READINGS

June 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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$150.00

Joanne Clarkson, Olympia, WA Poet & Writer Website: http://www.joanneclarkson.co JOANNE M. CLARKSON won Bright Hill’s 2015 poetry book competition, judged by Maine poet Richard Foerster. Her previous collections include “Believing the Body,” published in 2014 by Gribble Press. She was awarded a Grant for Artist Projects from Artist Trust of Washington to help her complete “The Fates.” Her poem “Klotho the Fibre Goddess Describes Fate” won first place in Northern Colorado Writers Annual Competition in 2015 and “Survivor” was selected…

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BHLC LITERARY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS BUGS! WORKSHOP LEADER BERTHA ROGERS

June 26, 2017
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Exhibit runs June 26th - 30th, 3 - 5pm Price of Admission: $3 Free to guests 18 and under, and students. EXHIBIT HOURS: Monday: 10 - 4 Tuesday: 10 - 4 Wednesday: 9 - 12 Exhibit available to view every second Thursday of each month during Word Thursday Readings: 7 - 9PM Weekends by appointment.

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July 2017

THE WORD & IMAGE GALLERY EXHIBIT – STAGECOACH RUN

July 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - July 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Exhibit runs July 1-2, 10am - 5pm Price of Admission:Free to the public EXHIBIT HOURS: Monday: 10 - 4 Tuesday: 10 - 4 Wednesday: 9 - 12 Exhibit available to view every second Thursday of each month during Word Thursday Readings: 7 - 9PM Weekends by appointment.

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WORD THURSDAYS READINGS

July 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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$3.00

JOE ELLIOT, BROOKLYN, NY POET JOE ELLIOT ran a weekly reading series at Biblios Bookstore in New York City for many years. He co-edited two chapbook series: A Musty Bone and Situations, and is the author of numerous chapbooks of his own, including: You Gotta Go In It's the Big Game, Poems to be Centered on Much Much Larger Pieces of Paper, 15 Clanking Radiators, 14 Knots, Reduced, Half Gross (a collaboration with artist John Koos), and Object Lesson (a…

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HISTORY DAY

July 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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BHLC LITERARY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS THE TALKING TREES – WORKSHOP LEADER BERTHA ROGERS

July 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - July 28, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Exhibit runs July 24 - 28th, 9am - 2:30pm  

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WORD THURSDAYS READINGS

July 27, 2017
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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$3.00

JAIME WRISTON COLBERT, ENDICOTT, NY WRITER Website: jaimeewristoncolbert.com JAIME WRISTON COLBERT is the author of a new linked collection, Wild Things, forthcoming on October 15, 2016. She is also the author of a novel, Shark Girls, finalist for the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year and the USA Book News Best Books of 2010 Awards; the linked stories collection, Dream Lives of Butterflies, a gold medal winner in the 2008 Independent Publisher Awards; a novel in stories, Climbing the God…

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STAGECOACH RUN CLOSING EXHIBIT BIDDING PARTY

July 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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August 2017

WORD AND IMAGE GALLERY EXHIBIT OPENING – BERTHA ROGERS

August 6, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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BERTHA ROGERS'S visual art has been shown in more than 100 solo and juried exhibits throughout the U.S. and internationally. In 2000 she received a Ludwig Vogelstein grant for excellence in poetry and art; and in 2006 she was the recipient of an AE Ventures Grant for excellence in poetry and visual art and for contributions to the field through the not-for-profit literary press and center she founded in 1992, brighthillpress.org. She has also received fellowships and grants from the…

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WORD THURSDAYS READINGS

August 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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SHARON MESMER, BROOKLYN, NY POET SHARON MESMER’S newest poetry collection, Greetings From My Girlie Leisure Place, from Bloof Books, was voted “Best of 2015” by Entropy. Previous collections are Annoying Diabetic Bitch (Combo Books, 2008), The Virgin Formica (Hanging Loose Press, 2008), Vertigo Seeks Affinities (chapbook, Belladonna Books, 2007), Half Angel, Half Lunch (Hard Press, 1998) and Crossing Second Avenue (chapbook, ABJ Press, Tokyo, 1997). Four of her poems appear in Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (second edition, 2013).…

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BHLC LITERARY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS

