The Binghamton Poetry Project


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



(185 Court Street, Binghamton NY 13901

Children's Workshops on Mondays  5:30 - 6:30 pm: March 10, 17, 24, 31, and April 8
       Instructors: James FitzGerald & Kayleigh Wanzer
To register, please contact the Broome County Public Library Youth Services Department at 607-778-6456 or

Adult Workshops on Mondays  5:30 - 6:30 pm: March 10, 17, 24, 31, and April 8
       Instructors: Brian Trimboli & Clara Barnhart
To register, please contact the Information Services Department at the Broome County Library: 607-778-6451.

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 Tuesdays at 4:30 pm during March & April 
        Instructor: Heather Dorn; Interns Kathleen Keogh & Adam Brunner
The program at the Boys & Girls Club are offered to Oasis After School participants only.

YWCA of Broome County:

YWCA Workshops March and April
          Instructors:  Tara Betts & Nicole Santalucia
Open to YWCA residents only. 

Northern Broome County (Whitney Point) Adult Workshops:

(Mary Wilcox library on Main Street in Whitney Point)

Thursdays 6-7 pm March 13, 20, 27, April 3 & 10
         Instructor: Heather Dorn
Open to all Broome County residents.

During all of these workshops, participants will

  • Read poems and discuss their form, theme, and content
  • Discuss Poems Written During the Workshop
  • Offer suggestions and comments on the work Learn about poetic techniques and kinds of poetry
  • HAVE FUN with poetry writing!

All workshop participants will be invited to read their poems at the Spring 2014 Final Reading Event, and to receive a copy of the Spring 2014 Binghamton Poetry Project Anthology.

DATE, TIME & LOCATION:   Friday, April 25 at 6 pm in Science I Room 149 on the Binghamton University Campus

For more information about any of our workshops listed above please email


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; the Broome County Arts Council - United Cultural Fund; and the Stephen David Ross University and Community 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: 7/25/14