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Alert updated: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 3:50 PM

The Binghamton Poetry Project

BINGHAMTON CENTER FOR WRITERS, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

The Binghamton Poetry Project is a literary outreach program of the Binghamton Center for Writers, one of the Centers for Excellence at Binghamton University - SUNY. The project educates youth and adults on how to write and read creatively. Our mission is to enhance art awareness and literacy in Broome County and to connect the University with Broome County citizens through poetry. We also provide leadership positions for Creative Writing PhD students and expand the efforts of the Binghamton Center for Writers. We are working to enhance the artistic and creative life of the community at large.

Free Workshops offered to Greater Binghamton-area residents

led by Binghamton University Creative Writing Instructors

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FALL 2014 POETRY WORKSHOPS IN BROOME COUNTY 

BROOME COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY:

(185 Court Street, Binghamton NY 13901 www.bclibrary.info)

Children's Workshops on Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm: October 14, 21, 28, November 4 and 11.
Instructors: James Fitz Gerald & Hannah Ledford
To register, please contact the Broome County Public Library Youth Services Department at 607-778-6456 or youth@bclibrary.info

Adult Workshops on Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm: October 14, 21, 28, November 4 and 11.
Instructors: Tara Betts & Beca Borger
To register, please contact the Information Services Department at the Broome County Library: 607-778-6451. www.bclibrary.info
The workshops at the BC Library are open to all Broome County residents.

 

OASIS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
(The Boys & Girls Club of Broome County):

Teen Workshops on Mondays 4:30 – 5:30 pm: October 15, 20, 27, November 3 and 10.
Instructor: Heather Dorn
The workshops at the Boys & Girls Club are offered to Oasis After School participants only.

BINGHAMTON VETERANS CENTER:
(53 Chenango Street, Binghamton NY 13901)

Veterans workshops on Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30pm: October 14, 21, 28, November 4 and 11.
Instructors: Abby Murray & Brian Trimboli
To register, please email binghamtonpoetryproject@gmail.com, or call the Veterans Center at 607-722-2393. Workshops are open to military veterans only.

MARY WILCOX LIBRARY IN WHITNEY POINT:
(2630 Main Street, Whitney Point NY 13862)

Adult and young adult workshops on Thursdays 4-5 pm: October 16, 23, 30, November 6 and 13.
Instructor: Jessica Femiani
Open to all Broome County residents.


During all of these workshops, participants will

  • Discuss Poems Written During the Workshop
  • Offer suggestions and comments on the work
  • Learn about poetic techniques and kinds of poetry
  • Read poems and discuss their form, theme, and content
  • HAVE FUN with poetry writing!
All workshop participants will be invited to read their poems at the Fall 2014 Final Reading Event, and to receive a copy of the Fall 2014 Binghamton Poetry Project Anthology.
DATE, TIME & LOCATION: Friday, November 21st at 6 pm in Science 1, Room 149 on the Binghamton University Campus.

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For more information about any of our workshops listed above please email binghamtonpoetryproject@gmail.com

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The Binghamton Poetry Project is supported by the Binghamton Center for Writers, State University of New York; the Office of the Dean of Harpur College; and the Broome County Arts Council - United Cultural Fund. Additionally, this program is made possible with public funds administered by the Chenango Arts Council, and is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.

Last Updated: 10/15/14