August 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - August 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS - WORKSHOP LEADER BERTHA ROGERS August 14 - 18, 2017 9AM - 2:30PM

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WORD THURSDAYS READINGS

August 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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PAMELA BERNARD, WALPOLE, NH POET Website: http://www.pambernard.com PAMELA BERNARD was awarded her BA from Harvard University. Her major was History of Art, and she graduated cum laude. She received her MFA from the Warren Wilson Graduate Program for Writers, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, two Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowships, and McDowell Fellowship, and the Grolier Prize. She is an adjunct professor at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and Franklin Pierce University. Her work has been published in…

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September 2017

THE WORD & IMAGE GALLERY EXHIBIT OPENING: YOLANDA SHARPE

September 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Exhibit runs September 3rd - 22nd, 3- 5pm YOLANDA SHARPE, ONEONTA, NY VISUAL ARTIST http://www.yolandasharpe.com YOLANDA SHARPE grew up in Detroit, Michigan and relocated to upstate New York, where she has resided since 1987. Within the last few years, the work—especially the encaustic paintings, revealed a creative energy that was shaped by her formative years in Michigan when she studied painting and printmaking at Wayne State University in graduate school in Detroit. Some of her encaustic paintings try to capture…

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WORD THURSDAYS READINGS

September 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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ERIC GANSWORTH, NIAGARA FALLS WRITER & POET ERIC GANSWORTH, S,ha-weñ na-sae, a writer and visual artist, (enrolled Onondaga) was raised at the Tuscarora Nation Territories in Western New York. Currently, he is a Professor of English and Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. In 2016, he was NEH Distinguished Visiting Professor of Native American Studies at Colgate University. He was recently one of 15 writers chosen for inclusion in LIT CITY, a public arts project celebrating Buffalo’s Literary…

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WORD THURSDAYS READINGS

September 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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MARGOT FARRINGTON, BROOKLYN & TREADWELL, NY POE Http://www.margotfarrington.net MARGOT FARRINGTON, MARGOT FARRINGTON is a poet, writer, and performer. She is the author of three collections, most recently Scanning For Tigers (Free Scholar Press, 2014). Her poetry has been anthologized in the U.S. and the U.K. Featured interviews on radio include WGXC 90.7 FM, Art On Air International, Out of Bounds, and WIOX. Among her awards are fellowships from Norton Island, the I-Park Foundation, a residency at The Clock Tower, and…

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October 2017

EXHIBIT – BOOK ARTS INVITATIONAL

October 8, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Artists to be announced. No cost to students and children under 18. Exhibit open through end of October.

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WORD THURSDAYS READINGS

October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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RACHEL GUIDO DEVRIES, CAZENOVIA, NY POET RACHEL GUIDO DEVRIES’ latest book of poems is A Woman Unknown in Her Bones, (Bordigherea, 2014) Other collections of poetry are The Brother Inside Me, Gambler's Daughter, and How to Sing to a Dago, all published by Guernica Editions.Her first children’s book, Teeny Tiny Tino’s Fishing Story, (Bordighera, 2008) was a winner of The 2008 Paterson Prize:Books for Young People Award. Other books include her novel, Tender Warriors, (Firebrand, 1986), and her second children's…

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John O’Connor in Concert: Album Release! Bright Hill Benefit

October 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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November 2017

How Looking Becomes Seeing: Bright Hill Literary Workshops for Kids 25th Anniversary Anthology book launch – OPENING RECEPTION

November 4, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
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How Looking Becomes Seeing Bright Hill Literary Workshops for Kids 25th Anniversary Anthology Book Launch/Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, from 3 - 5 PM. Exhibit runs November 4th - 24th Price of Admission: $3 Free to guests 18 and under, and students. EXHIBIT HOURS: Monday: 10 - 4 Tuesday: 10 - 4 Wednesday: 9 - 12 Exhibit available to view every second Thursday of each month during Word Thursday Readings: 7 - 9PM Weekends by appointment.   On Saturday, November 4,…

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WORD THURSDAYS READINGS

November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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GINNAH HOWARD, ONEONTA, NY POET/WRITER Ginnah Howard’s work has appeared in Water~Stone Review, Permafrost, Portland Review, Descant 145, Eleven Eleven Journal, The Tusculum Review, and elsewhere. Several stories have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her novel, Night Navigation (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009), was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Doing Time Outside, her second novel, was published by Standing Stone Books in 2013. The final book of the trilogy, Rope & Bone: A Novel in Stories, was…

