Grants awarded to Binghamton Center for Writers

2014-10-21

BINGHAMTON, NY – The Binghamton Center for Writers, Creative Writing Program at Binghamton University and the Binghamton Poetry Project have been awarded a total of $5,170 in grants by two area arts organizations. This funding, along with support from the English Department and Office of the Dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, will help support the 2014 Binghamton Poetry Project’s community poetry workshops.

The Broome County Arts Council’s United Cultural Fund granted the poetry project $1,000, and the Chenango Arts Council’s Broome, Chenango & Otsego Decentralization Program awarded the center $4,170 to underwrite the poetry project.            

The Binghamton Poetry Project is a literary outreach program that aims to educate young people and adults on how to write and read more creatively. Its mission is to enhance art awareness and literacy, and to use poetry to make connections between the University and the Greater Binghamton community.

Free poetry workshops offered to Greater Binghamton-area residents in fall 2014: 

Adult Poetry Workshops

Where: Broome County Public Library, 185 Court St., Binghamton

Class time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Class dates: Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11

Instructors: Tara Betts, PhD student, poetry; and Roberta Borger, PhD student, English, with undergraduate intern Michelle Li

Website: www.bclibrary.info
 

Poetry Workshops for Kids (suggested ages 6-11 and 12-15)

Where: Broome County Public Library, 185 Court St., Binghamton

Class time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Class dates: Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11

Instructors:  James Fitzgerald, master’s student, English literature, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing; and Hannah Ledford, PhD student, fiction

Website: www.bclibrary.info.
 

Adult and Young Adult Poetry Workshops – Northern Broome Whitney Point

Where: Mary Wilcox Library, 2630 Main St., Whitney Point

Class time: 4-5 p.m.

Class dates: Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 7, Nov. 14

Instructor: Jessica Femiani, PhD student, English and creative writing

In addition to the workshops above, which are open to all Binghamton-area residents, the Binghamton Poetry Project will also conduct the following workshops, open to select groups:
 

Veterans Poetry Workshops

Where: Binghamton Veterans Center: 53 Chenango St., Binghamton

Class time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Class dates: Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11

Instructors: Abby Murray, PhD student, English literature, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing; and Brian Trimboli, PhD student, English literature, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing
 

Teen Poetry Workshops

Where: Boys and Girls Club, 1 Clubhouse Rd., Endicott

Class time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Class dates: Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 10

Instructor: Heather Dorn, PhD student, English literature, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing, with undergraduate intern Griffin Quist

For information on future programs, visit http://www2.binghamton.edu/english/creative-writing/events.html.

Last Updated: 9/17/13