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VETERANS AND COMMUNITIES DAY

November 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Bright Hill Press & Literary Center of the Catskills presents Veterans and Communities Day Saturday, November 11, from noon - 5 pm - with Special Guests Poet & Writer Veterans: Richard Levine - Richard Levine is the author of That Country’s Soul, (Finishing Line Press, 2010), A Language Full of Wars and Songs (Pollack Press, 2004), and Snapshots from a Battle (Headwaters Press/BigCityLit 2001).  An as yet unpublished manuscript has been finalist or semi-finalist for Ohio State Press/The Journal Poetry…

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December 2017

Bright Hill 25th Anniversary Celebration and Like Light Anthology Launch

December 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Like Light Bright Hill 25th Anniversary Anthology

Saturday, December 16, from 1 - 5 PM Special Guest: Assemblyman Cliff Crouch The Ernest M. Fishman Reading Room Dedication "Like Light" 25th Anniversary Anthology Launch Special exhibits on display featuring 25 years of literary arts Refreshments, readings, and holiday fun!   Full schedule to come. Mark your calendars!  

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February 2018

SPECIAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH WORD THURSDAYS READINGS

February 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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  Open mic reading celebrating Black History month, hosted by Sierra Sangetti-Daniels. Sierra Sangetti-Daniels is a Grant Writer-Administration Assistant Intern for Bright Hill Press and Literary Center of the Catskills. She is currently a senior at the State University of New York at Oneonta where she is studying Communications with a focus in Journalism. Sierra is a freelance writer for The Daily Star regional newspaper where she covers various events and channels her millennial enthusiasm into a personal column. She…

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March 2018

SPECIAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH WORD THURSDAYS READING

March 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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  Open mic attendees invited to bring 5-7 minutes of writing about and for women. Hosted by Sierra Sangetti-Daniels. Sierra Sangetti-Daniels is a Grant Writer-Administration Assistant Intern for Bright Hill Press and Literary Center of the Catskills. $3 suggested donation. Free for students.

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ARIAH MITCHELL BOOK SWAP FUNDRAISER

March 24, 2018
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
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Bright Hill is proud to host a Book Swap Fundraiser for one of our long-time students, Ariah Mitchell, as she prepares for her upcoming trip to Spain with the Edmeston Central School Spanish Club. We are asking for the support of book-lovers and community members to help fund this life changing, educational excursion for this exceptional young woman. At the book swap, you are invited to share your favorite book, in support of Ariah.  A small entry fee donation is…

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BHLC SPRING YOUTH WORKSHOP BEOWULF AND OTHER ANGLO-SAXON TALES & RIDDLES FOR TODAY

March 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - March 30, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
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Taught by Master Teaching Artist, Bertha Rogers: we will watch a Beowulf video based on Bertha Rogers' translation and production of Beowulf (the only epic poem in Anglo-Saxon), then choose characters (Beowulf, Grendel, the dragon, etc.) and objects (swords, shields) to study and create in words, papier mache, and pop-ups. We will learn to recite excerpts from the Beowulf epic in Anglo-Saxon and present our projects and recitations to parents and friends. Cost: $120, which includes morning & afternoon snacks…

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April 2018

WORD THURSDAYS HOSTED BY SIERRA SANGETTI-DANIELS, FEATURING BRUCE BENNETT NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

April 12, 2018 @ 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 30 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 chapbooks are Our Rough Beast / The Year of Trump (FootHills Publishing,…

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WORD AND IMAGE GALLERY EXHIBIT OPENING – BELASKI & THOMAS, AND JANE HIGGINS APRIL 15-27

April 15, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Danielle Thomas (Long Island, NY) is a student at The State University of New York (SUNY), College at Oneonta. She is finishing up her BS in Computer Art and will be graduating in May 2018. Danielle was recently awarded the Jean Parish Scholarship for Art Award. This competitive scholarship was only awarded to a small number of applicants that were carefully reviewed and selected by a jury of Art professors. The committee noted her excellent progress as a student, artist,…

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WORD THURSDAYS FEATURING WILLIAM A. GREENFIELD, NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
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William A. Greenfield (Sullivan County, NY) grew up some 40 miles north of NYC in the small hamlet of Montrose, NY, where he learned how to play baseball, climb trees, and make change at the local supermarket.  He first began to write poetry while attending the SUNY Plattsburgh. For years after that, his writing became only an occasional dabbling. At the urging of his daughter, he once again delved into the world of poetry in more recent years to the…

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May 2018

WORD AND IMAGE GALLERY EXHIBIT – OPENING CLAIRE OWEN AND MICHELLE CASTLEBERRY MAY 6 – 25

May 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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                Michelle Castleberry’s (Philadelphia, PA) work has appeared in publications including Umbrella, Poemeleon, The Anthology of Southern Poetry: Vol. V – Georgia, The Chattahoochee Review, Freezeray, Flycatcher, and Philadelphia Stories. Her first book Dissecting the Angel and Other Poems was selected as a finalist in poetry for the 50th annual Georgia Author of the Year award. She has completed a chapbook of poems based on the Hyrtl Skulls in Philadelphia's Mütter Museum. In…

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WORD THURSDAYS FEATURING WENDELL MAYO

May 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Wendell Mayo (Haskins, OH) is a native of Corpus Christi, TX. His story collection, Survival House, is forthcoming in spring 2018 with SFASU Press. He is author of four more story collections: The Cucumber King of Kedainiai, winner of the Subito Press Award for Innovative Fiction; Centaur of the North (Arte Público Press), winner of the Aztlán Prize and finalist in the Associated Writing Programs Award Series in Short Fiction; B. Horror and Other Stories (Livingston Press); and a novel-in-stories,…

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June 2018

WORD AND IMAGE GALLERY EXHIBIT OPENING – ELISSA GORE JUN 3 – 22

June 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Elissa Gore (New York, NY): Air, earth, water, and light mix together to form our living world. Elissa Gore captures these elements as she sees them in landscape paintings. Formerly a scientific illustrator and college professor of fine art living in NYC and the Catskills, she paints and sketches outdoors in the city and the country. She makes larger works from her studies in the studio. Her work is in more than 60 public collections including the US Art in…

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WORD THURSDAYS FEATURING GARY FINCKE AND HELANE LEVINE-KEATING

June 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Gary Fincke's (Selinsgrove, PA) latest collection of personal essays, The Darkness Call, won the 2017 Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose, and will be published by Louisiana State University in 2018. The Out-of-Sorts: New and Selected Stories was published by West Virginia University in 2017. A new collection of poetry, The Infinity Room, has just been named the 2018 winner of the Wheelbarrow Books (Michigan State University) Prize for Established Poets. Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Prize for Short…

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SUMMER LITERARY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS I – SLAVERY AND ABOLITION IN NEW YORK

June 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - June 29, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
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Taught by Master Teaching Artist Bertha Rogers: includes a bus trip to the National Abolition Hall of Fame & Museum in Peterboro, NY) (Also includes walks around Treadwell to find and visit stops on the Treadwell Underground Railroad, with information and assistance from Debbie Tuthill, Treadwell History Center.)  We will visit the Abolition Hall of Fame & Museum on the first day, then select people from history to study, make dioramas of their lives and travels, and write about. They…

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WORD THURSDAYS FEATURING V. P. LOGGINS

June 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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V. P. Loggins (Annapolis, MD) is the author of The Green Cup (2017), winner of the Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize, The Fourth Paradise (Main Street Rag 2010) and Heaven Changes (Pudding House Chapbook Series 2007). He has also published one critical book on Shakespeare, The Life of Our Design, and is co-author of another, Shakespeare’s Deliberate Art. His poems have appeared in The Baltimore Review, Bryant Literary Review, Cæsura, The Cape Rock, Crannog (Ireland), The Dalhousie Review, The Healing…

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July 2018

STAGECOACH RUN ART FESTIVAL JUL 7 – 8

July 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - July 8, 2018 @ 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 23rd annual Stagecoach Art Run Festival. From realist to conceptual, and conventional to experiential, 2017’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 the…

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WORD THURSDAYS FEATURING CHARLIE ROSSITER

July 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Charlie Rossiter writes, performs, and promotes poetry every chance he gets. Projects have included creating and hosting the Poetry Motel, a cable television program, with grants from the NY State Council on the Arts, and organizing all-day poetry readings at the Washington Monument in Washington, DC. He has received an NEA Fellowship for poetry and has been nominated several times for a Pushcart Prize. Recent poetry collections include: The Night We Danced With the Raelettes; All Over America: Road Poems;…

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FEAST OF CRISPIAN WORKSHOP: WAR, WORDS, DANCE: A COLLABORATION

July 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - July 15, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Bright Hill, in collaboration with national not-for-profit organizations Feast of Crispian and Lake Arts Project, will co-direct a three-day acting and storytelling Shakespeare intensive with New York State veterans, and our local area high-school students. Feast uses simple acting exercises to build an ensemble feeling, and to give the veterans an experience of risk free stress–the dangerous "thrill" they might have encountered in the military without the danger. Special techniques developed by the directors allow collaborators to then work scenes…

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WORD THURSDAYS FEATURING SUSAN RICHMOND

July 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Susan Edwards Richmond (Acton, MA) is the author of five poetry collections: Before We Were Birds, Purgatory Chasm, and Boto (all by Adastra Press); Increase (FootHills Publishing); and Birding in Winter (Finishing Line Press). Fred Marchant writes of Before We Were Birds (2017), “With stunning imagery and gentle, meditative music, Richmond conjures a sense of sacred wildness in all things.” Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including Appalachia, Blueline, The Iowa Review, Poetry East, Runes, and Sanctuary:…

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WAR, WORDS, DANCE: A COLLABORATION ADVANCED WRITING AND VISUAL ART WORKSHOP– AGES 14 – 18

July 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - August 5, 2018 @ 2:20 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Taught by Master Writing Artist, Bertha Rogers: high-school writers and visual artists will create works based on stories told to them by NYS Veterans of war. These works will be brought to life by a national not for profit dance and arts organization, Lake Arts Project, directed by Milwaukee Ballet Master Teaching Artists. A poet and visual artist, Bertha Rogers has published more than 600 poems and translations in anthologies, including the recent (which she also edited) Like Light: 25…

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August 2018

WORD AND IMAGE GALLERY EXHIBIT OPENING – ROY PURCELL AUG 5 – 24

August 5, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Roy Purcell (b. 1-1-1946, Baltimore, MD; d. 12-10-2008, Treadwell, NY), earned a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art (’68), working at steel mills to put himself through college.  He was an avid horseman, trick riding and vaulting barrels with his beloved Appaloosa. And you could always count on his droll humor; those who knew him would agree he was a character, always the life of the party. Intaglio and lithograph editions were commissioned by Associated American Artists, John…

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SUMMER LITERARY WORKSHOP FOR KIDS – TALES OF GLASS & OTHER BREAKING THINGS

August 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - August 9, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Taught by Master Teaching Artist, Bertha Rogers: includes a bus trip to the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, on Aug. 6. There are many fairy tales that include glass and mirrors, among them, for instance: Snow White, Cinderella, The Glass Mountain, and The Glass Mermaid. We will travel to the Corning Museum on the first day to learn about glass and how it’s used; then we will listen to fairy tales that include glass and mirrors, and write our…

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WORD THURSDAYS FEATURING NAOMI GUTTMAN

August 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Naomi Guttman (Clinton, NY) was born in Montreal, where she attended Concordia University. Her book Reasons for Winter won the A.M. Klein Award for Poetry and was shortlisted for The League of Canadian Poets Pat Lowther Memorial Award.  She has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, the Artist's Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts; and has been a resident at Yaddo and the Chateau de Lavigny. Wet…

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VIDEOGRAPHY WORKSHOP FOR TEENS – WAR, WORDS, DANCE: A COLLABORATION

August 13, 2018 - August 17, 2018
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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This workshop taught by award-winning videographer, Jessica Vecchione. For ages 14 – 18 for Five consecutive days, students will learn to professionally film rehearsal the process and final performances of a project funded by the Regional Economic Development Council of New York State and NYSCA. Final performance will be held at the Walton Theatre in Walton, NY.   Jessica Vecchione is the owner of Vecc Videography, a full service video production and marketing company based in Hamden, NY. With 20…

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WAR, WORDS, DANCE FINAL PERFORMANCE

August 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Bright Hill’s 26th anniversary brings veterans of war, professional dance choreographers, high school student artists, writers & Shakespeare together for exploration, collaboration, & ultimately, a performance held for the general public of upstate NY at The Walton Theatre, in Walton, NY. Collaborators include the not-for-profit organizations Lake Arts Project & Feast of Crispian. Post-deployment combat veterans, high school student writers, and visual artists will collaborate in a series of acting, writing and creative workshops; the goal is to facilitate the…

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WORD THURSDAYS LIKE LIGHT 25 YEARS OF POETRY AND PROSE REGIONAL ANTHOLOGY READING

August 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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September 2018

WORD THURSDAYS FEATURING DAN PAYNE AND PHILIP MOSLEY

September 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Philip Mosley (Dunmore, PA) is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Penn State. In 2008, he was awarded the Prix de la Traduction by the French Community of Belgium, and in 2011 his translation of François Jacqmin’s The Book of the Snow was shortlisted for the international Griffin Poetry Prize.  His version of The Blacktip Ragwort, a suite of poems by Guy Vaes, recently appeared in Modern Poetry in Translation. Currently, he is writing a series of…

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WORD AND IMAGE GALLERY EXHIBIT OPENING – BREMER FAMILY SHOW SEPT 16 – 29

September 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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  Charles Bremer (Otego, NY) has explored a wide breadth of creative media in his career, ranging from photography and drawing, experimental sound sculpture, to theater stage sets and architectural memorials. His work has been exhibited in art centers, galleries, and private collections both in the United States and internationally. Much of Bremer’s graphic work explores the image of objects and art supplies as unique allegories of human emotion, creativity, beauty, playfulness, and aging. His studio technique combines photography with…

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October 2018

WORD AND IMAGE GALLERY EXHIBIT – “STRANGE LOVE THINKING” – OCT 7 – 26

October 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Steve Burnett (Bovina, NY) was born in Guthrie Center, IA in 1951. He attended Grinnell, University of Iowa, Art Institute of Kansas City, and earned a graduate degree from Pratt in Manhattan. Burnett owned and operated a Marketing/Design company, The Burnett Group, from 1979-2015, with offices in Manhattan, New York; Zürich, Switzerland; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Bangkok, Thailand. Currently, he is an organic Farmer in Bovina, raising meat, vegetables, and fruit organically. Burnett is an artist, hunter, gatherer, father, husband,…

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WORD THURSDAYS FEATURING ANDY FOGEL AND ANDREA FRY

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Andy Fogle (Saratoga Springs, NY) is the author of five previous chapbooks of poetry, most recently The Last Apprenticeship (White Knuckle Press) and The Neighborhood We Left (Finishing Line Press). Other poems, including co-translations with Walid Abdallah of Egyptian poet Farouk Goweda, have appeared in Image, Mid-American Review, Blackbird, South Dakota Review, Natural Bridge, RHINO, Still: The Journal, and elsewhere. His nonfiction including memoir, interviews, criticism, and educational research has been published in The Writer’s Chronicle, Teachers & Writers Collaborative,…

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November 2018

WORD AND IMAGE GALLERY EXHIBIT – OPENING JANE CARR NOV 4 – 23

November 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Jane Carr (Treadwell, NY) is a painter of landscapes in egg tempera on panel. She paints the area where she lives, the northwestern edge of the Catskill Mountains in Treadwell. Carr uses the jewel-like quality of egg tempera color to catch the effects of light and atmosphere in the long hollows of the western Catskills, and is particularly interested in how landscapes are altered by farming, animals, buildings, and weather. She often includes antique farm machinery, local buildings, and animals…

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WORD THURSDAYS FEATURING GEORGE DREW

November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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George Drew (Poestenkill, NY) is the author of The View from Jackass Hill, 2010 winner of the X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, Texas Review Press; which also published Down & Dirty (2015), and his New & Selected, Pastoral Habits (2016), winner of the Adirondack Literary Award for Best Poetry Book; and a Finalist for The Lascaux Review’s Poetry Book Prize. Fancy’s Orphan, his eighth book, appeared in Fall, 2017 from Tiger Bark Press. He is the winner of the 2014…

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VETERANS AND COMMUNITY DAY– ARTIST SALON

November 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Of Abenaki/Huron decent, Suzanne S. Rancourt (Hadley, NY) is a veteran of both the USMC and US Army and continues to serve through the Saratoga County (NY) Veterans Peer to Peer Mentoring program. Her first book, Billboard in the Clouds, Curbstone Press, was the 2001 recipient of the Native Writers First Book Award. Her book, murmurs at the gate, has been selected by Unsolicited Press for publication in late 2018. Ms. Rancourt's writing has been published, anthologized, and translated extensively:…

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February 2019

Word and Image Gallery Exhibit Opening – Steve Burnett Strange Love Thinking

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Steve Burnett (Bovina, NY) was born in Guthrie Center, IA in 1951. He attended Grinnell, University of Iowa, Art Institute of Kansas City, and earned a graduate degree from Pratt in Manhattan. Burnett owned and operated a marketing and design company, The Burnett Group, from 1979-2015, with offices in Manhattan, New York; Zürich, Switzerland; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Bangkok, Thailand. Currently, he is an organic Farmer in Bovina, raising meat, vegetables, and fruit organically. Burnett is an artist, hunter, gatherer,…

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Winter Youth Workshop – “Icebergs: How They’re Made, How They Calve, How They Flip”

February 18 @ 9:00 am - February 22 @ 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 An iceberg or ice mountain is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water. We will learn how icebergs are formed and where they live and die, then write poetry and prose in the style of the ancient Icelandic eddas, then create sculptures of them and the oceans…

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Word Thursdays – Black History Month Featuring Emmitt Thrower

February 28 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Emmitt Houston Thrower (Bronx, NY) Emmitt began acting in 1989 and performed in his first play as the role of “Duke Sr.” in Shakespeare’s As You Like It outdoors at Fort Tryon Park in NYC. He later went on to perform many historical figures onstage, such as Jesse Jackson, Paul Robeson and Jackie Robinson. He also performed onstage as Malcolm X for which he received an AUDELCO awards nomination, and critical acclaim. He is a member of the Actor’s Equity…

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March 2019

Word Thursdays – New York State 2018 – 2019 Poet Laureate Alicia Ostriker

March 14 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Alicia Ostriker (New York City, NY), New York State Poet Laureate for 2018-2019, has published sixteen volumes of poetry, including Waiting for the Light (2017), which received the National Jewish Book Award; The Book of Seventy, which received that award in 2009; The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog (2014); The Book of Life: Selected Jewish Poems 1979-2011; and No Heaven (2005). Her 1980 feminist classic and anti-war poem sequence, The Mother/Child Papers, was recently reprinted by the University…

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

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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All ages, Mondays, 7 - 9 PM, 10-week session   Seeing Things: An Intensive Poetry Workshop The phrase "Seeing Things" gives us two aspects of poetry; the ability to see what is there, and what is not, in the domains of sense and imagination.  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…

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Word Thursdays – Jared Coffin, Read by Don Coffin

March 28 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Jared Coffin (1988-2015) attended Southern CT State University, where he was offered access into their Honors Program and given a tuition-paid Presidential Scholarship. At Southern, he was editor-in-chief of Folio, the school’s literary magazine, and served on the editorial board of the prestigious Honors Review Journal. He was also named a Connecticut Student Poet and was published in the Connecticut Review. He received a Graduate Teaching Fellowship at the University of South Carolina, where he completed his MFA in Poetry.…

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April 2019

Word and Image Gallery Exhibit Opening – Leah Frankel with Iris Cushing

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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OPENING RECEPTION: APRIL 6 from 3 - 5 PM Leah Frankel (Oneonta, NY) is a visual artist whose work deals with the relationship of human existence to its remarkable environment. Using site as impetus, Frankel’s installations employ ordinary objects to draw attention to our earth’s gravity, the passing of time, or the flatness of the horizon. Frankel’s site specific projects include Colony of Earthcubes at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C., a relief rendering of the Wissahickon…

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Word Thursdays – Karen Fabiane

April 11 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Born in New York City, Karen Fabiane (Troy, NY) has been writing and performing poetry for more than 45 years.  She has been published since 1976 in such small press journals as Bound, Coal, Delaware County Times, Downtown, Greenkill Gallery Broadsheet, Home Planet News, MisFit, Momoware, Newsletter Inago, New Voices, OM, RagShock, Salonika, Title I, Torture House USA, 2, and five different anthologies released by Bright Hill Press, which also published her book, Dancing Bears, in 2011; a 2nd book,…

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Spring Break Youth Workshop – “Cave Art: Who Made It And Why”

April 15 @ 9:00 am - April 19 @ 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 Cave paintings are also known as parietal art. They are painted drawings on cave walls or ceilings, mainly of prehistoric origin, dated to some 40,000 years ago in Eurasia. We will study ancient cave art from Indonesia (the oldest) to Europe. Then we will make our own miniature caves with art inside, and create pictograph poems and stories. On the last day we will present…

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Word Thursdays Featuring Rainie Oet & Mike Jurkovic

April 25 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Rainie Oet (Syracuse, NY) is a non-binary writer, Poetry Editor at Salt Hill, and the author of No Mark Spiral (CutBank Books, 2018). Their work appears in The Yale Review, Jubilat, The Adroit Journal, Colorado Review, and The Poetry Review, among other publications. They won the inaugural Press 53 Flash Fiction Contest in 2018. They are an MFA candidate in Poetry at Syracuse University, where they were awarded the Shirley Jackson Prize in Fiction. You can find more information at…

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May 2019

Word and Image Gallery Exhibit Opening – Jordan Smith and Walter Hatke

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 4 from 3 - 5 PM Hat & Key, a collaboration between painter Walter Hatke, poet Jordan Smith, and the printers and designers, Jennifer and William Argyle of fourColor is an investigation of authentic, assumed, and invented identities. Walter’s paintings, each one a visual pun on the syllables of his name, picture different hats in different states of wear, each of which might be put on for a different purpose, to suggest a different aspect of a…

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Word Thursdays – Shira Dentz

May 9 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Shira Dentz’s newest book, the sun a blazing zero (Lavender Ink/Diálogos), was released in March 2019, and her previous book, how do i net thee (Salmon Poetry), was released in March of last year and was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. She’s the author of two previous books, black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman, 2011) and door of thin skins (CavanKerry, 2013) and two chapbooks, Leaf Weather (Shearsman, 2012), and FLOUNDERS (Essay Press, 2016). Another full-length collection, Sisyphusina, is forthcoming from PANK Books in 2020. Her poetry, prose, and visual…

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Word Thursdays – Sierra Sangetti-Daniels

May 23 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Sierra Sangetti-Daniels (Albany, NY) is a weekend Assignment Editor at Spectrum News in Albany, NewYork. Sierra earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication from SUNY Oneonta. Sierra’s personal work has been published in the Daily Star regional newspaper, Upstate Life Magazine, and Brooklyn based, InLove Magazine. Sierra is the founder of the Oneonta Millennial Think Tank, where she creates a platform for diverse millennials to offer their perspectives on modern social issues. She is a graduate of The Bright Hill…

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June 2019

Word and Image Gallery Exhibit Opening – Joseph Kurhajec

June 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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Joseph Kurhajec (Paris, France) is a Wisconsin-born sculptor currently living in France. Kurhajec's international exhibitions began in the early 1960s with the Allan Stone Gallery, New York; Galleria Etrusculudens Rome, Italy; Art 6'75, Basel, Switzerland; "Ten Independents," Guggenheim Museum; Gallery Alexander Monet, Brussels, Belgium; Galerie Caroline Corre, Paris, France; The Chech Museum of Fine Art, Czech Republic, Gallery Pelegro, New Orleans, LA; and Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY. The Whitney Museum of American Art exhibited Kurhajec's sculpture in the 1964…

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Word Thursdays – George Hovis & Martin Willitts Jr

June 13 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846 United States
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George Hovis (Cooperstown, NY) has recently published stories and essays in The Carolina Quarterly, The Fourth River, The North Carolina Literary Review, Stone Canoe, and elsewhere. His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and is a prize winner in the national contest Wake, and Dream Again. His debut novel, The Skin Artist, will be published in May 2019 by SFK Press. He lives in Cooperstown, New York, with his wife and two children and is professor of…

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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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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
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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
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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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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 26, 2019

Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church Street
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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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